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#5560704 - 01/23/15 03:46 PM Next 6.5mm caliber suggestion
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Thinking about a new bolt gun. Already have an AR10 and a bolt gun coming in 308.

260 Remington
6.5CM
6.5x47

What would y'all recommend for flat shooting, less recoil and availability of factory ammo? I don't shoot much so cost of the bullet isn't too much of a concern.

I will hunt deer/hog with it though up to 200 yards.

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#5560707 - 01/23/15 03:48 PM Re: Next 6.5mm caliber suggestion [Re: Dien]
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6.5 Grendel in a bolt...

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#5560776 - 01/23/15 04:32 PM Re: Next 6.5mm caliber suggestion [Re: Dien]
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Cm first, 260 a close second
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#5560785 - 01/23/15 04:39 PM Re: Next 6.5mm caliber suggestion [Re: Dien]
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availability of factory ammo leaves out the 6.5X47

Of those 3 the Creedmoor or 260, both have good ammo available over the counter.

Having a boltaction in 6.5 Grendel built now.
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#5560888 - 01/23/15 05:45 PM Re: Next 6.5mm caliber suggestion [Re: Dien]
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#5560893 - 01/23/15 05:48 PM Re: Next 6.5mm caliber suggestion [Re: Dien]
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#5561015 - 01/23/15 07:08 PM Re: Next 6.5mm caliber suggestion [Re: Dien]
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Between the 6.5 CM and the 260, I don't think it really matters as far as ballistics goes. Seems logical to go with the most available brass, and I'd think the 308 case for the 260 might be most common. The 6.5CM is really the 6.5-250 Savage Ackley Improved. Brass is certainly available, but quite honestly the hunters have not really embraced the 6.5's of any type, so will brass be readily available for either in 10 years? With that possibility in mind, the 308 case is for sure going to be available, so 260 brass will be easy to make. That's just my thinking on it, for what it's worth.

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#5561173 - 01/23/15 08:17 PM Re: Next 6.5mm caliber suggestion [Re: Dien]
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sorry 603 but I am going to disagree with you a little here. The CM is actually based off the 30 TC case, and it is definitely one that is here to stay. The Hornaday engineer at DSC came and talked with me quite abit about our guns and the 22 creedmoor we are doing. Said that they are very close, (sounded like within the year) to releasing the 6mm creedmoor in the 105 amax as a factory loaded round as well. Yes the 308 has been around but the CM case is a better design, and the factory ammo is really solid. I won't argue that the 264 never really caught on but I will say we have about 100 Creedmoors out there just this year that are being hunted with plenty.
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#5561192 - 01/23/15 08:28 PM Re: Next 6.5mm caliber suggestion [Re: Dien]
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6.5x284 is my favorite. I have 2 with different twists. But my AR of choice,is a 6.5 Grendel.
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#5561312 - 01/23/15 09:37 PM Re: Next 6.5mm caliber suggestion [Re: Dien]
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If talking factory ammo I would go with the creedmore. The factory hornday ammo is as close to hand loaded ammo that you can get.

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#5561323 - 01/23/15 09:41 PM Re: Next 6.5mm caliber suggestion [Re: Dien]
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Derrick, I believe that I am right, though in this case that doesn't mean that you are wrong. I understand that the 30TC is a shortened 308 case and that the 6.5 CM can be made from 308/30TC cases (I have not personally done that). The 6.5 CM can be made from 22-250AI cases or from 250AI (30 degree shoulder) cases and since the Savage case predates the 308 family of cases, I'm of the opinion that the earlier/original parent case of the 6.5CM would therefore be the 250AI or 22-250AI.

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#5561383 - 01/23/15 10:30 PM Re: Next 6.5mm caliber suggestion [Re: Dien]
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Originally Posted By: Dien
Thinking about a new bolt gun. Already have an AR10 and a bolt gun coming in 308.

260 Remington
6.5CM
6.5x47

What would y'all recommend for flat shooting, less recoil and availability of factory ammo? I don't shoot much so cost of the bullet isn't too much of a concern.

I will hunt deer/hog with it though up to 200 yards.


If you change your mind and go 30. I have a Tikka Tactical .308

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#5561629 - 01/24/15 07:32 AM Re: Next 6.5mm caliber suggestion [Re: kmon1]
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Originally Posted By: kmon1
availability of factory ammo leaves out the 6.5X47


6.5x47 loaded ammo has always been readily available from several different outlets. It is supposed to be very high quality ammo. Only trouble is the cost. 2.50 per round is hard to wrap your mind around when 6.5 creedmoor sells for 1.25 a round.

Of course, you could probably sell that once fired x47 brass for 50 cents a piece and get your 10 bucks back per 20.

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#5561735 - 01/24/15 08:47 AM Re: Next 6.5mm caliber suggestion [Re: 603Country]
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Originally Posted By: 603Country
Brass is certainly available, but quite honestly the hunters have not really embraced the 6.5's of any type, so will brass be readily available for either in 10 years?


603,

Really?

The 6.5x55 does pretty well and is an awesome hunting cartridge that's been around for how long? Hum...

Do you have a 6.5 CM? I have 6.5 CM, 6.5x55 and .308, and I have no doubt they will all be around for many many years. The CM is a legit long range caliber with very manageable recoil which the mags don't have...yes I know you like the .308 but the recoil is still greater, my experience, and the ballistics are not as good as the 6.5 CM.

So if you have any statistics that back up your claim please provide so I can start preparing for the demise of my 6.5s....

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#5561838 - 01/24/15 09:59 AM Re: Next 6.5mm caliber suggestion [Re: Dien]
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Don't get all upset Deerhunter. For the record, I use mostly a 260 for hunting deer/pig/coyote and never use a 308. I'm not a 308 fan (which will get someone else to chewing on me). As for 6.5 calibers, they really aren't very popular with the general hunting population. Certainly they are popular with us on this forum, but we aren't the general hunting population. It's the long range shooting folks that love and promote the CM and the 260, and that's not a huge number of people.

I really like my 260, but does it do anything that my 270 can't do? Nope, though it does kick less. If I was back in eastern Louisiana, where I grew up, and if I didn't reload, would I be inclined to buy a 260 or 6.5 CM for hunting? Nope. 270, 30-06, 308, 243, maybe 7-08. That's why it's much easier to buy a rifle in those calibers.

But...I do reload and I like my 260.

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