Which mainstream cartridge to go obsolete because of the 6 & 6.5 CM

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  1. 243 Win

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    12.1%
  2. 30-30 Win

    5 vote(s)
    2.9%
  3. 270 Win

    16 vote(s)
    9.2%
  4. 308 Win

    6 vote(s)
    3.5%
  5. 30-06 Sprg

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    0.0%
  6. none/other

    125 vote(s)
    72.3%
  1. Bigeclipse

    Bigeclipse Well-Known Member

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    The reason the big ones are so cheap is because of all of the available ammo. Id bet the 6.5prc will start going down in price once other ammo is made (assuming it takes off). I remember when 6.5cm first hit the shelves and it was quite expensive.
     
  2. John Polk

    John Polk Well-Known Member

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    You're gonna love that 264WM.
     
  3. Andrew Cowling

    Andrew Cowling Active Member

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    The 6mm Creedmoor is a 243 winchest wanna be as the 6.5 creedmoor is a 260 remington wanna be.
     
  4. Core781

    Core781 Well-Known Member

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    Definitely the .308 7.62x51N They have already decided on replacing most battle rifles with 6.5CM. It just makes sense because our enemies are developing solutions that out match 7.62N. The longer range rifles are getting. 300 magnum and larger magnums like .338 lightning and .50 BMG and some in between cartridges. But .308 will be around for a long time I'm sure on the civilian side. They might keep it as a standard battle rifle like seen in KAC models. Also some bullpup designs that make it viable for one guy or two in the squad to use for longer range threats.
     
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  5. VTbluegrass

    VTbluegrass Active Member

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    Maybe in groups of folks that are really into shooting. If we are talking deer hunters at large who rarely shoot a full box of ammo per season, these people make up the majority of the market, 270 is still seen as a gold standard of deer hunting. My wife is still the only hunter I personally know with a 6.5 Creedmoor and that’s only because the Weatherby Vanguard Camilla isn’t available in .270 that she wanted.
     
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  6. just country

    just country Well-Known Member

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    morning, this is to u creedmore lovers bad mouthing
    other calibers. the creed's r a federal half breed, trying
    to duplicate calibers that have been around for decades.
    I do not own one, never will. my 223-4, 243AI, 6mmAI,
    22-250AI-3,6.5rem. mag,-257-2wbees, 7mmwbee,340wbee,250sav.
    -308win. and more. all these proven calibers R GOING TO B REPLACED
    BY THE CREEDMORES??? PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY DIFERENT
    FAVORS. that's why GOD made dreamers. good luck justme gbot tum
     
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  7. palerider3

    palerider3 Well-Known Member

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    Lol, as cool as it seems to be to bash the creedmoor, this argument is based on nothing. I'm a 260 fan myself, I've had one since 2002. But the Creed has a better shoulder. The 243 is completely hampered by slow twists that don't work with high bc bullets. Anything the 243 does, the 6mm does. And the 6mm comes in guns that shoot long range bullets from the factory. The only thing that the .243 and .260 really do better, is keep case trimmers running with those 20° shoulders. Seriously, you don't have to like the creedmoor, but you can't make a logical argument about the 243 being better. When is the last time you saw an F-Open match won with a 20° shoulder?
     
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  8. Bigeclipse

    Bigeclipse Well-Known Member

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    Everyone in this club is a hunter. There’s about 400 members now. I’d say about 75% under 40 years old.which is my point. I think the younger generation is tired of the 270. Again just my opinion.
     
  9. Bigeclipse

    Bigeclipse Well-Known Member

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    Lmao the 6.5cm is here to stay. Sorry you are upset about that.
     
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  10. palerider3

    palerider3 Well-Known Member

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    Actually, I see way more other people bad mouthing creedmoors than the other way around. Shoot what you want. So will everyone else. But writing off a caliber just because it came out with a good marketing team doesn't make any sense. I don't think the creedmoor is replacing everything else by any means. But it's definitely giving a good option to a lot of newer shooters who don't reload or people who sometimes get busy and don't have time. The fact that there is quality ammo available for a decent price is enough to keep it from going away. It's not a fad that's going to die out. Also, I've been meaning to ask you, what's that mean in the bottom of your posts, "justme gbot tum"?
     
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  11. foul bore

    foul bore Well-Known Member

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    the 260 gets hurt the most. What I would like to see is a 6mm Grendel
     
  12. flylo

    flylo Well-Known Member

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    Maybe you young hunters can't handle the recoil of the bigger cartridges so you like the soft recoil of the ceedmoor or the name sounds cool as it was an old gun range in NY.
     
  13. Coyote_Hunter

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    Add .257 Roberts to that, although sales are already low since the .243 Win was introduced.

    The 6.5PRC will put a hurt on the .264 WM and .25-06 and steal some .270 Win sales along the way.
     
  14. Coyote_Hunter

    Coyote_Hunter Well-Known Member

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    In the case of the 6.5CM and .260 Rem, I think you got it backwards. The .260 was never that popular, the 6.5CM is wildly popular.
     
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