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#5547423 - 01/16/15 05:45 PM 7mm08, 6.5 CM or 243
TexFlip Offline
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I have everything to build a new large frame AR except a barrel and bolt. I have neither a 7mm08 or 243 at the moment and feel like putting a new rifle together so which caliber should I go with?

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#5547426 - 01/16/15 05:47 PM Re: 7mm08, 6.5 CM or 243 [Re: TexFlip]
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6.5 Creedmoor because of ammo

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#5547432 - 01/16/15 05:50 PM Re: 7mm08, 6.5 CM or 243 [Re: TexFlip]
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7mm-08 would get my money.
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#5547469 - 01/16/15 06:20 PM Re: 7mm08, 6.5 CM or 243 [Re: 30378]
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Originally Posted By: 30378
7mm-08 would get my money.

Me to, my last build I was torn between 7mm08 and 6.5. Since I already had a 7mm08 and bullets could be bought that had a high BC and that caliber never let me down, I decided to stay with the 08. Never regretted it. I have 3 of them now and would like to change my AR10 in 308 to 7mm08 too.
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#5547472 - 01/16/15 06:22 PM Re: 7mm08, 6.5 CM or 243 [Re: TexFlip]
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In a ar10 I'd go 6mm Creedmoor.
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#5547479 - 01/16/15 06:27 PM Re: 7mm08, 6.5 CM or 243 [Re: TexFlip]
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I agree with dee. In the we platform the 6 creedmore would be awesome.

Walter

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#5547572 - 01/16/15 07:16 PM Re: 7mm08, 6.5 CM or 243 [Re: TexFlip]
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You going to load the ammo for whatever it becomes?
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#5547598 - 01/16/15 07:32 PM Re: 7mm08, 6.5 CM or 243 [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
You going to load the ammo for whatever it becomes?

Looks like I might have to. grin
But probably.

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#5547624 - 01/16/15 07:44 PM Re: 7mm08, 6.5 CM or 243 [Re: TexFlip]
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Where are you looking to get a barrel? Some of those chamberings would be a little harder to come by than others unless you're having it custom made. 6.5 CM is available, I think Fulton sells criterion but they are a heavy profile. Lilja does 260, and has a light profile 20" that would be good for a hunting rig.

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#5547660 - 01/16/15 08:05 PM Re: 7mm08, 6.5 CM or 243 [Re: TexFlip]
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All are good chamberings. For me, it would depend on availability of a barrel, and how well each one cycles.
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#5548157 - 01/17/15 09:06 AM Re: 7mm08, 6.5 CM or 243 [Re: TexFlip]
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My vote is for the 7-08. I have a bolt gun in that caliber and would love to have an AR version too.
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#5548159 - 01/17/15 09:10 AM Re: 7mm08, 6.5 CM or 243 [Re: TRoberts]
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Originally Posted By: TRoberts
My vote is for the 7-08. I have a bolt gun in that caliber and would love to have an AR version too.


X2. Love me some 7mm-08.

To be fair though, I've never shot a 6.5 CM.
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#5548273 - 01/17/15 10:25 AM Re: 7mm08, 6.5 CM or 243 [Re: tth_40]
dee Offline
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Originally Posted By: tth_40
Originally Posted By: TRoberts
My vote is for the 7-08. I have a bolt gun in that caliber and would love to have an AR version too.


X2. Love me some 7mm-08.

To be fair though, I've never shot a 6.5 CM.


While the 7mm08 is great and I love mine in a ar or other oal constrained platforms it is hampered running heavies. While I have never shot a creedmoor either it was designed for this and the 6mm version is even better.
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#5548476 - 01/17/15 01:39 PM Re: 7mm08, 6.5 CM or 243 [Re: TexFlip]
glb1955 Offline
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Registered: 07/21/11
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Decided to build me another AR and I am going with the 6.5 CM. I just like 6.5s and have heard nothing bad about the creedmore.

g

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#5549046 - 01/17/15 08:54 PM Re: 7mm08, 6.5 CM or 243 [Re: TexFlip]
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I love my Creed...my check book hated it! It's a tac driver for a gas gun and deer slayer smile I call her the broom stick and not the boom stick





It's hard on brass though




Edited by Tye (01/17/15 08:55 PM)
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