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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 »
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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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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.

Best answer yet!!!!  Both......because you can.

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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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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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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
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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: