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I was thinking TC Compass 6.5 Creedmoor and changed my mind

Discussion in 'Rifle & Shotgun Discussion' started by swampratt, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. 1911master

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    I am new to the 6.5 Creedmoor, but I did pick up a used Ruger American from SSP this past weekend. Waiting to decide on which 140 grain ammo to use and get this puppy sighted in!
     
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    140 grain Hornady Black box eld. Around 16 bucks a box at academy right now.
     
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    steelfingers, thank you. I will be in OKC this weekend and will do my best to pick up several boxes.
     
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    To get everything you want out of the gun, you'll need to develop the load for your gun but I've found this most consistent in mine without breaking the bank. Keep your brass and store it.
     
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    I have a Savage 10 FCP with 20" that shoots Hornady Black 140s sub MOA. Never Chrono'ed it as it is a hunting gun. I also have a Bergara HMR14 that doesn't seem to like the factory ammo (1.5" give or take). Haven't had time to play with it but seems to have a lot of potential. Velocity is only one factor in the equation.
     
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    I sighted my Ruger in with the whitetail hunting ammo. I shot the black box and still had a great group. The POI was about 3 inches high and left with the same bullet weight. I was surprised by the difference at 100 yards. Anyone else see this much change in POI in factory ammo of the same weight with 6.5?
     
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    My gun's not crazy about the whitetail. I zero at 200 and the white tail is always high and spreads.
     
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    Interesting, I need to stretch them both out to see. Thanks SF, I know what I’ll be doing on my days off.
     
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    Ok, that was my next question. Since this is a hunting rifle, should I pick a brand and just site in for it? I already know I want to use 140s. Thanks to everyone for their helpful information.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS to all!
     
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    I do not have a 6.5 yet but I have done a lot of research and my choice in bullet would be the 140 gr A-Max.
    I have shot many deer with the .308 with 155, 168, and 178 A max and the .223 with 55gr V-max and not even 1 deer has got away.
    Many are bang flop.
    More so with the 55gr V-max.. Yea go figure.
    I researched that 140gr 6.5 and excellent reviews in deer killing with it.

    Yes a different brand of ammo with same weight bullet may put the rounds on paper in another area.
    Same load in my older .308 but just change the brass and the load shoots on paper much farther right.
    Same brass prep.
    This is winchester brass vs Federal for 3 shots each and federal shot 3 was even farther right..right off the paper.
    Just about 2.5" right with just a brass change at 226 yards.

    If you find a box of ammo that works then get that same lot number because if lot numbers change so will the groups many times.
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