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6.5 creedmoor

6.5 creedmoor
« on: November 24, 2017, 12:07:30 PM »
I have been a weatherby owner for 40 years. What do you guys think about this 6.5 creedmoor hype. It is the best cartridge kmown to man flat as a 300 win mag no recoil. I think it all about the bullets

Re: 6.5 creedmoor
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2017, 12:18:57 PM »
Mine is setup as a target rifle. It's a accurate round and fairly cheap to shoot. I'm sure you have looked at the ballistic numbers.  Weatherby is chambering it in Vanguards and Mark V's.  Yea, it's a good idea, IMO.   :)

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Re: 6.5 creedmoor
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2017, 12:38:51 PM »
I don't know what the hype about it is for. I didn't find mine anymore accurate than any other cartridge I have. I believe it's just that the market is flooded with the Creedmoor Craze so people tend to think it is the best thing since sliced bread. It is no more accurate or as good for hunting as say the good old 6.5x55 or the .260 Rem. I actually just put my Creedmoor up for sale. I own a .260 and one of the best 6.5 rounds but not known much which is the 6.5x65 RWS. 
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Re: 6.5 creedmoor
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2017, 01:07:31 PM »
I agree its all in the bullets in the 6.5.. I cant see anything special about a creedmore other than good marketing

Like BB340 said a 260 rem, 6.5X55, 6.5X65 RWS, 6.5-284, 284 win just to name a few will all out perform a creedmore.

Lately there are more long range matches won with the 284 win all the time
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Re: 6.5 creedmoor
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2017, 02:05:15 PM »
I don't target shoot so while I checked out all the numbers, because I like "cool new stuff", I just couldn't see how or where the caliber would help me out.

I also don't shoot "far" when I hunt. So my 243 does it for deer (and incidental black bear) and my 7.08 is my moose/black bear rifle.

I could probably mothball both of them and go with the 6.5 (and yes, I would not feel under gunned for moose with a 140 grain A-Frame bullet - eastern moose will let you get well within 100 yards and 50 yards is typical shot distance) but the same could be said for my 7.08.

So while "cool", I just don't see a personal need for a 6.5
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Re: 6.5 creedmoor
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2017, 02:17:14 PM »
BC of the 6.5 bullets is where it's at.I went with the 260 Rem because it is slightly faster.
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Re: 6.5 creedmoor
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2017, 02:22:55 PM »
It's still fun and CHEAP to shoot with very little recoil. It's a decent round for deer sized critters, light weight rifles and a new shooter.    :)

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Re: 6.5 creedmoor
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2017, 03:51:46 PM »
I like reading and informing myself regarding all cartridges. The Creedmoor has been receiving quite a bit of print lately and rightly so. A nice, easy to shoot cartridge with little recoil. Quite a few quality bullets available for reloading and factory loads too. More articles to read and talk about with our buddies and thatís good.
I love my Weatherby ULW 6.5-.300 and it is very comfortable to shoot even without a muzzle brake. I like to try out new products from rifles to cartridges to scopes and binoculars and everything in between.
The members of the Nation and NRA are into this sport of ours so more information on just about anything hunting and shooting is interesting. This Creedmoor subject is just another piece of hunting and shooting information for us to discuss. Itís fun to educate ourselves about another aspect of our addiction.
I just spent a few minutes thinking and writing about a Creedmoor. I enjoyed doing so. It was not wasted time. It was time spent reading about hunting and shooting. I like to hunt and I like to shoot. I am involved in something I like. It was a few minutes well spent.
« Last Edit: November 24, 2017, 08:09:48 PM by Michiganhunter »
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Re: 6.5 creedmoor
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2017, 04:05:27 PM »
My buddy is looking for a long range cartridge for elk hunting and has been kicking around the 6.5 Creedmoor. This link seems to have changed his mind on the 6.5 creedmoor.

https://skyaboveus.com/hunting-shooting/Long-Range-Elk-Cartridge-Virtual-Shootout
« Last Edit: November 24, 2017, 04:10:20 PM by Blackbear3 »
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Re: 6.5 creedmoor
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2017, 04:38:13 PM »
So how does the Weatherby 300 mag fair against the 300 Win Mag?
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Re: 6.5 creedmoor
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2017, 05:04:48 PM »
My choice isn't on that list either! 325WSM.  Shooting a game critter at those distances allows so much flight time, the critter has too much time to move! JMO! In the more reasonable 300 yds. or less, they all work!  :)

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Re: 6.5 creedmoor
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2017, 05:14:02 PM »
My 340 is on the list but not my 6.5-300, which I've been trying to steer him towards. Personally I think 400 yds is plenty far enough, but until I actually shoot past that distance I have no idea.
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Re: 6.5 creedmoor
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2017, 08:07:16 PM »
I am very impressed with my 6.5-300 Wby for whitetails. Iíve shot elk from big cows to big bulls with a .50 caliber muzzleloader and 260-300 grain bullets up to (laser ranged) 364 yds. with solid one shot kills and no more than 100 yds. before they dropped. Iíve also used a .300 Wby, .300 win mag and .338 win mag. I used a Remington 700 bdl in 30-06 with 180 gr. Barnes Bullets with good results.
I know with good bullet placement through the lungs my 6.5-300 Wby would do just fine. That said, I know I would use the .300ís as a minimum and, push come to shove, I would feel the most confident with the.338.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2017, 08:59:04 AM by Michiganhunter »
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Re: 6.5 creedmoor
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2017, 08:40:49 PM »
I am also quite curious about the .325 wsm and a .340 Wby. If I were hunting just big elk bulls i would have to buy a .340. I am interested in the .325 wsm but donít know enough about them in real world hunting situations to make an informed opinion.
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Re: 6.5 creedmoor
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2017, 04:56:33 AM »
The 325WSM is an excellent round. But it is a handloader's round only, and I'd advise buying 300-500rds of brass when you get one, backus it won't always be available.
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