6.5 creed in tikka ctr or browning hell's canyon in 6.5 prc ?

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  1. erikblank

    erikblank Member

    Jun 14, 2016
    I'd get the Hell's Canyon, because I already have the Tikka. If you do go with the Tikka, the stock is the only thing disappointing about it. Now that mine is in a chassis, it will shoot under half moa 5 shot groups, with Prime ammo.
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  2. Will Gray

    Will Gray Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2013
    If I were to buy a rifle on a budget, it would be an old Savage 110 (G serial #), put a good stock/trigger on it that will handle a bull barrel so I could buy barrels that might interest me anything from a 22-250 right up to a 458 Winchester. Easy to change the bolt face from STD to MAG and easy to change barrels. Learn to do those two things and your one action will hunt the full range of critters.
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  3. T3ninja

    T3ninja Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2016
    Others have had good experience with browning rifles, but I would never buy another. I would suggest calling them and asking about that specific model and ask these questions.

    1. What kind of accuracy can you expect and what do THEY consider “good enough”.
    2. If it doesn’t shoot up to standards what will they do to fix it.

    I think their answers might help you make your decision.
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  4. IdahoHunter208

    IdahoHunter208 Well-Known Member

    Jul 7, 2019
    Here is a couple groups (4 shot and 5 shot) with my Browning Hell’s Canyon Long Range 6.5 Creedmoor. Absolute tack driver. 41gr H4350. Lapua brass. 140gr ELD-M clocking in at 2750fps. Not as fast as the PRC but accuracy is more important to me.

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  5. rjferber

    rjferber Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Not a lot of requirements to go on, however, I can state the Tikka T3X CTR I owned in 6.5 CM was a 1/2" MOA shooter with "all" Hornady factory ammo as well as the Federal Premium (Gold Metal Berger 130 grain bullets) factory ammo. I did trade it in on a Bergara B14 Timber as I still prefer nice wood on my hunting & target rifles . . . but I have not yet had that one to the range to provide my initial experiences. I expect it to do as well as the Tikka, just cannot say for sure at this point. I have never had a Tikka that did not shoot under MOA.
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  6. jpndave

    jpndave Well-Known Member

    Jan 12, 2006
    I think the 6.5 PRC is a great choice.

    Out of those two actions I'd take the Tikka. They do shoot well. They also have a much bigger support network if you want to barrel it down the road.

    That said if it was me I'd look at other rifles in 6.5 PRC.
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  7. mtmuledeerhunter

    mtmuledeerhunter Member

    Jan 14, 2013
    I have two x-bolts one in a 28 nosler and a 338 win mag both shoot under a inch. my vote is easily the browning in the 6.5 prc
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  8. Mc Fraser

    Mc Fraser Well-Known Member

    Jul 23, 2018
    No offence intended, but I must ask what is that even means?

    I usually do not take advice from people that own old guns, their intentions are well but the manufacturing process, the employees, etc everything is different now. The best example is the Winchester rifles ...

    In my experience and a few other friends that reload, we will choose a Tikka over a Browning all day long. There are a lot of factors that determine if a gun will shoot, including the owner, but the chances of getting a lemon with Tikka/Sako are slim to none. Rem, Browning, Winchester, Savage (I don't even know why they are in business) manufacture quite a few lemons.
    I use a Tikka in 270 Win that shoots 1/2in at 100 yds and 1 MOA at 300. Its the cheap one with tapware stock haha

    In my experience, a good rifle will shot almost any bullet.
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  9. 25WSM

    25WSM Well-Known Member

    Oct 17, 2011
    I have helped 2 guys with hells canyons and they both shot great when they were broke in. Both shot 1.5 to 2 inches at 300 yards. Every Tikka I have had to play with shot lights out except for one. It had rifling missing from the barrel 1/2 inch from the crown. I cut off an inch and recorded it. Shot great after that. I think the Tikka has the smoothest action made. Go with the one you like best. Won't be disappointed in either. Shep
  10. chilli42

    chilli42 Member

    Jan 28, 2019
    I bought a Fierce Carbon Edge last year in 7 RM ... light and accurate. It’s a great hunting rifle. Had it out last year on a sheep hunt. antelope and deer. No regrets vs the custom build rifles in my safe.
  11. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2008
    Tikka hands down!
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  12. Greta06

    Greta06 Member

    Dec 19, 2018
    I have a stainless tikka ctr with the 24 barrel and a browning xbolt longe range stalker with a 26 barrel. Both are creeds and are shooters. The tikka i put in an mdt chassis. I would chose the tikka between the 2 guns, smoother action and much better trigger. Caliber choice would be the prc.
  13. foul bore

    foul bore Well-Known Member

    Feb 1, 2016
    Browning for sure, you earned the $ spend as you chose
  14. WYO300RUM

    WYO300RUM Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2011
    I have a Tikka T3 24.5 in. barrel. B&C stock. Very slick action. Shoots great with factory and my reloads. Never owned a Browning and probably never will. I can't compare but I'd highly recommend the Tikka. Tikka should make a 6.5 PRC if they don't. I have a 27 in. MGM 6.5 PRC barrel for my Encore. I'd take it over Creedmoor for hunting. It also is an accurate cartridge with a little more speed to it. I wish I had it in a bolt gun though. :(