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#5492332 - 12/22/14 07:39 AM 6.5 creedmore barrel length
caddokiller Offline
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Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 5414
Loc: midlothian texas
I am building a creedmore and cant decide on barrel length. Thinking 24. Mainly used for long range shooting and hunting out of a stand.
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#5492371 - 12/22/14 07:58 AM Re: 6.5 creedmore barrel length [Re: caddokiller]
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Registered: 08/18/12
Posts: 8640
Loc: Harris County
I like shorter barrels for stand hunting 16-19".
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#5492374 - 12/22/14 08:00 AM Re: 6.5 creedmore barrel length [Re: caddokiller]
slayer12 Offline
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Registered: 11/28/07
Posts: 942
Loc: Whitney, Tx
I am having a 22" barrel built now.

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#5492416 - 12/22/14 08:17 AM Re: 6.5 creedmore barrel length [Re: caddokiller]
FiremanJG Offline
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Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 17893
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
24" should make a 140 gr. go 2800 fps.

Generally you lose 20 fps per inch you chop off. You decide from there.
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#5492458 - 12/22/14 08:37 AM Re: 6.5 creedmore barrel length [Re: caddokiller]
dee Offline
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Registered: 04/10/10
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Loc: Red River way
Nothing over 24 and personally I'd be in the 20-22 range.
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#5492546 - 12/22/14 09:19 AM Re: 6.5 creedmore barrel length [Re: caddokiller]
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Registered: 09/16/09
Posts: 9425
Loc: Lewisville, TX
It's a simple answer, but only you can answer. Longer barrels will have more speed, with increased weight and more cumbersome. Shorter barrels are handier, more compact, and less weight. For the 6.5CM, you will gain lose about 15-20 fps per inch. When it comes down to it, the longer barrel won't help you if the shooter can not shoot anyway. I run a 23" on my 6.5x47 with a 140 VLD at 2742 fps. I feel no disadvantage with the slightly slower speeds.
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#5492649 - 12/22/14 09:51 AM Re: 6.5 creedmore barrel length [Re: caddokiller]
Cleric Offline
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Registered: 03/11/12
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If it was primarily hunting with range for fun, I would go 18ish range. If it's the other way around I would go 22-24


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#5494725 - 12/23/14 07:51 AM Re: 6.5 creedmore barrel length [Re: caddokiller]
Tye Offline
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Registered: 01/18/07
Posts: 3309
Loc: Eastland county
I run a 22" on my AR Creedmoor. It is pushing a 140 grain AMAX at 2620fps. I use a can as well, so add on another 9". Now you have a long $&@ gun
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#5494881 - 12/23/14 09:03 AM Re: 6.5 creedmore barrel length [Re: caddokiller]
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 5522
Loc: DFW
Mine is 26" and if I had it to do over I'd have it cut to 24...

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#5495932 - 12/23/14 04:28 PM Re: 6.5 creedmore barrel length [Re: caddokiller]
HorizonFirearms Online   content
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Registered: 05/05/10
Posts: 1616
Loc: College Station, Texas
I like the 22-24 inchers
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#5496207 - 12/23/14 06:49 PM Re: 6.5 creedmore barrel length [Re: caddokiller]
jeff1383 Offline
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Registered: 05/19/11
Posts: 873
Loc: Frisco
27-28" 140 grainers @ 2880fps

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