Who said the 6.5 Creedmoor was the Bare Minimum for Deer

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  1. loose noose

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    Well yesterday was the opening season for whitetail deer, in MO., and within the first 30 minutes of the season, I scored a 10 point buck, using my (above) rifle. Now that spread wasn't any trophy animal, nor was his weight, estimated at 150-160#'s and I'd say about 2-3 years old. But when I hit that animal he just collapsed like a ton of lead had hit him instead of my 129 grain Winchester Whitetail factory round. Once he went down I chambered another round just in case he got up, but within seconds I saw a puff of steam emit from his carcass. Shot was right at about 100 yards, and it went right thru his left side exiting a bit high on his right side taking out his lungs and liver (unfortunately, I just lover venison liver and onions) however his heart was in tact which is just about as tasty, as the liver. Wish I had some photo's of that buck, but my son took photos on his cell phone, and transferred them to my cell phone, however I haven't figured out how to send them to my computer, in order to place them up here. Anyway I'm going to have just the antlers mounted, as due to my age and condition I'm going to want something to remember this hunt. Incidentally I had my trusty Remington BDL .270 with 130 grain ballistic tip hand loads as a back up at my sons trailer at our campsite.
     
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    No picture no deer. Good shot.
     
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  3. loose noose

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    "no picture no deer. Good shot", per dh1633pm,, ya got that right, however, if I can ever get this down loaded I'll provide the proving photos.
     
  4. jmr40

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    I like the 6.5CM. IMO it has exactly the same effect on game as a 270 or 308. I would call it the perfect deer round that is still acceptable for game as large as elk. With the heavier bullet options. At typical hunting ranges the 270 is a bit faster and flatter shooting, but not enough to matter.

    The selling point of the 6.5 CM is that it is the better dual purpose hunting/target cartridge. The 6.5 is almost always more accurate, has less recoil, and when you get to really long range out performs rounds like 270 and 308.

    If all else fails bring up the photo on your phone. Take a photo of the photo with a real camera. Pull out SD card and insert into computer and upload. I've had to do a few like that.
     
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  5. FL-NC

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    I don't know who said that, but I have had lots of deer in my freezer over the years taken with rounds like 7.62 x 39, 243, 300 BLK, and (horrors) the 223 that would beg to differ.
     
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  6. Milt1

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    I agree with you about the deer heart but I'm not a liver guy!
     
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  7. CapnMac

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    Often you can use a suitable phone USB to computer USB to connect direct to the computer.
    The average Windows machine will ding at you as it recognizes the device and will generally generate a pop-up window asking ow to deal with the device.
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    I prefer the "Open to view files" versus "Share/Download pictures" as the latter will dump the entire phone's photo gallery into your "Pictures" folder (I want to pick and choose, typically, and also to group things in folders to find them later).
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    "Phone" is pretty easy--the folder (typically) you want in there is "DCIM"
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    And you'll want to select Camera in that folder.

    Select the photos you want and either drag them to the Pictures folder or use CTRL+C to copy them, then open the Pictures folder and use CTRL+V to paste them there.

    After that, you can use the Upload a File button at the bottom right of the Reply Window to put them in a post.
     
  8. Kevinq6

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    Federal’s ballistics calculator shows 6.5 creedmoore shooting a 140gr fusion at 2725fps and 2308 ftlbs. It shows a .270 150gr fusion at 2850fps and 2705 ftlbs.

    30-30 is less powerful than 6.5, I have never heard of any serious argument 30-30 is not enough gun for deer at 100yds

    Glad you got a nice one
     
  9. loose noose

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    101_0114.JPG 101_0116.JPG JM40 I thank ya for the info on taking a photo with the regular camera and placing it on my computer, anyway, here are two of the photos. Sorry that is the best I could do, next time I'll take the camera with me.

    BTW those photo's are shortly after the kill, and after the field dressing, the temp. was 27 degrees and that is why I had gloves on holding up antlers.
     
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  10. loose noose

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    Capn Mac I do appreciate your instructions also, however I'm not too computer savvy.
     
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    Thanks jmr40. They are a little fuzzy, but at least you know that I am telling the truth. Took this buck on the run at about 40 yards. Broke both shoulders and he still went 50 yards. 129gr Hornady Interlock. This was the 20th deer that I have taken with this rifle with 21 shots. The extra wasn't needed. Mauser M18 6.5 CM. Love it.

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  12. Mr. Hill

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    Nice buck!
     
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    The other easy way is to email the pictures to yourself from your phone then check your email on the computer and save the pictures there.
     
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    My friend killed plenty of deer with a .22LR but he was also a sniper in Vietnam.


    He'd keep a .22 on his deck for varmints and deer.
     
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    Nice buck OP
     
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    I've never heard anyone say the 6.5 Creed is bare minimum for deer. When you start talking elk/moose size game that is where the debate begins.

    I too email myself the picture from my phone and save it on my computer.
     
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    No question the 6.5 CM is an awesome deer round. I fear it's well on it's way to pushing the 7mm-08, my personal favorite for deer, into obscurity.
     
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    not at this house. with a tub full of hornady match .308 1 st fired cases. and a good reloading equipment the 7-08 is here to stay.
     

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    My brother and I have killed lots of deer, almost all of them with .243. Big brother has killed dozens with .223. I do want to shoot one soon with my 6.5CM.
     
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    Lots of poaching bubbas have as well, and they weren't snipers in Vietnam.
     
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  21. loose noose

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    I do know that the 6.5 CM is an awesome round at least for white tail deer, thanks to my early morning excursion.
     
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  22. Chuck R.

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    Agreed, especially since the 6.5C is so similar to; .260Rem, 6.5x55, 6.5x57 for practical hunting distances and the older rounds have been killing deer and similar sized game since...
     
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    I've had no luck this season. Have a new neighbor building a house just down the way from where I hunt. Plus have another new neighbor clearing and burning a his field.

    Going over to a friend's 600 acre cattle ranch to hunt this afternoon.

    I use facebook to send pictures off my phone to myself via messenger.

    Side note: I had planned to use my Savage Scout rifle with my suppressor. Putting the suppressor on the rifle it feels like it weighs 15 to 20lbs. Decided that I'd hunt with my un-suppressed Savage in 270 Win instead. Much lighter.
     
  24. stringnut

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    Wife says the 6.5 Creedmoor is more than sufficient 7A23106D-081C-41D9-AE13-641E2D8CDFDA.jpeg
     
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  25. LocoGringo

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    To answer your thread title question, I'd say...no one. Plenty of people use .243 to great effect and that's smaller than 6.5 Creedmoor.

    I know someone who took an elk at 700 yards with a 6.5 Creedmoor. I certainly wouldn't advise it, but it's capable.
     
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