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#6161964 - 01/30/16 08:28 AM First range trip with the 6.5 Creedmoor
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Registered: 07/27/07
Posts: 122
Loc: Midland, TX
Finally got everything back from the coaters, so got her put together earlier this week and made it out to the range to warm it up. Nine shots to dial it in and a 3 shot group for a total of 12 shots through through this barrel so far. Three shot group measured 3/4" left to right and about 1/2" top to bottom. Not too shabby. That was with Hornady GMX factory ammo. I have 100 rounds of load development rounds that I need to wade through. Wind was blowing the chronograph around so didn't mess with any of that...




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#6162004 - 01/30/16 08:52 AM Re: First range trip with the 6.5 Creedmoor [Re: Fitzwho]
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That fluting is Cool! Is the brake part of the barrel or is it machined to perfectly matched? Nice shooting!
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#6162455 - 01/30/16 04:14 PM Re: First range trip with the 6.5 Creedmoor [Re: Fitzwho]
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The brake is integral to the barrel. 23" of barrel, plus the muzzle brake. Built it for a pronghorn/blind rifle, wouldn't make a bad mountain type rifle, but would need a different stock, the laminate weighs in at 4.5 lbs all by itself and it hasn't been bedded yet. Would be really easy to shave 2-2.5 pounds with even a middle of the road composite. Weighing in at 11.5 with the scope as it sits.

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#6162576 - 01/30/16 06:43 PM Re: First range trip with the 6.5 Creedmoor [Re: Fitzwho]
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You have more pictures of the rifle? Looks really cool. Love to see more pics.
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#6163228 - 01/31/16 10:47 AM Re: First range trip with the 6.5 Creedmoor [Re: Fitzwho]
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Just curious, if you have 100 rounds of load dev rounds, what exactly are you trying with some many rounds?
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#6163312 - 01/31/16 12:15 PM Re: First range trip with the 6.5 Creedmoor [Re: Fitzwho]
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Registered: 07/27/07
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Don't have any really good pics.

As far as the loads, I got bored waiting for it to get back from the coaters (3 months), so I loaded up 5 Rounds with 2-3 different powders, usually with 2-3 different load weights for each powder, with Hornady SSTs (129 and 140) and Barnes TTSX 100grn And LRX. Powders include 4350, Superformance, and CFE 223. Would really like to get some Ramshot Hunter, but it seems to me I have a better chance of finding a unicorn in my backyard.


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#6163386 - 01/31/16 02:09 PM Re: First range trip with the 6.5 Creedmoor [Re: Fitzwho]
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Good luck with your build. I love my 6.5 CM and it's a pleasure to shoot. I loaded up some hand loads ( 130 grain accubonds, 42 grains of reloader 17 ) and my rifle shot them very well. I tried some factory loads and it shot the Hornady 120 grain A-Max ok but it really loved the 140 grain Amax factory loads. Not better than the hand loads but just as well. After I finish sooting the rest of the handloads I'm going to be shooting the 140 Amax exclusively. Great round IMHO.
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#6163448 - 01/31/16 03:24 PM Re: First range trip with the 6.5 Creedmoor [Re: Fitzwho]
Fitzwho Offline
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Registered: 07/27/07
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Loc: Midland, TX
I've got the ELD-X 143's on the way too. Basically just want a good load for each of them. But figure I'll shoot the heavier bullets more often.

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#6163587 - 01/31/16 05:54 PM Re: First range trip with the 6.5 Creedmoor [Re: Fitzwho]
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How do you feel about the scale laser-checkering? I've been interested in it for some time, but haven't tried it yet.
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#6163649 - 01/31/16 06:42 PM Re: First range trip with the 6.5 Creedmoor [Re: Fitzwho]
Fitzwho Offline
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Registered: 07/27/07
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Loc: Midland, TX
I like it. I'm torn between whether I like it or the laser stipling on my Whele more. Both make for interesting and different looks.


Edited by Fitzwho (01/31/16 06:43 PM)

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#6165014 - 02/01/16 04:26 PM Re: First range trip with the 6.5 Creedmoor [Re: Fitzwho]
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Probably a little late but if all the 6.5 bullets I've used(amax,vld, SST, scener,ABLR) in my CM the ABLR has been the best combo long range and on game performance.

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#6165015 - 02/01/16 04:28 PM Re: First range trip with the 6.5 Creedmoor [Re: BOBO the Clown]
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Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
Probably a little late but if all the 6.5 bullets I've used(amax,vld, SST, scener,ABLR) in my CM the ABLR has been the best combo long range and on game performance.


cheers It puts a hurtin on the deer for sure
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#6165019 - 02/01/16 04:32 PM Re: First range trip with the 6.5 Creedmoor [Re: Fitzwho]
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That's Purdy, I like it!
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#6165025 - 02/01/16 04:35 PM Re: First range trip with the 6.5 Creedmoor [Re: Navasot]
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
Probably a little late but if all the 6.5 bullets I've used(amax,vld, SST, scener,ABLR) in my CM the ABLR has been the best combo long range and on game performance.


cheers It puts a hurtin on the deer for sure


That shot makes me smile when I think about it cheers Ol girl can shoot!!

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#6165114 - 02/01/16 05:38 PM Re: First range trip with the 6.5 Creedmoor [Re: Fitzwho]
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I don't like wood stocks but that is super cool. Congrats on a nice rifle!
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