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Old March 11, 2012, 11:34 PM   #1
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6.5 creedmoor vs 6.5x47 Lapua or...

I am looking into building a short action rifle for 80% long range play and 20% whitetail and coyote. Probably will buy a used 700 action but anything accurate and easy to find parts for might due. I have heard great things about both and wonder what those who have shot them think. I am not looking for links to reviews as I have access to them myself, just real world experience please. Price per round is not a factor as I handload and both have a descent case life. Just looking for pure performance. Will also consider other calibers and am open minded in that aspect. I do have an available long action but it is on a 7mm mag that I like and would prefer to leave alone.
Look foreward to hear what you all have to say along with performance reports as both rounds sound purely top shelf.
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Old March 12, 2012, 12:41 AM   #2
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I hate that i can't answer for the two calibers above, but i do own a .260 remington and it's a great round. That being said i'm wanting to rechamber my LR rig (currently in .308) to 6.5x47L. That 30 degree shoulder is just a trade mark for accurate rounds. You can't go wrong with either, i dislike that you'd be subject to Hornady brass for the creedmoor where as with the .260 you can use lapua, nosler, winchester, etc. and with the 6.5x47L your stuck with Lapua brass but lapau brass is great. Out of curiosity what barrel length are you planning on running?
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Old March 12, 2012, 05:20 AM   #3
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From what I've read there's no reason to get either over a 260rem.
All have about the same accuracy, but the 260 and creedmore will push bullets faster.

The advantage to the 260 though is you can buy factory ammo for it cheaper, and brass is easier to come buy, or you can form it from 308 cases.
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Old March 12, 2012, 10:05 AM   #4
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My neighbor has a 6.5 Creedmore in a Savage 12 he recently purchased and it is a sweet shooting gun. After trying several combinations of powder and bullet he's shooting lighter 120grn bullets with IMR 8208 and getting 1 hole to .25" groups at 100yds. Very little recoil.
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Old March 12, 2012, 10:15 AM   #5
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You can push the Lapau to .260 speeds with little problem from most reports, as the case design is very strong and can accumulate the pressure. That and barrel life will be better with the lapua. They're all good, i discount the creedmoor because i don't want hornady brass. Other than that pick one.
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Old March 12, 2012, 05:52 PM   #6
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Well sounds like I need to look at some 260rem data and reviews and put it into serious consideration. I am not worried about how hard I can push them and will probably stay within normal specs which may give the 260r a natural advantage ( I have a sub moa 7mm mag if I want to get out there and hit hard).
I plan on using a heavy barrel around 26" with a fast twist around 1:8" but will research that a little more when I settle on a caliber.
Love hearing from you guys and keep them coming. Will love to give a progress report once things stajdrt coming together.
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Old March 12, 2012, 05:58 PM   #7
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A guy actually did a review between the .260 rem, 6.5 cm, and the 6.5 lapua

http://demigodllc.com/articles/6.5-s...6.5-creedmoor/

And something about calibers and their effectiveness was done by the gov't...twice.

http://www.angelfire.com/art/enchanter/pigboard.html

I really like my 6.5 cm. kinda wish I'd gotten the .260 so I could push it a bit faster....but not often.
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Old March 13, 2012, 12:01 AM   #8
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I'd go the .260 route, easier to find brass and you can make it from .243 or .308 brass,, that is if you don't mind neck turning the .308 offering. Great ballistics.
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Old March 13, 2012, 02:03 AM   #9
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There is really no need to convert .308 or .243 to .260 now that lapua is manufacturing .260 brass. The only reason people were doing so was to have some high quality .260 brass, now that it's on the market problem solved IMO, unless you just enjoy the process of converting .243 or .308 to .260
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Old March 13, 2012, 03:09 AM   #10
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Somewhere on the internet there is an article from a magazine discussing the various 6.5 cartridges ,search for that.
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Old March 13, 2012, 11:45 AM   #11
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Honestly they do the same thing with a little speed difference in the lapua which you can push it if you wanted to. The lapua is known to be very accurate as most cartridges with that 30 degree shoulder are. Barrel length could factor in as well but if your going 26 pick one how much difference is a couple of clicks in elevation going to make? They will all buck the wind accordingly.
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