I dont think the 6 creed barrel life is less than 1000 rounds. Maybe if your pushing 105s at 3200+ and shooting it hot. One of my barrels has 700 rounds on it and there hasn't been that much erosion. Throat area still looks great. Should easily get another 700 anyway. And that's 700 rounds of PRS shooting.There isn't enough advantage over the 6mm arc to justify my most recent ideas it seems. And, a 6mm arc barrel life is 5krds plus, and the 6creed is a whopping 80fps more for a barrel life of <1000 rds.
Anybody wanna buy a 6creed or two?
I'm not sure what you are trying to establish with this post. If you are talking about my posts about speeds in my 6arc, then that is basically exactly in line with what I've described. I get 2790 with factory 108 eld-m loads at about 70°.Here is the Hornady reloading table straight from their website:
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NOTE: This data is recommended for bolt action rifles only as stated above at the bottom of the chart.
There will always be some discrepancies between recorded velocities based on all the variations which affect the final number. You can have two barrels made exactly the same way, by the same manufacturer on the same day, show a slight deviation from one another. Manufacturers routinely print loads which appear to significantly underpowered due to the effects of the liability lawyers. Arguing about the difference of 10 or 20 FPS in comparable rifles and the same cartridges is useless and a waste of time.
Go about your testing to establish your data base. Keep a small notebook recording all the data for testing so you can compare when you have to change components.
Enjoy the process!