Who is going to buy a 6.5 CM vs with the 6.5 PRC available now?
Shiny bubbles.I would veiw the PRC as just giving me more options. I could be way off on this though.
The 280ai is steadily increasing in popularity. Has been for over 10 years. Sort of perfectly combines 270 and 30-06 strengths in one package. Same goes for the 7 SAUM. I am certain that it will not cause the 270 or 30-06 to go obsolete. Nobody that I hunt with has ever heard of it.Shiny bubbles.
Don't have either, and won't. Prefer the 7-08 over the 6.5 CM. When Savage starts to offer a 6.5 PRC in the Axis line, then there might be credence to your thoughts. However, they do offer an Axis in 280 AI -- why would I want to diddle with a new cartridge?
Marketing hype. Let's revisit the topic in 15 years.
I've never understood the issue of short vs long actions. Different geometries, very little difference in ergos (IMO), relatively same end result.
No. That’s like saying 90% of people that drink beer brew their own. Most of the folks I know don’t reload or want to, so that variety is a good thing.I don't know hardly anyone that buys factory ammo,so your post means very little to anyone that actually shoots their rifles much because 90% of them load their own ammo.
Calling the 6.5-284 a niche round just shows how little you actually know,as well as the 6.5-06. You'd be quite surprised at the number of people that actually shoot them,and they will be around a lot longer than the 6.5 PRC.
Every year,there are new cartridges introduced to the market to boost new sales. Some are good,some fall flat. The ones that make it always offer the shooter something better than what they currently shoot,but the 6.5 PRC really doesn't do anything better than the 6.5-284 or the 6.5-06 other than coming in more varieties of factory ammo which doesn't mean anything to someone that reloads.
This is a true statement. My dead paper to dead animal ratio is very skewed toward paper. I convince myself that I am doing it for hunting.With the quality of factory ammo available today, handloading for most hunters of big game is a labor of love rather than a requirement.
I have to just wonder if the PRC in a short action will suffer the same fate as the .257 Roberts in a short action? It worked but not to it's full potential.I don't have a 6.5 prc but I have 3 creeds and 3 6.5x284 the creed has 2x the barrel life easy. The creed is here to stay and I believe the prc fitting in a short action gives it a spot. Neither are going anywhere soon
I understand that but the more the gun scribes talk about the PRC that numbers will increase a bit I would think.I get 10 orders a week for a 6.5 CM and 4 orders a year for 6.5 PRC. Just saying....
If you want more speed why not just build or buy a .264Winchester Magnum?Doesn’t make it obsolete for me. I’d still buy a 6.5 Creedmoor and I plan on building another one soon. I think the PRC is better suited to be run in a long action also, just my opinion. At least that’s how I built mine. I’m running the heavy 150+ bullets also and seating further out. I just like 6.5’s. Going to also build a 6.5 SAUM soon. Did the 300WSM make the 300WIN obsolete?
The 6.5 CM and the 6.5x55mm SE in a strong rifle are the same grade of grease.I would pick a 6.5x55 Swede over the Creedmore....