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Re: 6.5 calibers
« Reply #30 on: November 01, 2020, 06:48:19 PM »
Love my 6.5 PRC. 143grn Hornady ELD-x at 2930fps. It’s a flat shooting laser with .322” group at 100yds.
The PRC is everything the Creedmore wanted to be but isn't.
too bad they can’t seem to get the dies right.  Many of the 6.5 prc dies will not size the base enough
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Re: 6.5 calibers
« Reply #31 on: November 01, 2020, 06:50:32 PM »
Without going down a rabbit hole, how does a 6.5 compare to a 243? Looking for a gun for my wife.

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Re: 6.5 calibers
« Reply #32 on: November 01, 2020, 07:22:25 PM »
Without going down a rabbit hole, how does a 6.5 compare to a 243? Looking for a gun for my wife.
Its bigger !   :)  If shooting elk mite squeeze by with 6.5, if just deer 243 is great unless you want to borrow hers then get the 6.5!

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Re: 6.5 calibers
« Reply #33 on: November 01, 2020, 07:33:26 PM »
Just punched two tags in SE Montana this week with my 264 Win Mag and the 156 Berger.  The 6.5s are great for deer and antelope. Both critters were DRT.
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Re: 6.5 calibers
« Reply #34 on: November 28, 2020, 10:21:59 AM »
Back in the early 90's I chose the 7mm-08 for a big game caliber. As a reloader, it has great versatility.  When Remington came out with the .260, I nearly switched over as my wife started hunting with me. I was always a fan of the 6.5 X 55, but with my petite wife a short action Rem model 7 was a perfect fit, and the one we found was in 7mm-08.

The .260 never caught on, but 6.5 Creedmoor has caught fire.  Is there an advantage to the Creedmoor Vs. the .260 or the 6.5 X 55?

Just pondering these things :) On hiatus from work awaiting Covid test results! All 3 of my children (now adults) use a 7mm-08 like me, Unfortunately my wife passed away and only hunts with us in spirit now.

Check out the articles below for comprehensive and detailed comparisons of the 6.5 Creedmoor vs the .260 Rem, the 6.5 Swede, the .243 Winchester, and the 7mm-08 Remington. As you'll see, there is quite a bit of overlap in performance and capability with all of those cartridges.
https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/260-remington-vs-6-5-creedmoor-vs-6-5x55-swede/
https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/6-5-creedmoor-vs-243/
https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/6-5-creedmoor-vs-7mm-08/

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Re: 6.5 calibers
« Reply #35 on: November 28, 2020, 12:12:23 PM »
Alls Ill say about it is I have both .243 and 6.5 cm and I shoot the 6.5 with 130gr bullets at near .270 velocities, and we all know the lethality of the good ol .270.

Same velocities from my .243 but with a 105gr bullet. 

Make sure your barrel twist supports the heavy for caliber bullet selection if you go that way.  Also dont just look at muzzle velocity stability, look at down range velocities to determine where/when the bullets enter marginal or worse stability.

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Re: 6.5 calibers
« Reply #36 on: November 28, 2020, 01:34:12 PM »
6.5X300 WEATHERBY MAG.

127 GRAIN Barnes LRX

3531 fps. 3516 foot pounds of energy.

surpasses the .300 Weatherby at 500 yards in both energy and velocity.

Not much more needs to be said.All firearms are great but if you want the best in a specific caliber these little steps matter.  :twocents:
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Re: 6.5 calibers
« Reply #37 on: November 28, 2020, 01:44:05 PM »
They’re fun to shoot. Not a lot of knockdown power.  Most seem to shoot well.  On the small side for mule deer or bear.
lots of knock down power,its in the top 10 for moose.
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Re: 6.5 calibers
« Reply #38 on: December 02, 2020, 09:53:10 PM »
I like all the 6.5's but partial to the 260 as a matter of personal preference.  I am also a big fan of the 7mm-08.
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