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Re: 6.5mm Creedmoor

Post by Cofisher » Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:34 pm

I understand the ballistic argument. But, a big but, I can't find a target at 600 yards! 300-400 is as far as I can imagine shooting.

I am not a long range shooter. And don't aspire to be one. I am an old school hunter.

So, still leaning toward the 308. Ammo availability at a reasonable price is also a factor. I will probably learn to reload for it too.

Thanks for the input. An ongoing research project.
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Re: 6.5mm Creedmoor

Post by JEBar » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:15 pm

Cofisher wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:34 pm
I understand the ballistic argument. But, a big but, I can't find a target at 600 yards! 300-400 is as far as I can imagine shooting.

I am not a long range shooter. And don't aspire to be one. I am an old school hunter.

So, still leaning toward the 308. Ammo availability at a reasonable price is also a factor. I will probably learn to reload for it too.
I agree .... its an interesting cartridge and I've enjoyed learning about it ... in my world, a 308 has proven to be highly effective
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Re: 6.5mm Creedmoor

Post by Firefly » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:41 am

You are dead right as a hunting cartridge the .308 is superior the Creedmoor is better as a long range target round.
That said the Creedmoor is still a very good hunting round with a lot less recoil than .308 and is plenty of gun for any game hunting.
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Re: 6.5mm Creedmoor

Post by Firefly » Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:18 am

The best online blog about the two calibres can be found at https//thebiggamehuntingblog.com
Under 65'creedmoor Vs 308 Winchester debate settled. The blogger gives all the pros and cons for both calibres along with drop, drift, velocity and recoil values
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Re: 6.5mm Creedmoor

Post by JEBar » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:45 am

interesting read ..... seems to be well documented .... since I don't shoot at 1,200 yard or even 500 yard targets I'm glad I went with a 308
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Re: 6.5mm Creedmoor

Post by Mgderf » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:27 pm

I bought a 6.5 Creedmoor last year. It is a Howa 1500 bolt gun in an A.B. Arms precision chassis.
I haven't really played with it that much yet, but I hope to change that soon.
I bought it for hunting deer, even though the last thing I really needed was ANOTHER deer gun.

If I took about 5 years, and more work than I care to think about, I could put in a 900 yard range on my property.
That would run end to end, with nothing behind the backstop, but there it is.

I think that would likely be the farthest I would have the opportunity to shoot.
As of now, my visibility is limited to about 300 yards, and even though the .308 will suffice at these ranges, I believe variety is the spice of life.

I hope to harvest at least one deer with the 6.5 Creedmoor this upcoming season.
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Re: 6.5mm Creedmoor

Post by JEBar » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:34 pm

Mgderf wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:27 pm
I hope to harvest at least one deer with the 6.5 Creedmoor this upcoming season.
really looking forward to following your prehunt preparations and even more to your post hunt reports
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Re: 6.5mm Creedmoor

Post by 220 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:00 pm

Mgderf wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:27 pm
I bought a 6.5 Creedmoor last year. It is a Howa 1500 bolt gun in an A.B. Arms precision chassis.
I haven't really played with it that much yet, but I hope to change that soon.
I bought it for hunting deer, even though the last thing I really needed was ANOTHER deer gun.

If I took about 5 years, and more work than I care to think about, I could put in a 900 yard range on my property.
That would run end to end, with nothing behind the backstop, but there it is.

I think that would likely be the farthest I would have the opportunity to shoot.
As of now, my visibility is limited to about 300 yards, and even though the .308 will suffice at these ranges, I believe variety is the spice of life.

I hope to harvest at least one deer with the 6.5 Creedmoor this upcoming season.
Son was after one in a chassis but impossible to find here in Aus at the time so we picked up a 26" HB barreled action and dropped it into the cheapest sythentic stock we could find. Stock was very flexible but it did show promise. We have no trouble getting out to 600y, and one day should be able to get to 1700y if I do a bit of work.
At 500y it was consistantly shooting 5-6" groups with Hornady factory ammo. Most of the groups were only showing about 3" vertical,considering the stock and factory ammo I think it should be possible to halve the results.
He picked up a KRG Bravo chassis to drop it into yesterday and a set of dies so interested in seeing what improvement he gets.
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Re: 6.5mm Creedmoor

Post by Mgderf » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:48 am

I would love the opportunity to shoot out to 1700 yards.
One thousand would be great, but I just don't have the acreage.
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