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Author Topic: 6.5 creed v. 7mm.08***Update 6.5 Review  (Read 4455 times)

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6.5 creed v. 7mm.08***Update 6.5 Review
« on: August 16, 2017, 04:06:20 PM »
Ok I know all the ballistics, read all the articles, etc.

What I'm looking for real world experience from anyone that owns one.

I'm buying a new gun for my 12yoa kid to start hunting with and also want something I can take deep into the backcountry on back pack hunts. These are my two final choices based on felt recoil, terminal ballistics and price.  Mostly a deer gun but would not hesitate to use either one on elk.

What's your guys experience.
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Re: 6.5 creed v. 7mm.08
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2017, 04:16:19 PM »
You are good with either. My family has killed at least 12 animals I can think of with the 7mm-08's. My wife has taken boar/deer/elk/stag and all kinds of critters with the 7mm-08.
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Re: 6.5 creed v. 7mm.08
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2017, 04:56:42 PM »
The 7-08 is not my top choice for elk, but I did drop one with a single Barnes bullet thru the shoulder at 250 yds.  Either caliber would be a good one for youngsters or for women because of the lower recoil.  With the much broader assortment of 7mm bullet choices over the 6.5 though, the 7-08 has the edge.
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Re: 6.5 creed v. 7mm.08
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2017, 08:48:49 PM »
I own both of these calibers. For the uses you describe I'd say flip a coin. Either are wonderful deer cartridges and can be used to take elk or even moose within limits and loaded with the right bullet.  I give the nod to the 7mm-08 because of a more wide range of bullet weights. I bought my daughter a savage axis youth in 7mm-08 and that rifle shoots half inch groups at 100 yards and dumps whitetails in their tracks.
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Re: 6.5 creed v. 7mm.08
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2017, 08:54:49 PM »
7mm-08   :tup:

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Re: 6.5 creed v. 7mm.08
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2017, 08:56:25 PM »
I own both.....matter of fact a couple of both that my kids and wife shoot.  Both are great choices and will work for what you are using it for.

Flip a coin....but if it were me, I would do the 6.5 creed.  Can't really say why, other than the fact that mine is the least finicky rifle I have ever owned.  It will eat anything you feed it......it is very accurate. 

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Re: 6.5 creed v. 7mm.08
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2017, 09:38:46 PM »
My son's 7mm08 has worked very well on several animals. It's a joy to shoot.
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Re: 6.5 creed v. 7mm.08
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2017, 09:54:43 PM »
I own both.   Killed animals with the 7-08 but not yet with the creed.  Much more hunting friendly bullets in 7mm.  Really the 7 has the edge up to 500 yds, after that the 6.5 starts to shine.

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Re: 6.5 creed v. 7mm.08
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2017, 10:18:17 PM »
With 162/168 handloads that lil 7mm-08 kids gun can really stretch out there and still stop an elk with high shoulder aim points.   Tho like to see a barrel a lil longer than 22 inches.

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Re: 6.5 creed v. 7mm.08
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2017, 10:25:39 PM »
Thanks for the input guys. Its obvious there is a clear winner...not :chuckle:  Maybe I will buy both. I just found a sale on Savage Axis II for $250.  But Ive always been a Ruger fan.

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Re: 6.5 creed v. 7mm.08
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2017, 01:21:42 PM »
They're both good rounds, which has the better ammo availability?

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Re: 6.5 creed v. 7mm.08
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2017, 01:41:28 PM »
They're both good rounds, which has the better ammo availability?

My buddy is a firearms so dealer so ammo is not going to be an issue.

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Re: 6.5 creed v. 7mm.08
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2017, 01:44:07 PM »
Does 0.5 mm (0.020") of diameter and 15-20 grains of weight matter to you?  That's the difference.

My 6.5 shoots 124 grain Hammer bullets at 2900+ fps. There isn't too much in the lower 48 I would be concerned about shooting with it.
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Re: 6.5 creed v. 7mm.08
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2017, 02:19:10 PM »
Both are great calibers. I'd buy whichever one comes in the rifle that you like the most or that seems to be the best deal. I have both and for me I prefer the 6.5 just because my Tikka 7mm-08 has been tougher to get the same accuracy.
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Re: 6.5 creed v. 7mm.08
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2017, 04:53:03 PM »
Thanks for the input guys. Its obvious there is a clear winner...not :chuckle:  Maybe I will buy both. I just found a sale on Savage Axis II for $250.  But Ive always been a Ruger fan.

Im in the same boat and curious as to where you found the Savage for that price if you dont mind sharing?