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Re: .260 Rem Vs 6.5 creedmor
« Reply #30 on: March 23, 2023, 06:39:39 AM »
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..

Try going to gun range with a 260 while rocking a manbun.  :chuckle:

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Re: .260 Rem Vs 6.5 creedmor
« Reply #31 on: March 23, 2023, 10:37:23 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..

Try going to gun range with a 260 while rocking a manbun.  :chuckle:

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Re: .260 Rem Vs 6.5 creedmor
« Reply #32 on: March 24, 2023, 09:29:52 AM »
Flip a coin and pick one. I have a 6.5CM and have nothing bad to say about it. Easy to load for and it flat out hammers.
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Re: .260 Rem Vs 6.5 creedmor
« Reply #33 on: March 24, 2023, 04:14:07 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..

Try going to gun range with a 260 while rocking a manbun.  :chuckle:

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LOL -- How did you know I had a man-bun   :chuckle: 

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Re: .260 Rem Vs 6.5 creedmor
« Reply #34 on: March 25, 2023, 07:02:20 AM »
Just get a .270 Winchester.  It's better then both of them for a number of really good reasons and you only have to pull the bolt back juuust a little bit more (I know you will be able to do it!).  You can also put your thumb over the tang of your rifle instead of laying it alongside the stock. 

Let's face it, if you can't get within 400 yards of an animal you don't know how to hunt very good anyway. 

You will also save a ton of money with a .270.  You can hunt in actual blue jeans or wool pants and you aren't required to buy or wear gaiters in the same camo pattern that matches your stock.  You don't have to dress in drag with that man bra for your binoculars either. 

You will also save weight with a .270, your "kill kit" is a knife, as in one knife.  You won't need a rollup "kill kit", or that butt-out tool you carry or that gimmicky knife that you change the razor blades in all the time.  You will have to learn how to sharpen a knife on a stone when you carry a .270, that's one requirement.       

The downside is won't look like a tactical timmy at the gas pump in the morning and you will be required to put down your phone and play real card games like poker.
 You will aslo have to give up your dungeons and dragons, at least when you are at camp.           

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Re: .260 Rem Vs 6.5 creedmor
« Reply #35 on: March 25, 2023, 10:35:02 PM »
Just get a .270 Winchester.  It's better then both of them for a number of really good reasons and you only have to pull the bolt back juuust a little bit more (I know you will be able to do it!).  You can also put your thumb over the tang of your rifle instead of laying it alongside the stock. 

Let's face it, if you can't get within 400 yards of an animal you don't know how to hunt very good anyway. 

You will also save a ton of money with a .270.  You can hunt in actual blue jeans or wool pants and you aren't required to buy or wear gaiters in the same camo pattern that matches your stock.  You don't have to dress in drag with that man bra for your binoculars either. 

You will also save weight with a .270, your "kill kit" is a knife, as in one knife.  You won't need a rollup "kill kit", or that butt-out tool you carry or that gimmicky knife that you change the razor blades in all the time.  You will have to learn how to sharpen a knife on a stone when you carry a .270, that's one requirement.       

The downside is won't look like a tactical timmy at the gas pump in the morning and you will be required to put down your phone and play real card games like poker.
 You will aslo have to give up your dungeons and dragons, at least when you are at camp.         
But I like my Dungeons and dragons!  Haha great post, funny how you recommend the .270 whinny have shot a lot more game with that than I ever will any other cartridge I imagine and more than adequate.  I guess this rifle will be more steel/target/rock based than animal but can use it in a pinch.  .270 winchester will always be in the cleanup spot.
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Re: .260 Rem Vs 6.5 creedmor
« Reply #36 on: March 25, 2023, 11:13:34 PM »
Didn't you have a 270 Ackley at some point crab?
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Re: .260 Rem Vs 6.5 creedmor
« Reply #37 on: March 26, 2023, 07:53:03 AM »
I'm just glad I have a 25-06 and a .270 in my gun safe, right next to the red plaid wool shirt.  :chuckle:

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Re: .260 Rem Vs 6.5 creedmor
« Reply #38 on: March 26, 2023, 08:45:56 AM »
I'm just glad I have a 25-06 and a .270 in my gun safe, right next to the red plaid wool shirt.  :chuckle:

 :tup: :tup:

I look back at when I sold my .270 as a very sad day now.  If I could only have one, that would be it.

