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Jul 5th, 2018 at 7:33pm
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Iím in the market for a new riffle after a few years of chasing pigs Iím getting back into the deer hunting. Was chatting to the guy at H&F today and he recommended the 6.5 Creedmoor over the 308. I will be hunting bush and farms for red deer fallow and the odd pig. Most shots will be between 200-400 metres. Whatís your thoughts on this? Thanks

  
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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor
Reply #1 - Jul 5th, 2018 at 7:57pm
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In the 200-400 range both will do the job just fine
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Reply #2 - Jul 5th, 2018 at 9:17pm
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the .308 all the way...... the 6.5 is the new skid on the jock and all the rage TODAY..... it wont do anything the 08 wont do just as good if not better (wait for the cries of protest from the guys who own one telling you its good to Roll Eyes Roll Eyes 1km)  feed your 08 with 180grn winchester power point for the close stuff and take your pick for over 100 yard work.
if you tight for $$$$ barnaul and belmont both do loads at about a buck a bang.
  
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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor
Reply #3 - Jul 5th, 2018 at 9:26pm
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Ditto the 308 better all rounder
  

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor
Reply #4 - Jul 5th, 2018 at 11:08pm
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The 6.5 CM was born when a few target shooter had a brainstorming session to come up with the ideal target caliber and brass. Which tells you a lot already. After a little while hunters thought they can use the cartridge for hunting past 500m but in reality it's a big difference to hit steel plates and punch holes in paper vs trying to kill a big bodied deer at that distance.
Not saying that the CM can't tip over a deer but there are better calibers out there.
On the other hand I have a 6.5CM coming in August so go figure, hehe Smiley

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor
Reply #5 - Jul 6th, 2018 at 7:18am
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For the purposes that you stated, my personal choice would be the 308 Win.  My reasons are as follows:

1-308  ammo is more available generally speaking
2-308 has a heavy bullet option
3-308 barrel life should be somewhat better
4-bullet selection in factory ammo for the non reloader is much greater in the 308 win

my .02 cents........the 308win has served me very well
  
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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor
Reply #6 - Jul 6th, 2018 at 8:25am
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H&F bloke needs a kick in the pods. 6.5 Creedmoor is the latest fashion accessory and heís trying to sell you whatís in this season. Of the two, .308 for me for what you want to hunt up to 400m. Iím not a betting man, but I would bet that .308 will still be popular in 20 yearsí time, but 6.5 Creedmoor will be well out of fashion.


  
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Reply #7 - Jul 6th, 2018 at 11:34am
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.308 is a fine hunting round , more importantly both reloading components and factory ammo are  a lot less expensive than the Creedmoor , is highly developed for reloading  and is available all over NZ if you forget your ammo and have to buy a packet .
Creedmoor is name of the famous long range shooting range, in the USA , which has been in use since muzzle loading days
  

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor
Reply #8 - Jul 7th, 2018 at 11:33am
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For some strange reason the OP hasn't mentioned a .270 in the post. I don't get it. Grin
  

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor
Reply #9 - Jul 7th, 2018 at 12:13pm
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If the creedmore is the latest fashion accessory does that mean that the 7mm08 especially in tikka is a legitimate cartridge and rifle now? Is a creedmore the latest latte rifle now?
  
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Reply #10 - Jul 7th, 2018 at 2:07pm
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Don't be silly.
Lie down and have another moccachino.
  
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Reply #11 - Jul 9th, 2018 at 2:44pm
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A mate has a Howa in 6.5 Creedmore and its a great wee rifle though it hasn't bloodied anything yet!

Based on what your after... i'd look at the tried and proven 7mm-08  Cool
  

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor
Reply #12 - Jul 9th, 2018 at 4:04pm
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J wrote on Jul 6th, 2018 at 8:25am:
H&F bloke needs a kick in the pods. 6.5 Creedmoor is the latest fashion accessory and heís trying to sell you whatís in this season. Of the two, .308 for me for what you want to hunt up to 400m. Iím not a betting man, but I would bet that .308 will still be popular in 20 yearsí time, but 6.5 Creedmoor will be well out of fashion.



The 6.5 Creedmoor is here and it's here to stay Cheesy. And the longer it's here the more options in ammo and projectiles for hunting there will be. The fact that US Socom and DHS are changing their sniper platforms from. 308 to 6.5 CM is a telling sign, my thoughts tho.

To each their own, I've gone and brought a 6.5 CM and so far love it ( only 9 rounds through her as breaking in still), but I'm keen on plinking steel as well as hunting so it fits for what I want to do.

Anyway got my pop corn ready Cheesy Grin
  

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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor
Reply #13 - Jul 9th, 2018 at 7:54pm
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Yes, true, but they also tested the .260 Rem and found the two to be almost identical. And thatís my point: it doesnít do anything that .260, 6.5x55 or 6.5x47 donít already do, and they are already all very good.

I donít have anything against it at all, and it will do a good job, but letís not pretend it has any new attributes that make it a stand out performer (unless a slightly shorter case and longer neck are important to you).

We are also talking about hunting up to 400 metres, so comparing that to military sniping isnít a fair or reasonable comparison.

All of that said, we all make our own choices and pick whatís right for our own needs.
  
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Re: 6.5 Creedmoor
Reply #14 - Jul 9th, 2018 at 10:10pm
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seventenths wrote on Jul 9th, 2018 at 2:44pm:
A mate has a Howa in 6.5 Creedmore and its a great wee rifle though it hasn't bloodied anything yet!

Based on what your after... i'd look at the tried and proven 7mm-08† Cool


I'm with 7/10ths on the 7-08 also, based on my last seventeen years of mainly using it.  Smiley
As you have already been advised, there are several cartridges that are suitable for all NZ big game. The main thing to focus on, is get a rifle that fits and suits you.  Wink Good luck on your choice.
  

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