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6.5 creedmoor

Re: 6.5 creedmoor
« Reply #45 on: December 04, 2017, 07:28:23 PM »
I have a Superforance load that is max load for the Creedmoor with 123 sst and it is accurate in the tikka, had to use mag rifle primers to set powder off. It is 49.5 grs

Re: 6.5 creedmoor
« Reply #46 on: December 04, 2017, 10:50:05 PM »
Rate the 3 you have for accuracy Downeast.

The old M70 with the Krieger barrel. Thanks to some load data from Eric it will shoot 1/4" groups at 100 yards when they old man has a good day. ;) The Howa #6 heavy barrel and the Weatherby Vanguard S2 surprisingly shoot about the same. I shot this group at 500 yards with the Vanguard one day with factory Hornady Match ammo. This was with the rifle straight out of the box with a 10X SWFA SS scope.
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Re: 6.5 creedmoor
« Reply #47 on: December 05, 2017, 12:42:52 AM »
Without showing any pressure in an S2 Vanguard  I can get a little over 3000 fps with a Hornady 129 gr interlock and a 140 gr interlock @ 2850 fps  &  RL17 powder & quick load program.   I could probably go hotter , but have since backed off the loads to 2950 & 2800 fps respectfully.  I do have a small ring Swedish Mauser  96 in 6.5x55  wonderful cartridge.  I know from a gunsmith friend and you were to use a 98 action you can push a 6.5x55 Ackley improved right on the  velocity heels of the 6.5x284.  The small ring 96 as well as it is build I wouldn't try hot rodding it too much they are just not as strong as the 98's.       

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Re: 6.5 creedmoor
« Reply #48 on: December 05, 2017, 03:42:30 AM »
Zonie: I'm getting those same velocities from my 6.5mm Creedmoor with RL-17 and 129gn SSTs.
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Re: 6.5 creedmoor
« Reply #49 on: December 07, 2017, 05:13:55 PM »
bought one, but sold it,,,dont think it was as good as my 6.5x55s, i reload for them of course,,,the 6.5 creedmore is about the same as a good load in the old 257 roberts,,,but for me the creedmore was overrated,,,,,

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Re: 6.5 creedmoor
« Reply #50 on: December 08, 2017, 07:45:47 AM »
Welcome to the Nation Kerry, and your not alone in that opinion. Shooters who own 6.5x55's probably won't see a need to purchase a duplicate cal. for the extra fps/mv gain. Especially those hunters who aren't interested in long range game shooting.(the Swede still carries 1377 ft.lb with the Hornady 140 gr SST to 400) New shooters/hunters grab on to words like Precision, and the word Creedmoor evokes visions of making miraculous long shots and never missing HA Ha. As has been mentioned, those who are new to the sport will take the bigger piece of the pie while aficionados of the 6.5's will have their own rationale for filling a niche or a non niche in their arsenal.   
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