Ar10 6.5 creedmore vs bolt gun

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  1. barleydog

    barleydog Well-Known Member

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    no kidding....people ask what a good scope is and everyone starts throwing out top tier optics in the 3500 to 4000 dollar range...like someone that doesn't know which scope to buy in the first place can appreciate a top tier scope....
    few people seem to be able to max out factory affordable rigs and they think dumping 10 grand will fix it...it wont...I cant outshoot any gun I have, when I can...maybe ill upgrade..
     
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  2. ftm444

    ftm444 New Member

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    Another option to add to the confusion. Why not both? Build or buy an AR-10 to your liking and put the UPR 6.5 CR bolt action upper on it. These are quality uppers available in .308, 6.5 CR, maybe a couple more. I have the AR-15 uppers in .224 Valkyrie and .223 Wilde. Have some feed issues with the .223 depending on bullet type, but the Valkyrie is flawless. Service on the .223 problem was excellent. There are a couple of You Tube videos that give more detailed accuracy info than I have so far; I’ll work on load development when it warms up.

    Personally, I’m not a gas gun or .223 fan (not sure how I ended up with the cultter in my safe), rarely use those uppers—but the bolt guns from UPR get regular exercise, particularly the .224V. Just a thought...
     
  3. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    Please keep this thread free of Bullsh!t. if you would like to do so, please do it in person, over the phone, or via PM.

    Thanks

     
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  4. MountainShotz

    MountainShotz New Member

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    I recently built an Aero Precision M5 in 6.5 Creedmoor. I used a 24 inch BSF carbon fiber barrel and with the Hornaday 147 grain eld can get a 1/4 inch moa. Extremely fun rifle to shoot, and the BSF carbon fiber barrel really helps cut back on the weight some and has excellent accuracy.
     
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  5. barleydog

    barleydog Well-Known Member

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    I honestly think there was a legitimate point to what he had to say...personal attack aside....I see people with their custom guns out here shooting from led sleds and whining about their groups....there is a ton of money in my area and the ridiculousness of the mindset that comes with having it is apparent...rather than refine and improve skill most people think better equipment will get them where they want to be...
    I shoot a .243 lrp savage and can out shoot most people here that have far better rigs..
    another thing that sucks is the brand loyalty....everyone here thinks nightforce created adam and eve....
     
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  6. ellison3dpro

    ellison3dpro Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    My best shooting gun is a savage 12fv 22-250 i got from cabelas for 219 with the mail in rebate. Bedded Boyd's stock and it shoots .1s.
     
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  7. barleydog

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    savage is kicking all the --- right now.....out shooting custom rigs for bargain prices
     
  8. Phantom30

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    Why I use the JP tank looks unusual, like a 1960s tank barrel, but performance wins over esthetics
     
  9. 338sniper

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    Wait a sec.. shouldn’t the rifle be zeroed with a bare muzzle first??
     
  10. mtwarych

    mtwarych Well-Known Member

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    I would like to suggest that the OP go with the bolt action for 6.5 CM and build himself a 6.5 Grendel for fun and profit.

    I have a DPMS GII Hunter and the rifle is very accurate but I must practice with it at all times to be able to shoot the rifle accurately all the time. The rifle is just downright heavy. I can imagine it is heavier than most people want to pack around the mountains.

    A home built 6.5 Grendel would be built with a standard AR-15 platform upper and lower saving quite a bit of weight over the AR10 platform. As soon as I get some leftover bills paid off, I am going to purchase or build my own 6.5 Grendel.

    Good luck on your choice OP, kinda sorta the OP can buy "both" this way.
     
  11. ellison3dpro

    ellison3dpro Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I already built a 6.8spc ar15 that shoots .25moa. That is a blast. Just wanting the 6.5 creedmore. I'll probably be going to with the bolt gun. Until I can gather all the pieces for the gas build.
     
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  14. ellison3dpro

    ellison3dpro Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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