.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. foul bore

    foul bore Well-Known Member

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    I went with a Browning 6mm cm twist rate was the deciding factor(heavy bullet)
     
  2. trophyhunter1000

    trophyhunter1000 Well-Known Member

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    You will love it.
     
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  3. just country

    just country Well-Known Member

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    morning, I read an articule in shooting times about
    the army testing the 243 for a go to sniper round.
    very impressive. using 108gr match bullets.
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  4. liv4thehunt

    liv4thehunt Active Member

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    6mm Creedmoor if your running detachable mags.
    .243 if your running a bdl/adl style bottom metal.
    .243 is too long for most detachable mags.
    Creedmoor’s don’t feed real great out of standard bottom metal.
     
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  5. Rogue Rider

    Rogue Rider Previously Cpl Austin

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    Ok, thanks
     
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  6. Remmy700

    Remmy700 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Nice bench brother sorry i know it’s off topic. Added a piece of butchers block and run as my charging table!
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  7. Truc

    Truc Well-Known Member

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    I built a 243 only because my gunsmith didn’t have a reader for the 6CM.
    Tried 700 action, 28” Remington varmint contour 71/2 twust Bartlein 5R. McMillan A3 Sporter stock
    4-20 Burris mil

    Target was the first 4 shots. Not the load I shoot though D55EC574-96CF-48AF-BDC1-9E129AF003A4.jpeg 6326F491-B5BF-4340-B7C5-D99B3CD749EE.jpeg
     
  8. Remmy700

    Remmy700 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    OP do u reload or strictly looking for a rig to shoot factory pills?
     
  9. Lee Goodwin

    Lee Goodwin Well-Known Member

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    ...how do y'all keep your reload bench so neat.?
     

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  10. Remmy700

    Remmy700 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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  11. Kimber7man

    Kimber7man Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I have differing viewpoint.

    243 case length is 2.045”

    6mm Creedmoor case length is 1.920”, allowing for a longer bullet length outside the case in the same length magazine, and maintains the 6.5 Creedmoor’s 30-degree shoulder. Testing has found this extends brass life, as well as giving more room in the shortened case.

    A. I would use a DBM with AICS mag for 243 to give more room for longer bullets. Advantage Creedmoor.
    B. Creedmoor is shorter case so can seat longer bullets out further in a factory BDL/ADL magazine, 243 can’t. Advantage Creedmoor.
    C. Creedmoor feeds great out of standard bottom metal same as 243.
     
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  12. ducky

    ducky Well-Known Member

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    Experience or just regurgitation of stuff read online? There are a lot of people shooting the Creedmoor case out of internal mags and this is the first I've heard anyone say there are feeding issues.
     
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  13. WYO300RUM

    WYO300RUM Well-Known Member

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    Great looking rifle.
     
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  14. window licker

    window licker Well-Known Member

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    The difference is negligible, both shoot well when made correctly, both feed well when made correctly. There is no real advantage between the two, or any other similar sized case besides commercial availability. Pick one and get to the range.
     
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