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Offline Dan-o

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2017, 06:07:46 PM »
6.5's are a fad.

They'll go the way of the pet rock and the lava lamp. 

Definitely get the 7MM-08. 
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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2017, 06:18:12 PM »
6.5's are a fad.

They'll go the way of the pet rock and the lava lamp. 

Definitely get the 7MM-08.

6.5 is not a fad. I love the 7mm-08 but the 6.5 has it by a hair or more in every way. I'm shooting a 143gr at 2750 fps with a 22 inch barrel. It is so tame and easy to shoot. I can put 40 rounds down range and not feel like I had the crap kicked out of me like a lot of other calibers.  And  the ballistics are out of this world.

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2017, 07:18:51 PM »
I'm with highside, I avg 2720 with factory ammo from 22 barrel. Incredibly accurate and lighter recoil than a 7-08 IMO.
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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2017, 07:45:37 AM »
I was in the same dilemma a couple months ago...have a thread on here somewhere...went 6.5 and love it...that gun can flat out shot.

That being said I'm still going to buy a 7-08.... cause, well, why not.

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2017, 08:31:50 AM »
I was in the same dilemma a couple months ago...have a thread on here somewhere...went 6.5 and love it...that gun can flat out shot.

That being said I'm still going to buy a 7-08.... cause, well, why not.

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2017, 08:47:08 AM »
I'm with highside, I avg 2720 with factory ammo from 22 barrel. Incredibly accurate and lighter recoil than a 7-08 IMO.

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I just picked up 2 of the TC Compass rifles in 6.5 cm. Got one for me and one for the boy @MTBvenison
Can't beat a new rifle for $200 after rebate

Still looking at optics, but what factory ammo are you running? I plan to try a few types, but experience helps with my search.

Thanx,

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2017, 08:55:44 AM »
I'm running the Hornady 143g ELDx, most consistent in speed and best groups out of all the factory ammo I tested. I'm not a reloader(yet) so I tested as much of the factory hunting options I could.
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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2017, 09:12:52 AM »
I'm with highside, I avg 2720 with factory ammo from 22 barrel. Incredibly accurate and lighter recoil than a 7-08 IMO.

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I just picked up 2 of the TC Compass rifles in 6.5 cm. Got one for me and one for the boy @MTBvenison
Can't beat a new rifle for $200 after rebate

Still looking at optics, but what factory ammo are you running? I plan to try a few types, but experience helps with my search.

Thanx,

Where did you buy the TCs?

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2017, 09:53:48 AM »
I bought 4 boxes of factory ammo to start with. I wasn't planning on using factory ammo but I wanted to know which load shot well in case I needed to buy off the shelf in a pinch.

Hornady Precision
Winchester Expedition
HSM
Browning BXR

HSM and Winchester Expedition shot the best with Hornady a close 3rd. Browning didn't impress me. HSM was quite a bit more so I would buy Winchester or Hornady again if I needed to.

My hand loads are 143gr ELDX with 42gr of RL-17 and they shoot great.

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2017, 09:59:34 AM »
My 6.5 likes the Barnes lrx and federal accubonds... :twocents:

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2017, 11:35:14 AM »
I was only teasing when I said the 6.5 is a fad.     

Both are great chamberings.   

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #26 on: December 10, 2017, 11:35:52 AM »

My hand loads are 143gr ELDX with 42gr of RL-17 and they shoot great.

That's the same load I shoot. about 116 FPS faster than the same charge with H4350 and spooky accurate. Great bullet to boot!

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #27 on: December 10, 2017, 11:38:24 AM »
I'm with highside, I avg 2720 with factory ammo from 22 barrel. Incredibly accurate and lighter recoil than a 7-08 IMO.

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I just picked up 2 of the TC Compass rifles in 6.5 cm. Got one for me and one for the boy @MTBvenison
Can't beat a new rifle for $200 after rebate

Still looking at optics, but what factory ammo are you running? I plan to try a few types, but experience helps with my search.

Thanx,

Where did you buy the TCs?

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Cabela's On cyber Monday
Had them for $300 after tax, plus $75 rebate. Rebate good on purchases made til 12.31.17
Pretty sure they are on sale again right now.  Just a bit more $$

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #28 on: December 10, 2017, 12:08:35 PM »
Link for current sale
http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/browse/bolt-action-centerfire-rifles/_/N-1114860/No-0/Ns-CATEGORY_SEQ_105523380?recordsPerPage=18&CQ_ref=~brand-Thompson%2BCenter&CQ_ztype=GNU
$300 + tax now then $75 Rebate

Thanks for cartridge info guys.
The Federal Accubonds and Hornady ELDX were already on my short list  :tup:

As for the OP,  don't think there is a wrong answer.
I got the TC for 2 reasons: same 3 way safety as my Winchester and of course the price  ;)

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #29 on: December 10, 2017, 01:50:04 PM »
I was only teasing when I said the 6.5 is a fad.     

Both are great chamberings.   

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