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#5422854 - 11/15/14 05:22 PM 6.5 Creedmoor is a Beast
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Just shot my third animal with my 6.5 Creedmoor that Derrick at Horizon Firearms built me. Axis buck at 265 yards, 129 SST, DRT. He did not move, just like the hog a I shot 2 weeks ago and the Axis buck I shot in July. I am in love with this round. I have always used 308 and 7mm08 for deer and pigs but neither puts animals in the dirt like the 6.5.
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#5422876 - 11/15/14 05:33 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor is a Beast [Re: TexFlip]
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Congrats, what powder you using and speed? Barrel length/twist, grooves?

What shot placement are you using?

Thanks.
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#5422881 - 11/15/14 05:35 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor is a Beast [Re: TexFlip]
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It is lovely isn't it.

One of the joys in life is bang...flop.
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#5422886 - 11/15/14 05:36 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor is a Beast [Re: TexFlip]
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Registered: 08/14/08
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I am looking at a Ruger Predator in 6.5 Creedmoor. It looks like a great all around caliber.
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#5422911 - 11/15/14 05:53 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor is a Beast [Re: TexFlip]
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Considering the terminal performance of the other two exceed the 6.5, it's not the caliber doing the work
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#5422965 - 11/15/14 06:33 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor is a Beast [Re: TexFlip]
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Sounds like it's doing the job to me.

Maybe the lighter bullets are getting a bit more velocity and are mushrooming better, creating more shock.

In the end, what works for you engenders confidence. That counts for a lot.
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#5423099 - 11/15/14 07:54 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor is a Beast [Re: TexFlip]
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Camera don't work???
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#5423160 - 11/15/14 08:26 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor is a Beast [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Originally Posted By: 6.5BR
Congrats, what powder you using and speed? Barrel length/twist, grooves?

What shot placement are you using?

Thanks.

Factory Hornady two SSTs running about 2715fps. 16.25" barrel, 8" twist. Went with the trusty heart/lung on both axis and ear holed the pig.
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Camera don't work???


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#5423216 - 11/15/14 09:02 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor is a Beast [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Registered: 10/15/14
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
Considering the terminal performance of the other two exceed the 6.5, it's not the caliber doing the work


True, shoot a couple hundred animals to get any statistical variance, but hey glad you are happy with it!!

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#5423242 - 11/15/14 09:22 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor is a Beast [Re: TexFlip]
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That is a bad-looking rig. Congrats on the harvests!
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#5423380 - 11/15/14 10:50 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor is a Beast [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
Considering the terminal performance of the other two exceed the 6.5, it's not the caliber doing the work


Yes, I get amused at posts regarding calibers that are very similar for all practical purposes and one is singled out as a "bang/flopper" over the others.

Or anything being called a "bang/flopper" for that matter.
"Bang/flops" with any standard medium deer caliber are the result of shot placement, not any certain caliber having magic or juju of being a mysteriously perfect caliber that achieves better results than other similar calibers.
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#5423410 - 11/15/14 11:11 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor is a Beast [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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That pointed at me?

I never talked bad about the 308 or 7-08 he has. I still have a 308 barrel, and a complete rifle in 7-08. 6.5 Creed, 7-08, 308 all do the job very well. I didn't want to take away from OP's recent joy of his new chambering.
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#5423432 - 11/15/14 11:27 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor is a Beast [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
Considering the terminal performance of the other two exceed the 6.5, it's not the caliber doing the work


Yes, I get amused at posts regarding calibers that are very similar for all practical purposes and one is singled out as a "bang/flopper" over the others.

Or anything being called a "bang/flopper" for that matter.
"Bang/flops" with any standard medium deer caliber are the result of shot placement, not any certain caliber having magic or juju of being a mysteriously perfect caliber that achieves better results than other similar calibers.



I couldn't agree more. The real questions are what bullet, how fast is it going, and where does it hit?
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#5423569 - 11/16/14 06:50 AM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor is a Beast [Re: TexFlip]
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Nope, best short action round there is. Threw my 7mm08s and 308s in the burn pile. I missed a whitetail with it and he died out of respect for the mighty Creedmoor.
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#5423671 - 11/16/14 08:29 AM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor is a Beast [Re: TexFlip]
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Registered: 11/11/14
Posts: 149
Loc: Lubbock and Texas
Kinda funny to me; ballistics on my 257 Roberts load are about the same. While I never heard it called a beast my results have been very similar with the deer shot with it.

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