6.5 creedmor

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by shuamee, May 7, 2012.

  1. shuamee

    shuamee Well-Known Member

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    im looking for another hunting/ range gun. been reading really good things on both the 260 and 6.5 creedmor. i have read where some people think the 6.5 is going to be the next big thing and alot of people are saying that they think the are fading the 260 out. my question is which has better ballistics and do you think the 6.5 is going to stick around and more people pick up on ammo? whitetail will prob be the biggest game i would hunt with this gun
     
  2. shadytree

    shadytree New Member

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    I think you may have stepped on some toes with your info on the 260. Its not going anywhere. I think the 6.5 is a better design, but not so much so as to upset its main rival. I bought into the 6.5 because I don't hand load and for the price the factory 140 Amax is cheap.
     

  3. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    I do handload but buy ammo of about 3 different breeds.. 6.5 Creed for a friend...260 for me and 6BR for myself. You can load a 6.5 Creed a little more, but the diff doesnt amount to Jack Squat.

    6.5 Creed...100gr slug.....40.5 gr of Varget....3122 fps @ 60K pressure
    260 Rem...100 gr slug...39.5 gr of Varget.....3025 fps and 58.9 PSI
     
  4. grit

    grit Well-Known Member

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    The 6.5's have been around a looong time. They are here to stay! Excellent ballistics, mild recoil, and very good terminal capabilities.

    The 260 and Creedmoor are ballistic twins. The 260 has much better brass available from Lapua. The Creedmoor offers an abrupt shoulder, slightly better case design.

    My pick would be the 260, for the Lapua brass, and better availability. You really can't go wrong.
     
  5. emn83

    emn83 Well-Known Member

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    This post covers part of the debate I'm having with myself about my next caliber. be good to see some more opinions on the Creedmoor
     
  6. shuamee

    shuamee Well-Known Member

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    Not trying to step on any toes or anything thats just what ive read. i have been leaning towards the 260 bc of the brass available for it. im just wondering if they r going to come out with anything else for the 6.5 or if its just goin to sit where its at for now and which you would honestly prefer and why.
     
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    the shotty Well-Known Member

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    I chose the .260 for the fact of more factory loads available. That being said I do reload but I wanted to have the option to grab it off the shelf if I was ever in a pinch.
     
  8. Browninglover1

    Browninglover1 Well-Known Member

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    Everyone knows you're going to get great brass from Lapua, but my Hornady brass for my Creedmoor has been great. I'm on my 5th reload right now, and the primer pockets are as tight as the first firing. The first few lots of Hornady brass were supposedly not that great, but mine has been excellent.
     
  9. majohnson

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    I think there are a lot of us thinking the 6.5 CM is going to be a big player, in the long-range shooting scene a long with the hunters.

    I am having one built presently, its been at gunsmith now for 8 weeks. So for my money the 6.5 CM better be good at long-range game or I won't be happy.
     
  10. SidTheKidd

    SidTheKidd Well-Known Member

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    I have a 6.5 creedmoor built by bison barrels. It shoots an easy .5 moa with factory ammo (hornady match 120amax). Nice shooting little caliber. Low recoil, accurate and not a barrel burner. Haven't shot a 260, so can't comment on it. Getting about 2850 with the factory hornady ammo, which I know is on the slow side, but it's accurate so, who gives. I am sure hand loads could go much faster
     
  11. Longbullet

    Longbullet Active Member

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    Just for comparison...I have a .260 w/26" #5 Lilja and I'm getting Under .5moa 5 shot groups at 2750fps shooting the 140 berger.
     
  12. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    I use the 6.5x284 extensively for hunting and wanted a 6.5 for my high volume competition shooting. The 260 or CM seemed to be a good choice. I ended up going with the 260. The 260 has picked up significantly over the past few years, and the 6.5CM is partly responsible for this. I initially wanted a CM but it was at the time when brass and ammo was hard to get, and what was available was poor quality. I went with the 260 and am glad I did. The accuracy and ballistics are excellent, just about identical to the CM, and good brass is easily obtainable. Based on the number of riflles in 260 I'm seeing at matches, I believe this cartridge is increasing in popularity, and will be around for a long time.
     
  13. shuamee

    shuamee Well-Known Member

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    thank yall for the help. i think i will go with the 260. does anybody know very much about the savage lw hunter? i will eventually be getting something for some distance shooting i need another hunting rifle right now tho.
     
  14. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    I have both a Savage LRH in 6.5x284 and a Savage LRP in .260. Both are excellent shooters with consistant .25MOA performance out to a tested 500 yards. Only had to open the barrel channel up at the stock tip on the LRH to fully float the barrel, otherwise both delivered with no additional modification.