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6.5 Creedmoor past present future

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  1. someguy2800

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    Quite true and good advice
     
  2. Keyfer 55

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    It's not about speed , all the Kool people have Creedmoor 's !!!!
     
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    I gave him 100 Barnes 140gr TTSX and 200 Hornady 139gr SST bullets since he has to suffer with those 7mm-08 Rems. That cheered him up a bit. :p
     
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    nother one on my list....can't decide if I'm gonna do a carbon barrel 6.5 on my spare 700 or a 7-08.
     
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    Once we were done signing papers, we went out to the parking lot because he wanted to see the rifle and two sample stocks that I had in the back of the Jeep. We were 30 feet from the entrance to the bank handling an unloaded rifle and no one cared. Customers were going in an out and all was good. He's a big wig at that bank but that's the culture up here. I sure do love Montana. :D

    He told me that 25 years ago when he worked at the same credit union but at a different branch in Columbia Falls, he would carry a bag with $30K to $50K of cash from a nearby bank to his credit union. He did that five days a week for seven years … amazing.
     
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  6. horsemen61

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    Well MCMXI did he buy it?

    In regards to Old stump touché all is fair in this thread ,but how many times Do we need to repeat ourselves. Yes a “Long action cartridge will beat a Short action cartridge”

    Why the 6.5x55 never took off like it should have I can’t say. What I can say is that the 6.5 Creedmoor sure has because it’s a dandy little round.
     
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    Those who drink the "Kool"-Aid do. :D
     
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    That is an excellent question. How many times do we need to repeat ourselves with the same "I love the 6.5 Creedmoor because it's the best cartridge ever" thread?

    It pops up every week with a new title and:
    1) the same people agree,
    2) the same people disagree,
    and
    3) the same people take offense if you don't agree with them.

    You know what they say about repeating the same action over and over again, hoping for a different result?
     
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    I repeat the same action over and over ... and so far I've never been disappointed with the results from my Creedmoor!
    The only difference I'm hoping for is a tighter group than 2.5" at 450 yards ... If that makes me crazy, so be it!
     
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    sheer insanity!
     
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  11. horsemen61

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    Kimber kid I’d love to shoot that good!
     
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    6.5 Creedmoor...

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    at 800 yards with factory Hornady ammunition, I can cover that with my Cadet Small hand...

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    That's why I like it...

    It's Kid brother the 6 Creedmoor shoots a good bit flater and maybe just a hair smaller groups

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    I get over 2700 FPS out of my 22 inch 6.5 Creedmoor using factory 143 eld-x. My friends match/hunting load is 2825 FPS with the 143 eld-x and that's not the fastest handload he has for it.
     
  15. someguy2800

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    2800 with a 140gr is not a difficult number to reach.
     
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    6.5 CM case is based upon the old 300 Savage cartridge.

    TR
     
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    Yes, but the really super cool kids run an 1 in 8 twist 22-250!!!! Target 69gr..jpg
     
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    That is not true. 6.5 CM is longer, has less body taper, and a different shoulder angle. It is a necked down 30 TC with the shoulder bumped back a tad.
     
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    I'd say the 30tcs a new version of the .300 Savage :p:D
     
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    Correct. The 6.5 CM was designed to solve several problems that the 6.5x55 presented. And it accomplishes that goal.
     
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    The 6.5 Creedmoor is so Great Hodgdon created the very

    First Temp insensitive Ball Powder !!!

    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

    IT EVEN HAS 6.5 IN THE NAME!!!!!!!!!

    I’m so excited to see what this new powder can do for such an amazing cartridge!
     
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    I'm curious as well. friend of mine wants me to get another creedmoor, mostly so that he can borrow it lol, but I've found powders my CMs like a number of my other cartridges like too.
     
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    I don’t own a 6.5 Creedmoor. I got invested in the 6.5x55 a long time ago, mainly from stuff I read by Chuck Hawks, and I certainly don’t agree with a lot of his opinions. Anyway it struck a chord and I bought a CZ. I was looking for something with less recoil than my .270 and 30-06, due to age and three shoulder operations. I started reloading because of the aforementioned anemic factory loads, though some European companies load it pretty stout and Hornady has one decently hot load.

    The 26 Nosler and 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum don’t seem to have put much of a dent in the Creedmoor’s popularity and if the 6.5 PRC is the death knell of the 6.5 Creedmoor I haven’t seen evidence of it.

    So I believe there was a perfect storm situation with the 6.5 Creedmoor, it came to be at the right time and place. It is an excellent cartridge that checks more boxes than any other I can think of. It’s here to stay. If I were in the same situation today that I was when I got my Swede, I’m positive I’d get a Creedmoor.

    The 6.5 PRC intrigues me though and if I ever get another rifle in .264 caliber it will be a 6.5 PRC, 6.5 SAUM or 6.5 WSM. But then maybe not because recoil would go up.
     
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    Oddly enough, not substantially. That M-18 I had wasnt a particularly heavy rifle, but while it DID recoil more than my CMs, it was on par with my heavier, and decelerator padded 6.5-284 burning nearly the exact same powder charge, shooting the same bullet. Admittedly it was doing it 150fps slower (or something like that).
    Still tho 147s at 3K felt less punchy than 145s at 3050 from my buddies even heavier .270.
     
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    Now that we all agree that the 6.5 Creedmagic has rendered everything else between 24 and 30 caliber utterly worthless, let's grab those guns and head out in quest of some Hansel and Gretel class Unicorns!
     
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