Opening Day Dilemma: .270 or 6.5 Creedmoor

General RE LEE

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I have a dilemma and I’m semi OCD. I have two Tikkas. One is a wood stock .270 T3X Forest 22” barrel that shoots Hornady Precision Hunter 145 grain ELD-X MOA at 100 yards. The other is a Tikka T3X synthetic stainless 6.5 Creedmoor with a 24” barrel that shoots MOA Hornady Precision Hunter 143 ELD-X.

Which one would you grab when heading out the door?
 

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I have a dilemma and I’m semi OCD. I have two Tikkas. One is a wood stock .270 T3X Forest 22” barrel that shoots Hornady Precision Hunter 145 grain ELD-X MOA at 100 yards. The other is a Tikka T3X synthetic stainless 6.5 Creedmoor with a 24” barrel that shoots MOA Hornady Precision Hunter 143 ELD-X.

Which one would you grab when heading out the door?
you can flip a coin on this one and not be wrong no matter what happens
 

Timnterra

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I’d grab the 270 for hunting and the 6.5 for plinking. I don’t think the 143 eldx is well suited to the 6.5 creedmoor velocity. In my experience, detailed in a few other threads, the 6.5 creedmoor is not an emphatic killer. The 270 on the other hand is an emphatic killing cartridge. There is something magical about the 270, that I can’t explain but every time I shoot an animal with one they just drop. I have actually shot more deer and antelope with the 6.5 creedmoor but in my experience it is not as effective on game as the 270.
 

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