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Re: .260 Rem Vs 6.5 creedmor
« Reply #39 on: March 26, 2023, 09:45:13 AM »
I'm just glad I have a 25-06 and a .270 in my gun safe, right next to the red plaid wool shirt.  :chuckle:

 :tup: :tup:

I look back at when I sold my .270 as a very sad day now.  If I could only have one, that would be it.

My dad traded for a Winchester .270 Black Shadow, that was won at a RMEF banquet years ago and gave it to me.  It's been a hell of a gun, and tack driver for the price, many harvested with that plain jane, wouldn't ever sell it, but getting into the "other calibers" now and want to shoot LR, so got a 6.5 and want to build a custom gun.  Always will fall back on the .270 though!  Black Shadow strikes again! 

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Re: .260 Rem Vs 6.5 creedmor
« Reply #40 on: March 26, 2023, 10:31:01 AM »
For the applications your talking I'd go with the Creedmoor. In general the CM seems more accurate in factory rifles. I've had both, but kept the CM because of the rifle, Tikka vs the model 7 .260.

The 6.5 in either flavor will be more enjoyable to shoot than the .270 or 6.5-06. Not to mention the 6.5 will equal then exceed the .270 once you hit 400 and beyond.

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Re: .260 Rem Vs 6.5 creedmor
« Reply #41 on: March 30, 2023, 10:57:19 PM »
For the applications your talking I'd go with the Creedmoor. In general the CM seems more accurate in factory rifles. I've had both, but kept the CM because of the rifle, Tikka vs the model 7 .260.

The 6.5 in either flavor will be more enjoyable to shoot than the .270 or 6.5-06. Not to mention the 6.5 will equal then exceed the .270 once you hit 400 and beyond.

Iím gonna disagree with you with the 270ís advantage out to only 400yds. Itís a lot farther than that, especially with hand loads like my RL26 load with 150gr ABís at 3100fps. With modern bullets and powders available nowadays, the 270win walks all over the 6.5 creedmoor out to as far as you should ethically shoot at game, but with more recoil, as you mentioned.

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Re: .260 Rem Vs 6.5 creedmor
« Reply #42 on: March 31, 2023, 04:41:39 PM »
For the applications your talking I'd go with the Creedmoor. In general the CM seems more accurate in factory rifles. I've had both, but kept the CM because of the rifle, Tikka vs the model 7 .260.

The 6.5 in either flavor will be more enjoyable to shoot than the .270 or 6.5-06. Not to mention the 6.5 will equal then exceed the .270 once you hit 400 and beyond.

Iím gonna disagree with you with the 270ís advantage out to only 400yds. Itís a lot farther than that, especially with hand loads like my RL26 load with 150gr ABís at 3100fps. With modern bullets and powders available nowadays, the 270win walks all over the 6.5 creedmoor out to as far as you should ethically shoot at game, but with more recoil, as you mentioned.

You have rl26? Soooooo jealous.  :chuckle:

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Re: .260 Rem Vs 6.5 creedmor
« Reply #43 on: March 31, 2023, 04:58:42 PM »
General question. Just curious what the allure is to 6.5. Is it because itís a little less recoil? Something ďnewĒ? Or is it really that awesome? 

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Re: .260 Rem Vs 6.5 creedmor
« Reply #44 on: March 31, 2023, 05:12:07 PM »
General question. Just curious what the allure is to 6.5. Is it because itís a little less recoil? Something ďnewĒ? Or is it really that awesome?
basically just lower recoil. Every shooter on planet earth is gonna be more accurate the lighter the recoil. Lots of the 6.5 chamberings offer lighter recoil with some slick high b.c. bullets.

As the saying goes, "confidence kills".  Guys easily build confidence with a creedmoor, etc because they can shoot them well and shoot them more often.
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