Right on^^^, Classics! Just like the 250-3000 Savage and the 284 Winchester. Everybody always likes the latest and greatest hot rod (i’m Guilty), but nothing wrong with a super nice Fastback or Stingray either. Ruger still chambers bolt action rifles in the 250 Savage.6.5 longevity ? Which 6.5 will out last the 6.5x55? . In " 1893 " the 6.5x55 came out decades before the 06 or 270. . Has taken heavy game around the world. Still in production in many countries. If it were not proven it would have never lasted. It is an all time great cartridge that has had no problem cleanly taking mice to moose. In a strong modern rifle it can be loaded safely to much higher velocities than original ammo. Will the CM or PRC survive to equal the 6.5x55 would be more appropriate if you wish to compare 6.5's, old does not mean obsolete.
I have 3 of 4 , luv all 3 for different things!Honestly, the 6.5 creedmoor, 6.5 prc, 28 Nosler, 300 prc are all a rifle manufacturers dream come true. I can't figure out why in the world Remington didn't jump on board with any any more of those like the did with the creedmoor.
like my CM for competition and my PRC for huntingI don't disagree with your last statment of 90% suggesting the CM over the PRC, but I think that might be a bit biased due to rates of ownership of the CM vs the PRC. No one wants their baby to be called ugly. In general...... I think many would agree the PRC has better capabilities than the CM. All that comes at a cost, but most of us didn't get into this cause it was cheaper. We do it cause we are obsessed with hitting fractions of an moa at any distance. I have both, but the PRC is much more interesting to me at all levels. It's like a "Brave New World" still and it fun to experiment. The CM is amazing, and very tried and tested at this point, bordering on boring. Clearly stated, this just the opinion of one person and my vision of these two great cartridges, but great hearing others opinions on here.
I think most of us who reload enjoy doing it and the benefit of usually creating a custom round for our particular rifle that is just more accurate than factory ammunition in most cases. I have bought some factory ammunition that was impressive though, hard to beat factory Norma ammunition. I just bought a Vanguard barrel burner in 6.5x300, not much barrel life in one of those, but man does it shoot flat. I’m not saving much by reloading after buying brass, 8# of powder, bullets and dies, but the factory Weatherby ammo isn’t cheap either.Yeah, we like to tell ourselves we are saving by reloading. I own about 6 or 7 presses, 70 sets of dies and all the accoutrements to go with them, about 6 no, 7 scales, enough brass to sink a ship but I am saving alright, HA HA. money
Well probably not.... but it isn't going to help 6.5 CM sales any. I am thinking that many people who bought a 6.5 CM will be getting a 6.5 PRC and most new buyers will be getting a 6.5 PRC.No, the PRC will not kill the Creedmoor, just to answer the first question. I can not believe I read this entire post.
I think this is the first year rifle manufactures have really started putting 6.5 PRC rifles out in numbers.Looking at MidwayUSA today there are 83 options for 6.5 CM ammo, and only 6 for the 6.5 PRC. My best guess is no. If I didn't have a 6.5 already and I wasn't wanting to build a 270WSM, I'd probably be buying a 6.5 PRC. Likely to do it anyway.