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Old 01-10-2018, 05:35 AM
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The next best thing has already been built but how or when it gains popularity is another story. Have the 6mm and 6.5mm Creedmor gaining that popularity of course. Case design does offer a lot on this caliber. Near the same results as bigger case capacity calibers with less powder. Very hard to beat a 30 degree shoulder when maximizing case performance. Not jumping on this bandwagon because I already have a 6mm-284. Why add to the cost of components when I have a set up that will smoke the Creedmor.
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:18 AM
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While it seems that Hornady has re-invented the wheel with this round, it is still fun to shoot and accurate. I love that it has very modest recoil, even in a light and handy rifle. With my first batch of hand loads and factory loads, it shoots less than an inch at 100 yards. What more could I want from a hunting rifle that will be used for occasional target fun?

I'm sure the 130 grain X bullet at 2800-2900 will kill the deer at the ranges we shoot them. Good SD at factory 30-06 velocities and 243 recoil, it's a winner in my book.

I still have a 300 Weatherby, 300 Win Mag and 7mm Rem Mag if I want more punch. But we were looking for something that was easier to carry, handier to shoot and had less punishing recoil. It checks all boxes so far.

The other plus, we got it for $375. Can't beat that. I can't say that my Weatheby or Sakos were that cheap.
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Old 01-11-2018, 01:59 PM
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The other plus, we got it for $375. Can't beat that.
XPR in 6.5 for $199 after rebate.
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Old 01-13-2018, 06:50 AM
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Tried a new hand load yesterday. IMR4895. One hole group. That's pretty impressive. IMR4350 gave me a 3/4 inch group. Factory loads - 1 inch groups. I gotta say this is the most accurate rifle I've shot so far.
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Old 01-13-2018, 08:55 AM
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impressive to you cause you never shot an accurate custom built rifle, no doubt better than average for a factory rifle, but not anything special
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:53 AM
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A 1-hole group from a $375 rifle is not bad.
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by BarnesX.308 View Post
A 1-hole group from a $375 rifle is not bad.
A 1" group on a $375 rifle is not bad....1-hole group is damn good!
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Old 01-16-2018, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by BarnesX.308 View Post
A 1-hole group from a $375 rifle is not bad.
not good enough, you need to spend 6 grand on a custom so you can shoot 1 hole groups, oh wait you just did, lol.
my savage in the 6.5 bleedmoor puts 125 gr winchester xp factory ammo into the .5s consistently, im pleased with that, no need for a custom in my opinion, not if you shoot a bleedmoor, its that good.
took 2 doe and 2 javelina last week with it, that doe was the first animal to run off , blood trail a blind man could follow for 40 yds where she piled up, best performing cartridge in my opinion, blows holes like a 30-06 and recoils like a 243

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Old 01-19-2018, 09:46 AM
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I am done spending a lot of money on rifles. I really don't need anything anymore either. We hunt in PA and don't have any long shots. Yet, I have a 300 Wby Mag, a 300 Win Mag and a 7mm Rem Mag. I just traded in a 25-06 for the 6.5 Creedmoor. I still have a 222 Rem. Our range has a max of 200 yards but we mostly shoot at 100. Lately, I develop a new load, shoot a group to see how it shoots, then burn the rest of the box on our hanging gong. That's a lot of fun.

The Creedmoor's first kill will likely by at between 20-50 yards. My son will be 16 next July, so he will be too old for our youth rifle season in October. That would be the only option for a longer shot as we would hunt a field for that. My dad could still do that, since it's open to seniors. He'll be 88 next season, so he qualifies. Not sure if he wants to be taking super long shots.
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Old 01-23-2018, 06:39 PM
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some groups my factory savage is shooting, this gun shoots consistently into the .5s
125 gr win xp



130 gr accubond handload, orange dot is my aimpoint, i like sighting a little high at 100



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