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Old 03-29-2012, 03:19 AM
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Re: Ruger 6.5 Creedmoor Review

I have had no problems with the quality of the Hornady Brass. It is of good quality and requires very little prep in most cases It has required no prep at all. If you would try a batch I think you would be more than pleased with it. I have been using it with the 123gr Sierra MK bullets with varget and am shooting holes at 100yd touching each other My range only has a 100yd rifle range. I find their brass to be far superior to the winchester and remington I have tried in my 30/06 rifles. The brass is in my opinion at least if not better than the Nosler brass I have used. The brass is also cheaper than the nosler brass. There also seems to be a better supply of brass than there was a few months ago when you couldn't even find primers.
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:33 PM
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This is a thread for discussion of the article, Ruger 6.5 Creedmoor Review, By John Johnston. Here you can ask questions or make comments about the article.
I've been looking for several years to find a good, reliable caliber to replace the big ole' hammer I've been using for many years, and as it turns out I've found it. The 7Mag I've been using has been beating me senseless for the last 15 years and as I've aged, my shoulder has gotten worse. and I've started pushing and missing more and more shots. I tried a new 6.5 Creedmoor, by Savage in the LRH topped by a 6.5x20x50 scope and I couldn't be happier. Still getting it broke in at the range and learning how to shoot a bolt after the Ruger #1 but I couldn't stand the bite for another Ruger #1 in the Creedmoor. The Savage has the accutrigger and accustock and so far I'm not disappointed
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:47 PM
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Re: Ruger 6.5 Creedmoor Review

I know exactly what you mean about recoil. The Ruger#1 is a design not known for handling recoil but the Ruger#1 in 6.5 Creedmoor was not too bad at all. I am shooting a 6.5x47 Lapua now and it is really sweet. Look for an up coming article about this round. I like Savage also and I am sure you will feel better after a round of shooting.
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:22 PM
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Re: Ruger 6.5 Creedmoor Review

I too shoot both cartridges,I have chambered a couple of barrels in the 260 Improved version. I definitly get significant gains in velocity that way, especially now with the fine lapua brass available. I do however load the 6.5 in my f class rifle. I have 1800 rnds through one of my 6.5 barrels and still top accuracy, while with the 260 Imp I seem to begin to lose accuracy at about 1000. I realize I could load milder loads and do that some times. These things really matter at longer ranges. I have chambered barrels in both calibers as a hunting "carry" rifle and of course I cant tell the difference in recoil, performance or cool factor. I can get about 3000 fps out of the 260 Imp with a 140 g berger and about 75fps less out of my f class 6.5. 260 is a 28" bbl and the 6.5 is a 30". The 260 is still a sexy cartridge and the 6.5 cm is really generating a following.
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:39 AM
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Re: Ruger 6.5 Creedmoor Review

Im a little late to the discussion. I am interested in the 6.5 Creedmoor as a hunting round. What would make a good bbl length to maximize the velocity while not becoming to long. Are the standard 22-24 inch tubes adequate? I just read that the ruger 77 had a 28" bbl. As a varmint rig that is ok but i would rather not carry that around.

thanks for you help
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:27 AM
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Re: Ruger 6.5 Creedmoor Review

A reasonable question. The answer has to be that the velocity for a particular barrel length is a function of that length. You make the choice for your particular application,develop your load and learn the capabilities of that load. That I am sure seems circular but I don't intend that. Your choice of barrel and load will have its velocity. That velocity will be useful for a long ways shooting paper or prairie dogs,less far shooting coyotes, a little less shooting deer. Does that make sense? In f class match last Saturday, I saw shooters shoot very effectively the 500yds with 20 inch bbl AR rifles and 22 inch bolt guns. My bullet arrived out of my 30 " bbl going faster, but the paper doesnt care. They might not shoot that far with that load bbl combo at an elk.
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:11 AM
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Thanks for the information. Does anyone have any typical velocites from a 24" tube?
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