.243 Win. vs 6mm Creed.

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  1. #1 choice - 243 Win.

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  2. #2 choice - 6mm Creed.

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  1. swe123

    swe123 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Congrats!
     
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  2. Litehiker

    Litehiker Well-Known Member

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    It ain't a shoot-out that makes the difference, it's that you can load longer (heavier) bullets in the 6 CM than the old .243 without compressing the powder charge and spiking pressures.

    Eric B.
     
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  3. Rogue Rider

    Rogue Rider Previously Cpl Austin

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    Having been convinced that both the .243 Win. and the 6mm Creed. have their own special features makes me glad that I will be able to enjoy trying out different reloads for each one.
     
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    I'm going to jump back in here for a moment with an observation from another predictive. One year I was shooting matches in Raton NM at the NRA center, I just happened to be shooting next to G. David Tubbs at the time. So, we started talking in one of the breaks about the .243 Win and the then newer 6XC that he developed, which came out of the 6X he worked on before the 6XC. I was very interested in the 6XC at the time due to a conversion I was thinking about on a .22-250 Rem in a Weatherby MkV Varmitmaster, but I digress'.., so I asked what he thought of the .243 Win mainly because I knew he'd used that cartridge numerous times in LR matches; G. David said he loved it, adding the only reason he didn't stay with it was because it washed out barrels (as a match rifle- not hunting) in competition and he was always re-barreling after which he'd have to find a new "sweet spot load again" for the new barrel, and that took time, that was the reason for the 6X (which is very close to the old 6mm International) and later the 6XC they were superbly accurate as is the .243 Win, however... they didn't wash out barrels as fast. So, bring that conversation around to the .243 Win and the 6mm CM and I think that's where the real advantages between the two is found;.., as hunting cartridges, there's no argument they are pretty much equal, as match cartridges again they are equal'.., except the .243 Win will have to be re-barreled sooner. Now with the above said, I understand cartridge length and rifle magazine advantages in a slightly shorter over-all cartridge length help's with longer bullets, that's not the concept of cartridge performance, so let's not lite that dumpster fire. Just my .02
     
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  5. Rogue Rider

    Rogue Rider Previously Cpl Austin

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    When I get my Savage 110 Desert Tactical 6mm Creedmoor and my scope zeroed in, my goal will be to keep tight groups at 100yds + and to find a good reload for it.
     
  6. jasonco

    jasonco Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    No problem. I was quite surprised at the measurements myself, seeing as I never do this at all?!
    I need to get thee loaded up in some seasoned brass, and sent down range soon!
     
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  7. Remmy700

    Remmy700 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Well I mean if you to busy I can do field test for u! Lol
     
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  8. Remmy700

    Remmy700 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    They should do good on 6mm/06 AI, oh snap! Will be here shortly!
     
  9. Rogue Rider

    Rogue Rider Previously Cpl Austin

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    Picked it up today ...
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    Happy Camper ...
     
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  10. therifleman556

    therifleman556 Well-Known Member

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    Finally, finally, finally got my sorry butt out to zero this puppy in! 20190625_134937.jpg

    First five round group after 4 sighters at 150. 12 mph 4 o'clock wind. 105 gr Hornady BTHP/ Starline brass/ RL17. Bottom left is a 50 yard sight in round. Far right is first shot @ 150.
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  11. FIGJAM

    FIGJAM Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Looks like a shooter bro!
     
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  12. ducky

    ducky Well-Known Member

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    My next rifle when we're back in track is the 6mm Creedmoor.
     
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  13. blackaj

    blackaj Well-Known Member

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    Nice choice man!
    If you haven't bought brass already check out the ADG 6 creed.
    I'm running it in my newly built 6 Creed match rifle, and am impressed.
    I found a really good load with RL16 and 115 DTACs, shooting 1/4 minute at 200.
     
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    436 Well-Known Member

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    Good choice in bullets; I used the 115gr DTAC's in my custom Win M70 LR 1k rifle in 243 WSSM... they were outstanding across the course. I should have never sold it. :) 243 WSSM 004.jpg