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6.5 Creedmore

Discussion in 'Rifle & Shotgun Discussion' started by Free Trapper, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. Free Trapper

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    The 6.5 Creedmore is still creating a lot of fuss in the forums and gun magazines.

    It takes a lot to impress this ragged old soul, but I must admit to leaning towards trying one out.

    Anyone have one and have taken it through its paces?

    Would love to hear your first hand thoughts.....
     
  2. MrShooter

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    6.5CM is a decent little short action for beginners for 2 reasons
    1.) Flat Trajectory, High BC
    2.) Availability of match grade ammo on shelf

    NOT GOOD FOR LONG RANGE HUNTING, 300wm is the king of flesh & steel at long range
     
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    Im so glad to see someone else say this. The CM is great for punching paper and hitting a target way on out there but if you want that bullet to have an effect at 1000 yards you better shoot something a little more serious.
     
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    I agree with the assessment that you need more gun for effective long range hunting of deer and larger game. I have a custom Surgeon in 6.5 Creedmoor. I can routinely make headshots at 800 yards even with wind. It’s performance at distance is quite astounding compared to a 308. I wouldn’t try to shoot a deer over about 700 yards with it, even though I know I can make the shot. Just not enough power. For 1000 yards, I’ll take my 300 Win mag. Beyond that and it’s time for my cheytac.
     
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    My son used my ruger with a can in it to take his deer. He was surprised by how little recoil it had. The can helped but it has very little recoil without it. Iv carried a different rifle the last 4 or 5 deer seasons. The creedmoor is here to stay.
     
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    I'm getting a 6.5 Creemoor for Christmas to stick on my AR-10. Will whoop the 308
     
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    Hoping you were with him or he is listed on your trust.
     
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    Yes and yes. Because of where we were and the distance to the deer, his 06 was kinda overkill. I handed it to him at the last second. He was impressed to say the least. He still talks about the lack of recoil.
     

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