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Re: .260 Rem Vs 6.5 creedmor
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2023, 06:43:57 PM »
Seriously.....   Is it even possible to be cooler than a 6.5-06AI?

It's just so high up on my cool caliber list.

I've never owned one, but man.....
No.. no its not that's why I'll always have one.
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Re: .260 Rem Vs 6.5 creedmor
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2023, 06:49:38 PM »
Don't mess with any of them and certainly don't Ackley a 260 when there's this caliber called the 6.5x284 😍 absolutely wonderful on a t3 action where mag length isn't a concern  :twocents:
It is a great caliber for that action no doubt but the 6.5-06AI gets the 140s to 3100+ relatively easy if need be.  And yes have shot elk with the 6.5 and has worked well enough at 500 yards.  6.5-284 is just too similar to the 06 ballistically.
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Re: .260 Rem Vs 6.5 creedmor
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2023, 07:15:21 PM »
Well if you wanna slang 140+ north of 2900 you need a bigger gas tank than the creed or the 260. 284 will give you more barrel life than the hot 6. If you've got n560 then you're ready to rip with the 284. I'm a bit biased though  8)
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Re: .260 Rem Vs 6.5 creedmor
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2023, 08:36:02 PM »
 Of the two, .260! :twocents:
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Re: .260 Rem Vs 6.5 creedmor
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2023, 08:51:29 PM »
All these new fangled calibers. Go old school 6.5x55 Swed.

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Re: .260 Rem Vs 6.5 creedmor
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2023, 09:52:18 PM »
All these new fangled calibers. Go old school 6.5x55 Swed.

 .260 is not new fangled :twocents:
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Re: .260 Rem Vs 6.5 creedmor
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2023, 10:19:32 PM »
 :yeah: Think itís about 25/30 years old.

I am pretty sure a 260 will out run the 6.5x55 as well. Again not by much but some.
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Re: .260 Rem Vs 6.5 creedmor
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2023, 11:46:17 PM »
Creed ammo and components seem to fall out of the sky, super easy and fun to shoot for me and the fam.
But we always end up with the 6.5 PRC's in the woods.. :twocents:

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Re: .260 Rem Vs 6.5 creedmor
« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2023, 04:16:36 AM »
Hell, with a T3 being a long action, why not a .264 Win with a 1:8 twist barrel? :chuckle:
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Re: .260 Rem Vs 6.5 creedmor
« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2023, 06:30:26 AM »
My dad has a 6.5-06AI built on a Howa with a 8tw Lilja and accuracy loads with 140 Bergers VS my LA Rem 700 built 6.5-284 w/Shilen 8tw with same bullet I'm 70-70+ fps faster then his 6.5-06AI but I'm also cheating because Shawn +P my 6.5-284  ;)

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Re: .260 Rem Vs 6.5 creedmor
« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2023, 01:05:07 PM »
All these new fangled calibers. Go old school 6.5x55 Swed.

 .260 is not new fangled :twocents:

Relative to the 6.5 Swed I would say the 260 is new fangled. 26 yrs vs 129 yrs.

:yeah: Think itís about 25/30 years old.

I am pretty sure a 260 will out run the 6.5x55 as well. Again not by much but some.

Only reason the 260 out runs the Swed is the SAAMI pressure difference. Which is because of all the older rifles. Big deterrence for the Swed is the long action required but if that is not a factor I would do 6.5x55 all day long. If you wanted more you could AI it.

Don't get me wrong I am not saying the 260 Rem is in anyway bad. There is little difference between the 260 Rem, 6.5x55 Swed, 6.5 Creed and 6.5x47 Lapua. If you have anyone of these  you don't need the others. I currently have a 6.5x55 Swed, 6.5 Creed and a 264 Win mag. Have been looking at building a 6.5x47 Lapua also so I am well past need. LOL

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Re: .260 Rem Vs 6.5 creedmor
« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2023, 06:09:58 PM »
I had the same question a couple of years ago. I went with the 260. I'm pushing 143 ELD-X  at 2810 FPS. The only upside the Creed has over the 260 is ammo availability.

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Re: .260 Rem Vs 6.5 creedmor
« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2023, 07:37:56 PM »
Thanks for all the replies, as it is now going to either chamber for 6.5-06Ai again since I have boxes of 270 brass or .260 remington.  Have two barrels so maybe one of each!  Honestly would just do the 6.5-284 if I didnt have a surplus of brass.
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Re: .260 Rem Vs 6.5 creedmor
« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2023, 06:55:31 PM »
Hell, with a T3 being a long action, why not a .264 Win with a 1:8 twist barrel? :chuckle:

Probably be the same price buy a new gun as get a magnum bolt for the Tikka
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Re: .260 Rem Vs 6.5 creedmor
« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2023, 08:34:51 PM »
In my opinion there isn't enough difference between the 2 to really matter.... if you reload, go 260, if you're going to buy ammo, go Creedmoor..

 


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