6mm creedmoor or .243 win?

djm670

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I have used Ernie's springs in the past... .but the Gun Bloke in Australia has springs for the Howa 1500 in various lb increments..

I went with the a couple of the 1.5 versions and in mid travel screw adjustment on my electronic guage.. mine are 1.6 lbs.. on one rifle and 1.5 lbs on the other.. worked perfectly. And are an easy install.

Makes the HACT trigger as good or better than a couple of Timny Calvin Elites I have as well as one Jewell trigger I have on my Remingtons.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Howa-1500-...495406?hash=item28603ff26e:g:mlwAAOSwroFbkwy2

I think you can order these springs in half lb increments. But know that a 1.5 will go heavier and a bit lighter with the adjustment screw on a
 
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Good to know, my daughter shoots the .308 Alpine. However, the trigger is decent on that rifle. I won't touch a thing unless she complains on it. I like to tinker with things, my daughter hates it when I mess with her guns though.
 

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Good to know, my daughter shoots the .308 Alpine. However, the trigger is decent on that rifle. I won't touch a thing unless she complains on it. I like to tinker with things, my daughter hates it when I mess with her guns though.

Ha ha.. I hear you! Lucky that your daughter is following in your foot steps!
 

Bob lee

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On what planet is a 6.5 cm better than a 260 rem ? That's something fanboys say that don't have a 260 rem .
 

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I am changing my 243 into a 260 rem it's way better for deer and does not kick that much more .I wish I had had the 260 rem growing up .The 243 was awesome on deer up to 130 pounds but failed me about 5 times on big 200 pound bucks .The 260 zaps them in their tracks and barrel life is way longer than the 243 .I will have one lone 243 left a rem 742 that's the most accurate semiautomatic rife I have ever had .It shoots 3/8 inch groups all day long at 100 yards and under an inch at 200 yards .I use it to teach kids to shoot then let them shoot my 260 which they like best -
 

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You can make 260 rem brass from 243,7mm08,308 338 federal 358 win .It is also 100 fps faster than the 6.5 cm .It feeds alot smoother and is very easy to make accurate loads .
 

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And there is also the bonus that you can AI a 260, which is a case that is very receptive to this Mod.

Dean
 

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I really don't want to start another Creedmoor thread, but I'm wanting a fast twist 6mm, for deer pronghorn, and coyotes. I'm thinking either in a 20" threaded for my suppressor barrel, would make a nice lightish rifle. I have a lot of components for the .243 since I've had one for nearly 30 years, but dies aren't expensive for the 6 CM and all I'd need with them is brass. I also have a lot of heavyweight 6mm bullets from previous experiments with a fast twist .243. I have some parts on hand, so I listed the options that make the most sense to me in the order I'm leaning.

Option 1 buy 6mm Creedmoor Howa semi-heavy contour barreled action from Brownells. Cut barrel back to 20", then bed in Bansner Alpine stock I have.

Option 2 buy M700 ADL Walmart special, take it to a gunsmith with the #3 1:7 twist barrel I have installed cut to 20" with basic blueprint and chambered in .243 Win. Then bed in B&C 2950 Mountain TI stock that I have on hand, and install a new trigger.

Option 3 send barrel I have back to manufacturer and have them make it a 20" .243 Win Rem-age barrel. Buy the same Walmart ADL rifle, skip the blueprint, replace trigger and bed in my stock.
Forget China-Mart get on gun broker and find a deal.
 

ducky

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Forget China-Mart get on gun broker and find a deal.
I haven't found a deal on GB cheaper than WalMart ADL rifles. Moot point anyway, I built an 18" magnum contour 6 Creedmoor on a Savage action. Then I bought a Brownell's Howa barreled action with 22" sporter barrel for $250 and dropped it in an Alpine stock. Savage turned out way to heavy, but the Howa is a joy to carry. Too bad I didn't find anything worth shooting this past seasons.
 

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(Old Thread) I Like option #2 and I'd go Improved. If staying with the 6mm bullets. On paper the .243 Improved is like a Magnum. Anything from 30* - 40* performs and comes down to preference by your Smith and You. I've never owned one but it's on my wish list as it would only be attractive with a full on build.
 

Pat Byrne

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If hand loading, the 6 Creed is better.. My chronograph and targets tell me this is the way to go..
it offers exceptional performance in both velocity and accuracy.
Given the choice I'll not have another .243
 

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