- Oct 21, 2013
- Monroe, Newhampshire
Hey guys, I've been running a criterion 6.5 creed barrel for awhile now. Roughly 1200 rounds down the pipe. I had it threaded at about 1050-1100 rounds and it hasnt been the same. I thought I had it figured out but I just cant get this thing to shoot to save my life. It went from sub .5 moa groups to over moa just about over night. I'm thinking he got the barrel too hot when he threaded it. I'm hoping to take it back to him tonight and see what he thinks. If a new barrel is in order I'm thinking about jumping over to 6mm creed. I just used up the last of my 6.5 bullets so I'm starting from scratch anyway. Im sure we could chop some of the barrel off but I dont know what that is going to cost and since I'm halfway through the barrel life as it is I'm not sure it's worth it. This rifles main purpose is targets and occasionally whitetail hunting. I shot to 1450 yards with my 6.5 barrel so I'd like to be able to shoot atleast that far. I'm also hoping to get into prs next summer time and money permitting. What do you 6mm guys usually see for barrel life? Pros and cons of each? Tell me what you guys think. Is it worth jumping over to 6mm?