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#6056517 - 11/29/15 03:49 PM 6mm vs 6.5mm creedmoor
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Any reason to go 6.5? I am thinking about doing a 6mm creedmoor in an xlr chassis. I would use the Berger 105. The 6.5 has a bit more bullet choices but the 105 Berger is a beast

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#6056576 - 11/29/15 04:19 PM Re: 6mm vs 6.5mm creedmoor [Re: Cleric]
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I'm a 6.5 nut, SO... 6.5 would be me choice.
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#6056581 - 11/29/15 04:21 PM Re: 6mm vs 6.5mm creedmoor [Re: Cleric]
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I just picked up my 6mn creed yesterday. I now have both. I need to shoot the 6mm

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#6056643 - 11/29/15 04:55 PM Re: 6mm vs 6.5mm creedmoor [Re: Cleric]
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I believe the 6mm burns barrels faster, do your own research on that. I have a 6.5 SAUM in the works.

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#6057824 - 11/30/15 09:14 AM Re: 6mm vs 6.5mm creedmoor [Re: Cleric]
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I like more a$$ on target than a 105 grain bullet. So, a 140 grain 6.5 mm is for me.
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#6057828 - 11/30/15 09:17 AM Re: 6mm vs 6.5mm creedmoor [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
I like more a$$ on target than a 105 grain bullet. So, a 140 grain 6.5 mm is for me.


Yup, same here.
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#6057833 - 11/30/15 09:20 AM Re: 6mm vs 6.5mm creedmoor [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
I like more a$$ on target than a 105 grain bullet. So, a 140 grain 6.5 mm is for me.


Yup, same here.


yeah... that BC on the 6.5 has nothing to do with it lol
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#6057906 - 11/30/15 09:59 AM Re: 6mm vs 6.5mm creedmoor [Re: Cleric]
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I guess a lot of that depends upon the intended purpose.
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#6057921 - 11/30/15 10:12 AM Re: 6mm vs 6.5mm creedmoor [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
I like more a$$ on target than a 105 grain bullet. So, a 140 grain 6.5 mm is for me.


dont you use a 110-120 grain 300BO for hunting?

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#6057925 - 11/30/15 10:12 AM Re: 6mm vs 6.5mm creedmoor [Re: charlesb]
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Originally Posted By: charlesb
I guess a lot of that depends upon the intended purpose.




Lot of truth here. This would be a paper/steel puncher. Maybe the occasional hunt

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#6057933 - 11/30/15 10:20 AM Re: 6mm vs 6.5mm creedmoor [Re: Cleric]
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Sounds like a 6mm creed would be one hell of a varmint gun too.
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#6057939 - 11/30/15 10:23 AM Re: 6mm vs 6.5mm creedmoor [Re: Cleric]
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Originally Posted By: Cleric
Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
I like more a$$ on target than a 105 grain bullet. So, a 140 grain 6.5 mm is for me.


dont you use a 110-120 grain 300BO for hunting?


Yes, but the blk out is not my long range caliber. Generally, the 6mm Creedmoor and 6.5mm rounds are used for longer ranges, 600 + yards. When you get out further at distance, the little 6mm bullets become hard to spot your hits/misses. The increase in BC of the 105 compared to the previous 6mm 115 grain, and increased speed of the 105 do help it. But there is a noticeable increase in impact out at distance compared to the 6mm and 6.5mm bullets. The 6mm Creedmoor is a wind cheating, laser beam for sure.
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#6057953 - 11/30/15 10:34 AM Re: 6mm vs 6.5mm creedmoor [Re: Cleric]
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Ahh... Misunderstood your initial comment...


That 6mm from a ballistic standpoint is insane.

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#6057978 - 11/30/15 10:52 AM Re: 6mm vs 6.5mm creedmoor [Re: Cleric]
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Many times at long range matches the guys running 6mm really got lots of help from their fellow competitors. The 6mm would hit steel and the range officer wouldn't call "impact". Those of us that saw it would tell the R.O. "hey, he hit that". Lack of energy is why it is hard to spot. They really are a great cartridge when you boil it all down, just some of us are stubborn and stay married to our 6.5's

If you want to make a heads up comparison, just for target shooting, compare wind drift of the 6.5 mm against the 6mm. That's really the only numbers that matter in the target world. But keep it on an even playing field, 6mm Creedmoor versus 6.5 Creedmoor. Both are short actions, and both can only push their BC bullet so fast. If you run the hybrid in the 6mm, compare it against a hybrid in the 6.5mm.
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#6057986 - 11/30/15 11:01 AM Re: 6mm vs 6.5mm creedmoor [Re: Cleric]
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