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#5648818 - 03/12/15 06:13 PM 6.5 Creedmoor Barrel Length and Twist Rate
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Woodsman

Registered: 11/21/14
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What is your suggested barrel/twist for the 6.5 Creedmore in a bolt action for paper punching and some stand hunting?

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#5648824 - 03/12/15 06:17 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor Barrel Length and Twist Rate [Re: Struggle]
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Registered: 11/28/07
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I went with a 22" from Horizon,

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#5648829 - 03/12/15 06:19 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor Barrel Length and Twist Rate [Re: Struggle]
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decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
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I went 24" from horizon

Beauty of the creedmoor not barrel sensitive so it doesn't loose much fps from 20-24

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#5648854 - 03/12/15 06:35 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor Barrel Length and Twist Rate [Re: Struggle]
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Not to take away from OP... But what the general barrel life of the 6.5?
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#5648863 - 03/12/15 06:39 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor Barrel Length and Twist Rate [Re: Struggle]
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decoy

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2k-2.5k depending on a few factors and barrel maker

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#5649010 - 03/12/15 08:19 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor Barrel Length and Twist Rate [Re: Struggle]
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We have done them from 16.25- 28" I personally like 20-24
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#5649025 - 03/12/15 08:32 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor Barrel Length and Twist Rate [Re: Struggle]
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24" 1:8.5"

Pushes 140 gr. A-maxes 2800 fps MV

My .260 Rem was done at 2500 rounds. But I had run 500 ct. 130 grainers through it when it was new. They ended up running 2950 fps. Shot like a champ! But that didn't help barrel life. The 6.5 Creedmoor I am running now will only ever have 140's in it. All I can do is wait and see.
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#5649124 - 03/12/15 09:38 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor Barrel Length and Twist Rate [Re: Struggle]
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I like my 16.25".
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#5649566 - 03/13/15 09:37 AM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor Barrel Length and Twist Rate [Re: Struggle]
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8 or 8.5 twist will work and anything from 20-24" would probably best be suited. A shorty with a can would be pretty cool plinking and hunting rig too though.
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#5649577 - 03/13/15 09:47 AM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor Barrel Length and Twist Rate [Re: Struggle]
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24" for a good all around and I'd run a 1:8. If you can put up with the unweildyness of it, I'd go even longer (personal preference) especially if it's going to see a lot of bench time. I hunt regularly with 29" barrels. Sometimes things can get a little cramped, but they're still manageable.

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#5651253 - 03/14/15 03:01 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor Barrel Length and Twist Rate [Re: Struggle]
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Woodsman

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Wound up going with a 26", 1:8.

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#5651264 - 03/14/15 03:17 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor Barrel Length and Twist Rate [Re: Struggle]
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Im would go 18in unless you are going to punching paper really far away.

Run a lighter bullet and that would be more easy to manage than a 24in

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#5651473 - 03/14/15 07:21 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor Barrel Length and Twist Rate [Re: Judd]
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Originally Posted By: Judd
8 or 8.5 twist will work and anything from 20-24" would probably best be suited. A shorty with a can would be pretty cool plinking and hunting rig too though.


Agree...

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#5652768 - 03/15/15 09:03 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor Barrel Length and Twist Rate [Re: Struggle]
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I like the 8.5" twist barrels for the 140 grain bullets. But if you plan to shoot any subsonic ammo, I'd recommend the 1:8", since it will stabilize the 160 RN at sub speeds.
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