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6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« on: December 09, 2017, 09:49:16 AM »
For some reason I feel the need to take on another caliber; kind of toying these 2 but can't decide.  I want something for deer with a bit more range and less kick than my .35 Whelen.  Any opinions?


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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2017, 09:58:03 AM »
Either will work.  I like the 6.5 to 600 yards.  Especially if you have a 24" barrel. 

I own and reload for both. 

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2017, 10:00:56 AM »
That's a lot of barrel; I was thinking more like a 20".  Are longer barrels needed for the 6.5?

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2017, 10:03:45 AM »
For a 20" barrel I really like the 7-08.  :twocents:
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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2017, 10:06:33 AM »
That's a lot of barrel; I was thinking more like a 20".  Are longer barrels needed for the 6.5?

If you want to maximize velocities.  24 is optimal in my opinion.....though some would and will argue this.  I am pushing 2730 fps with 140 grain acccubond and accuracy is sub moa.  Consistent sub 1" groups at 300 yards.  24" barrel.  My friends 20" barrel is only producing 2350-2400 fps for his sweet spot on accuracy. 

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2017, 10:07:01 AM »
For a 20" barrel I really like the 7-08.  :twocents:

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2017, 10:14:04 AM »
That's a lot of barrel; I was thinking more like a 20".  Are longer barrels needed for the 6.5?

If you want to maximize velocities.  24 is optimal in my opinion.....though some would and will argue this.  I am pushing 2730 fps with 140 grain acccubond and accuracy is sub moa.  Consistent sub 1" groups at 300 yards.  24" barrel.  My friends 20" barrel is only producing 2350-2400 fps for his sweet spot on accuracy.

Great info here. Do you have or reload for a 20" 7-08 jrebel?  What are you seeing for that combo's sweet spot?
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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2017, 10:14:59 AM »
7mm-08  :IBCOOL:
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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2017, 10:17:54 AM »
That's a lot of barrel; I was thinking more like a 20".  Are longer barrels needed for the 6.5?

If you want to maximize velocities.  24 is optimal in my opinion.....though some would and will argue this.  I am pushing 2730 fps with 140 grain acccubond and accuracy is sub moa.  Consistent sub 1" groups at 300 yards.  24" barrel.  My friends 20" barrel is only producing 2350-2400 fps for his sweet spot on accuracy.

Great info here. Do you have or reload for a 20" 7-08 jrebel?  What are you seeing for that combo's sweet spot?

I do but I have not chrono'd the load.  It is my wife's gun so it is a light load for Max range of 200-250 yards.  I have another 7mm-08 I will be loading for Max loads / velocity with accuracy being the primary goal.  I will start a thread when I begin this project. 


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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2017, 10:57:10 AM »
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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2017, 11:05:01 AM »
Lmao 😂
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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2017, 11:48:46 AM »
I don't get it?   :dunno:

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2017, 11:52:54 AM »
6.5 Creedmoor all day long........
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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2017, 11:54:21 AM »
I think either are great, proven calibers. Choose the one that you desire and get after it.
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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2017, 04:56:07 PM »
I don't get it?   :dunno:
I guess a creedmoor will have your rethinking your sexuality like bruce jenner ????  Don't know don't have one ( do have a Lapua tho should I be worried ? )

 

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