25-06 vs 6.5 creedmoor which one for antelope?

Discussion in 'Antelope Hunting' started by Darin Eggert, Sep 9, 2019.

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  1. KyCarl

    KyCarl Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

    May 10, 2017
    If you get right down to it..My 6.5 X 284 N has that Creedmoor's daddy
    in every area! Faster Flatter and hits harder cheats the wind better.
    All in a far Superior cartridge!
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  2. PredatorSlayer

    PredatorSlayer Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    Funny - I came to the same conclusion about the 6.5 PRC. Had a 25-06 and 260 - figured I could replace the two of them with a 6.5 PRC and be equally happy - best of both worlds with good velocity and high BC bullets. Its at the expense of a little recoil, but I’ll suck it up:)
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2019
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  3. Hondo64d

    Hondo64d Well-Known Member

    May 27, 2003
    Pick whichever one does better in the wind. That’s going to be the 6.5 Creedmoor.

  4. Plinker147

    Plinker147 Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2015
    Antelope hunting is tailor made for a 25-06. Inside 550 ish it’s a wash between the 2. Over 550yds the creed will be a better choice. Antelope are easy to hunt and you should have no problem getting with 500yards. Take the 25-06.
  5. ramrod79

    ramrod79 Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2012
    My wife and son use a CM with factory ammo Hornady 129AW
    This is their all around gun from WT-ELK nothing has walked away for this little outfit Wife took elk at 300 yards 1 pass hit the dirt.
    As far as factory ammo I took it out to sight it in the other night for them after putting new scope on. First shot was far right adjusted and fired 2 more I cannot reload this well for this gun I’ve tried. Then I shot clay pigeons out to 500.
  6. BrianID

    BrianID Active Member

    Feb 6, 2018
    Both are a good choice for pronghorn. Since you don't have much time I would go with what is available in the model of gun you like best. Odds are that will be the 6.5 Creedmoor because it has been a popular cartridge the last few years and often what has been kept in stock on the shelf. Another good option to consider is a 6mm Creedmoor if you can find it in the model of gun you like on short notice. I'll be shooting 115 gr bergers next week out of a 6mm creedmoor at a Wyoming pronghorn. The 115 gr bergers are shooting about 3050 fps in my 26" Creedmoor and around 2930 fps from my 22" AR10 6mm Creedmoor. Hornady 103gr ELD X is a widely available factory ammo that is flat shooting and very effective pronghorn bullet out of a 6mm creedmoor.
  7. Kimber7man

    Kimber7man Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

    Jul 1, 2008
    Yeah, the 6 Creedmoor with the 105 hybrid would be tough to beat also.
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  8. djm670

    djm670 Well-Known Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    For sure, many have been shot with .243 or 6 mm Remington's and the 6 mm Creed is their equivalent.

    Have .25-06, 6.5 Creed and 6 mm Remington and would grab the easiest one to get out of the safe.. if I was going goat hunting.
  9. Creedmoor shooter

    Creedmoor shooter Well-Known Member

    Oct 21, 2013
    I'm just getting into 6mm creed. Ventured away from 6.5. I'm hoping to use the 110 smk for targets and the 115 vld for deer/bear.