What would you do?

johnnyk

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 24, 2001
Messages
2,367
Location
Potters Hill, NC
Keep what you have. Get donor Rem 700(s) and have fast twist (1-7, 7.5) 26" barrels in .22 Creedmoor and 6mm Creedmoor screwed on. I would also consider the 6 GT.
 

brcfo_outdoors

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 24, 2020
Messages
344
Location
Left Coast
Proof research makes 22CM, 6mm CM, and 6.5 PRC prefits for various custom actions (Big Horn/Zermatt TL3 and Origin come to mind because that is what I have). Origin action plus a prefit could get you in the door of a custom for a pretty reasonable rate. Build what you want from the get go instead of chopping up an existing gun, and it will be much smoother than most over the counter offerings. Shop around Altus and see if they have anything in stock, or order direct from the manufacturer.
 

LVJ76

Well-Known Member
LRH Team Member
Joined
Feb 2, 2019
Messages
2,901
Location
Tucson, Arizona
Hey Steve, I'd go with the 6.5 PRC. I like a little weight and energy on my bullets for longer range, but that's me.

You already have a .224 caliber rifle and I don't see a 22 CM carrying enough energy for a fast kill at longer ranges.

Yes, speed kills, but energy also plays a part in the equation. The 6 CM will have 1,000 ft/lbs of energy at around 550 yds depending on altitude, after that it'll be good for varmints only. Your 7mm-08 already with several bullets can reach to 700 yds with 1,000 ft/lbs of energy and 1,800 fps still.

Of the 3 choices you listed, the 6.5 PRC is the best option for longer range hunting.

For target and steel either will work but for hunting that won't be the case.

Hope this helps in your decision.

Luis
 

nealm66

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 6, 2020
Messages
475
Location
washington
I’m just about done with a 22 creed I’m setting up for a friend who just had shoulder surgery not too long ago for shooting coyotes. It’s was getting pushed around by the wind but I’d say in up to 6-8mph wind it was capable to 600. At 1000 it was dancing around a 12x16 target and wouldn’t be a sure hit. I have an ats tuner and a hellcat brake shooting the 90 Berger’s @3140. Was holding inside 4” at 600 most of the time and I’m sure it would have been ok out a ways further but had to go to 1000 to get data for a different rifle. I only shot twice at 1000 to get it close and then let my buddies grandson give it some tries. Hardly any recoil. If you zoom in on the dirt way out there you can see the target his grandson was shooting at. He was stabbing the trigger and still coming in pretty close to the 12x16 paper target in the middle. Definitely recommend the 22 creed if you want something easy to shoot.
 

Attachments

  • B51237C7-F005-4510-A8B8-0F766BD36CDA.jpeg
    B51237C7-F005-4510-A8B8-0F766BD36CDA.jpeg
    316 KB · Views: 38

LVJ76

Well-Known Member
LRH Team Member
Joined
Feb 2, 2019
Messages
2,901
Location
Tucson, Arizona
Cape cove

But then I feel I will basically be doing what the 7mm-08 does and with more recoil and the same general bullet weight. Unless I drop down to 80’s and then I feel bullet construction gets a little soft.

Keep in mind that in the 7mm-08 you can go with higher BC bullets like 150gr ELD-X, 162gr ELD-X or the 168gr VLDH, and still recoil like or less than the 308 with a 168gr. Target and steel at 1,000 won't be an issue either

And will reach further than the 308.
 

BoomFlop

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 16, 2012
Messages
731
Location
Wisconsin
My 7mm-08 Mountain kicks way hard than my 308, even with 120’s. It is pretty light and the glued on butt pad is like a rock. LOL. But I know what you mean.

What is the recoil like with a 6.5 PRC at around 8 pounds without a break?

Thanks
 

FEENIX

Well-Known Member
LRH Team Member
Joined
Dec 20, 2008
Messages
17,211
Location
Great Falls, MT
My 7mm-08 Mountain kicks way hard than my 308, even with 120’s. It is pretty light and the glued on butt pad is like a rock. LOL. But I know what you mean.

What is the recoil like with a 6.5 PRC at around 8 pounds without a break?

Thanks

Too bad you do not embrace muzzle brakes. An effective muzzle brake serves two purpose; reduction of felt recoil and reduction in muzzle rise.

I am not recoil sensitive but most of my rifles sport effective muzzle brake/muzzle devices. I started using muzzle brakes in 2003 and never looked back.
 

BoomFlop

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 16, 2012
Messages
731
Location
Wisconsin
I’m western states I can see the benefits of a muzzle break. However, here in WI and the bluffs of the Mississippi River more times than not you have a buck standing 50 yards away with no ability to see before in appeared over the ridge. I am not against them and fully understand the benefit, however, they are not practical for 90% of my usage.
 

david g ranes

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 9, 2009
Messages
587
I’m western states I can see the benefits of a muzzle break. However, here in WI and the bluffs of the Mississippi River more times than not you have a buck standing 50 yards away with no ability to see before in appeared over the ridge. I am not against them and fully understand the benefit, however, they are not practical for 90% of my usage.
No doubt muzzle breaks are great at what they are for but I wouldn’t have one as a gift my ears ring loud enough anyway. David
 

FEENIX

Well-Known Member
LRH Team Member
Joined
Dec 20, 2008
Messages
17,211
Location
Great Falls, MT
I’m western states I can see the benefits of a muzzle break. However, here in WI and the bluffs of the Mississippi River more times than not you have a buck standing 50 yards away with no ability to see before in appeared over the ridge. I am not against them and fully understand the benefit, however, they are not practical for 90% of my usage.

What does muzzle brake has to do with visibility?

The benefits are the same from 50Y and up.
 
Last edited:
Top