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Sep 17th, 2017 at 1:51pm
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I have read this is a very accurate round but would like to hear peoples thoughts on using it as a long range hunting rifle in NZ.

Does it have the knock down power on a bull tahr or red stag at 5,6,700 yards?

Would love to hear how many guys are using these and what the general opinion is.

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor
Reply #1 - Sep 17th, 2017 at 5:48pm
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Don't use one myself but it is designed mainly as a target round to produce good accuracy without killing the barrel quickly. Be aware that most load data is for 28-30 inch barrels so it doesn't offer anything more then a standard 22" barrelled 260 rem or 6.5x55 swede.
  

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Reply #2 - Sep 17th, 2017 at 9:30pm
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Yep Walker is onto it.... In a hunting style rifle not a whole lot in it over the Swede or .260.. I've got a ,260 and shoot 140g pills at about 2725 ,,, As the 140 Amax has a stupidly high BC it will reach out  but how far will depend on the day ,  your ability and shot placement but given the right conditions 600m would seem very reasonable to me . I've done a fair bit of load development work and know i can hit little things a long way away but more importantly know when i'll struggle due to conditions ,, If you also do the work it will be fine . Wink
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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor
Reply #3 - Sep 18th, 2017 at 7:47pm
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There's nothing wrong with it, but it doesn't do anything that .260, 6.5x55 and 6.5x47 Lapua don't already do. It's the latest fashion item in the US and gets a lot of press as a result.

Personally I use heavy for calibre projectiles in 7mm and .30 cal chamberings (.284 Win with 162s and .300 Win Mag with 208s, with a 7mm Rem Mag with 180s on the cards too), but any of the 6.5s with 140s will do the job well too.
  
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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor
Reply #4 - Oct 7th, 2017 at 9:52pm
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Yeah, Almost identical ballistics with 260. but with much better availability. I have been loading my with hornady 143 ELDX bullets to 2650 fps in my 21.5 inch barrel.
Goats and Deer went down with no complaint out to 300 meters.

  
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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor
Reply #5 - Oct 9th, 2017 at 1:04pm
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G'Day Fella's,

Southendstalka, the 6.5 Creedmore, is just an "American Made" version/variation of the 6.5x47 Lapua cartridge (which was introduced in 2006).
In reality, both these cartridges are a .250 Savage/.22-250 Rem case, necked up to 6.5mm.
I have a 6.5x47Lap and it is incredibly accurate with 140ish grn bullets at 2700ish fps.

As the other blokes have said above, for hunting, an accurate .260, 6.5x55 or the .270Win would be better options.

Hope that helps

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Reply #6 - Nov 24th, 2017 at 12:11pm
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I also read some of the hype to do with the creedmore and wondered if it was more marketing.

I am interested to know if any one has shot one and what the recoil is like compared to something bog standard, like a .308.

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor
Reply #7 - Nov 24th, 2017 at 3:36pm
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G'Day Fella's,

So1W, what people say about a cartridge when it's used for shootin paper Targets, does not automatically translate it into an effective Hunting cartridge at those same Target ranges.
IMHO, at best, the 6.5 Creedmore is an effective short to mid range Hunting cartridge.


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