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Offline Dan-o

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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.

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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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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #30 on: December 10, 2017, 02:56:16 PM »
I was only teasing when I said the 6.5 is a fad.     

Both are great chamberings.   

Merry Christmas, one and all!!!!!

This statement coming from the guy cruising a hummer with big 24" inch chrome rims and skinny tires with blacked out windows and stereo system so loud you can hear it a mile away. :chuckle:

Yo.

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Besides, the Hummer blew up while driving to deer hunting this year.
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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #31 on: December 10, 2017, 03:02:01 PM »
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
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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #33 on: December 13, 2017, 04:10:16 PM »
My buddy, whom I shoot with a lot and do some custom gun work with, has a 6.5 cm that he built off of a rem 700 action. I want to say it has a 28 or 30" Krieger custom barrel on it. He pushes 140 gr berger VLD's around 2900 fps and shoots 1/4 moa or better at 200 yards all day. It has very consistent hits at 1,000 yards with his load on 15" and 10" steel. Also some hits at a mile on a 15" steel plate. It has little to no recoil! Not saying you need that long of a barrel but the 6.5 cm is an amazing round and a TON of PRS shooters are using it or the 6 cm with really good results.

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #34 on: December 13, 2017, 05:52:32 PM »
I was only teasing when I said the 6.5 is a fad.     

Both are great chamberings.   

Merry Christmas, one and all!!!!!

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #35 on: December 15, 2017, 07:08:41 PM »
I am not sure that the small gains found with the 6.5 creed really outweigh the fact that it is generally a more expensive cartridge to find ammo and components for. Especially in the case of a hunt who will likely not shoot the rifle much in an average year. When it comes to 7mm-08, 6.5 creed, or even 308 I strongly believe it is more important to buy the rifle that fits you and has a high level of fit and finish than buying a rifle in one of those specific calibers. If you are a long range shooter, or you just want a new caliber to play with. Go for it, but don't buy it because someone or marketing says it is superior. The skill of the shooter and the quality of the rifle mean more for accuracy and precision than the marginal gains a new cartridge provides.  :twocents:
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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #36 on: December 15, 2017, 08:17:55 PM »
At average hunting shot distances, the animal taking the hit isn't going to know the difference. Shoot whatever floats your boat. I shoot what I want, I could careless what the next guy shoots.
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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #37 on: December 18, 2017, 11:53:29 AM »
At average hunting shot distances, the animal taking the hit isn't going to know the difference. Shoot whatever floats your boat. I shoot what I want, I could careless what the next guy shoots.
:yeah:

That said, I have the 7mm-08 Savage 16 lightweight hunter, and I can't say enough about how great it is.  I've never owned a 6.5 and probably would love it just as much though. 

(You're welcome for being so helpful  :chuckle:)

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #38 on: December 20, 2017, 01:24:00 PM »
Not to high jack this thread, but SANTA's coming early and I'm looking to build my first rifle! 6.5 creedmoor MAG!!!!!!! BOOM Baby!!!!  :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #39 on: December 20, 2017, 02:22:16 PM »
Cabelaís 2 days ago had a Savage Axis 6.5 for 279.00 plus a $100.00 mail in rebate. Iím an old school 7mm-08 guy so thatís all I got for ya.

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #40 on: December 21, 2017, 08:18:23 AM »
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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #41 on: December 21, 2017, 03:51:41 PM »
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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #42 on: December 21, 2017, 09:39:41 PM »
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Lol. Let me tell you about my 6.5 creed while I put on my Kuiu gear.

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #43 on: December 22, 2017, 08:53:15 AM »
The 6 & 6.5ís now dominate competitive shooting.  Donít see that as a fad going away til something better arrives.

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #44 on: December 27, 2017, 06:12:47 PM »
I think OP was talking about hunting, not PRS. 

I will vote 65CM though, plenty for deer and a little less recoil.

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #45 on: December 31, 2017, 11:26:57 PM »
same/same
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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #46 on: January 01, 2018, 07:26:18 AM »
Why so much concern on recoil?!?! The 7mm-08 has around 12 ft lbs of recoil energy and the 6.5cm has 11, that one pound is what makes or breaks what rifle to get? A 25-06 is in the same recoil discussion and a 243 is at 10lbs. All of these rifles are arguably a caliber we would start our daughters out on(mine shoots a 25-06). If it's for hunting only and you are shooting sub 500 yards either will do just fine. Check out some ballistics charts and look at KE at the ranges you are going to shoot and go from there with a quality bullet that the gun likes. You won't be disappointed with either option.

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #47 on: January 01, 2018, 09:00:20 AM »
Buy both.................
I could care less about what anybody says..............

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor or 7mm-08
« Reply #48 on: January 01, 2018, 09:57:17 AM »
Buy both.................


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