6.5creedmoor vs 7mm08 for whitetails under 350 yards

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  1. TG-5150

    TG-5150 Well-Known Member

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    I should have known....
    You’d be the one to catch my humoro_O:D
     
  2. Trooper21986

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    Didn't quite read everything, however , if your gonna reloading , how about a 100 grain ballistic tip ? I got a 16 Savage light weight Hunter for my wife and with the 100 grain bullet , it's killed everything she's hit with it including bigger mule deer ! And recoil with the 100's are exceptionally mild ...
     
  3. stx

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    Good Point!
     
  4. CJS-6.5

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    Well some bullets have a better point.
     
  5. stx

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    :) That’s Funny!
     
  6. Slope77

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    I think that if the main goal is a light recoil round that can be put in a light rifle primarily used on deer or smaller game, I’d rather have the Creedmoor. Seems like it may be a more consistent performer than a 243 and a bit less recoil than 7mm-08. If adding elk or bigger things (with still light recoil and light rifle), I’d rather have more frontal area and bullet weight available in 7mm-08.
     
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  7. Orange Dust

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    No matter how you slice it the 6.5 is less gun. That being said it will never matter until a less than perfect hit is made. Then the 7-08 will always have an advantage. Sounds more like an excuse for you a new gun to play with than really for her. If you really want a 6.5, buy one. If she WANTS a new gun, why not buy her what SHE wants. Or, If you like your Doctor you can keep your Doctor... Something like that.
     
  8. antelopedundee

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    I'm a 6.5mm man muhself 6.5-06 or the AI version, but I've no desire for a 6.5 CM. For the OP, IMO most of that stuff is more alike than it is different, so it comes down to choice/preference.

    Just curious, but if push ever came to shove, what's the most common parent case one would use to make one's own cases? .243Win? If twas me I'd prefer to neck up rather than neck down.
     
  9. Bigeclipse

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    Lol insulting much?!? This rifle has such a small stock I will not be able to shoot it well so why would I want it. It is 100% her choice, I’m just trying to get her the info. FYI, we decided on the 6.5cm. I hope the deer don’t mind it’s less gun ;)
     
  10. Slope77

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    Antelopedundee, if that question was meant for me, it may be above my paygrade.

    If you are talking about forming 6.5 creedmoor cases, I can’t answer because the Creedmoor is not a direct descendent of the 308. I don’t know how to make Creedmoor brass

    If you had a 260 Rem, which is a 6.5 based on the 308, I would guess your best options would be to neck up a 243 or neck down a 7mm-08.

    For my own use, I dislike headstamps that don’t match what I’m shooting. But I do think that the 6.5-06 may be the best round based on the ‘06 case. I love my 25-06, but maybe I’d love it more in 6.5.
     
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  12. Mike Patton

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    I have the 6creedmoor it is more than enough gun, I have shot many deer and other varmint with my 243, best all around gun unless you are going for elk. The 6creedmoor has enough to do that and more beside you can shoot it out to one heck of a distance.
     
  13. Orange Dust

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    No t insulting at all. Would never do that on purpose. Just being honest. Remember, we have never met, all I have to go on is reading what you have written. Marketing has done an exceptional job with the 6.5, and a lot of folks drank the cool aid. The cartridge is not better than what she has. Similar, but not better. Little less recoil and a little less killing power. Doubt she could tell much difference in recoil, if any. Stock fit would make a bigger difference actually.
     
  14. Killertraylor

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    Whenever I see a post that says "a .243 is marginal for deer" I just smile at the ignorance. Like you - well over 40 deer, a few elk, several antelope. None of them required 2 shots. 85 grain tsx at 3250 is the best deer killer I've ever shot. Hardly any meat damage either if you place your shot in the right place.
     
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