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Old November 16, 2012, 06:54 PM   #1
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6.5 Creedmore

Please educate me on the 6.5 Creedmore Will It make a good target round.
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Old November 16, 2012, 11:43 PM   #2
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Have done a considerable of research on the round and evidently it is an excellent when it comes to accuracy. Liked what I read so much that I am having a rifle built in that caliber. Just google 6.5 Creedmoor and numerous articles and post will come up.
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Old November 17, 2012, 01:36 PM   #3
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Short answer- yes, one of the best long range rounds.
Usually compared against the .260 which has essentially identical ballistics.
If you don't reload, many go with the CM as Hornady's match ammo is available, and accurate.

http://demigodllc.com/articles/6.5-s...6.5-creedmoor/
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Old November 22, 2012, 03:05 AM   #4
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How's the recoil on the 6.5 Creedmoor.
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Old November 22, 2012, 04:48 AM   #5
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From what I have read, the recoil of the cartridge is relatively mild.
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Old November 22, 2012, 11:28 AM   #6
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I was looking at the ballistics of the 260 Rem Ackley Improved, and I like what I see. I have a spare action that I was thinking of building a 260AI on.

Are there any advantages of the 6.5 Creedmore over the 260 Rem?
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Old November 22, 2012, 11:44 AM   #7
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Are there any advantages of the 6.5 Creedmore over the 260 Rem?
No. Ballistics are the same, choice usually comes down to whether you reload, or will shoot factory ammo.
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Old November 26, 2012, 01:38 AM   #8
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My understanding,if it has to fit in a 2.80 mag box,the Creedmore is shorter,and better suited to loading the long skinny bullets without deep seating.(I have no experience with the Creedmore)
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Old November 26, 2012, 10:16 AM   #9
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heres 5 pages of info on 6.5's - http://demigodllc.com/articles/6.5-s...6.5-creedmoor/
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Old November 28, 2012, 01:53 PM   #10
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Thanks for the info. I plan on getting a target rifle this spring chambered in 6.5 Ceedmoor. Looking at the Ruger M77 Mark ll Target. Had one in 223 and it would shoot 3/8" at 100yrds.
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Old November 28, 2012, 06:32 PM   #11
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I find it hard to knock your rifle choice when your 223 rifle shoots like that. My custom is built off a ruger SS mkII action. Krieger barrel and good for 1" at 400 yards with handloads. Good luck, I did not know ruger was chambering the creedmoor . Good luck with it.
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Old November 28, 2012, 07:41 PM   #12
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Thanks! The interesting thing about the rifle is that it has a 28" barrel. Seems long but if shoots who cares.
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Old November 29, 2012, 07:35 AM   #13
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I like Ruger, but if you're talking long-range rifle (you didn't specify distance) it would never be my choice.

TOTAL lack of aftermarket support- triggers, stocks, etc... you should consider that aspect...

I have never seen a Ruger at the 1000 yard bench at our range. Just sayin...
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Old November 29, 2012, 12:10 PM   #14
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Not really a lack of support from the aftermarket. It may not have the following of a remmy buy still solid aftermarket. Timney, rifle basix , jard make triggers. Stocks , boyd's and mcmillian atleast have production stocks then some others have there spec'ed stocks from boyds and several custom fine wood makers do rugers. . Mine is going on 16 years old now. What other aftermarkets is needed. barrels sure ain't a issue. Only reason you don't see them at matchs has more to do with the owners choices of useing push feed actions than the ruger control feed action. It is a control feed with the mkII and for the same reason you see no rugers you see few mausers or winny full custom rifles for match play they need to feed from a magizine to function.

The man the built mine was an old school mauser smith and only because of that skill did he do mine and still with some whinning. He had a change of heart after the work saying it was easier than a old mauser. But he did have to build some tooling for it.

My 15 year old custom Ruger , Boyds JR stock bedded and blocked , timney 1 1/2lb trigger and krieger 27" #7 profile 7mm RM- Good LR shooter.

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Old November 29, 2012, 01:02 PM   #15
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How's the recoil on the 6.5 Creedmoor.
I have shot the sister cartridge 260, which should be identical in recoil... I would say it is somewhat more than a 243 or 257 Roberts, and similar to a 25-06... I think I could shoot 50 rounds at a session with no sore shoulder. I have never shot a 7mm-08, but I bet it would be pretty similar to the 6.5 Creedmore / 260... They all shoot a 140 grain pill at about the same velocity.

For certain, it is less than a 308 or 270 Win. I find 308 in an 8 - 9 lb rifle to be pretty easy to shoot
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