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#6960153 - 11/14/17 02:12 PM chopping a 6.5 cm ?
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ordered a 6.5 cm what is the shortest yall would go with
right now its 24 in but by time I add my can at 7.5 in gonna be a long one.. wanted to cut it back to make it more practical at night in the deer blind
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#6960171 - 11/14/17 02:20 PM Re: chopping a 6.5 cm ? [Re: daniel1381]
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#6960189 - 11/14/17 02:30 PM Re: chopping a 6.5 cm ? [Re: daniel1381]
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sounds like a great plan... longest shot I can make at my lease is only 300 yards... I took my 16 in 6.5x55 out to 800 at your place(with your skills)
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#6960192 - 11/14/17 02:33 PM Re: chopping a 6.5 cm ? [Re: daniel1381]
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My CTR with Omega and anchor brake is 51". Not real handy but I still like it. If you want short and don't care about velocity, go as short as possible. 16.5-17" or so. If your can has a QD adapter, you could go shorter and pin that if you wanted.
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#6960194 - 11/14/17 02:34 PM Re: chopping a 6.5 cm ? [Re: daniel1381]
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16-18 would be perfect ... and would make a great combo with my thermal for night time'
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#6960381 - 11/14/17 04:19 PM Re: chopping a 6.5 cm ? [Re: daniel1381]
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Mine is 16.25". Even with a 8" can on it, it's handy.


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#6960386 - 11/14/17 04:23 PM Re: chopping a 6.5 cm ? [Re: daniel1381]
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What bullets are you running
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#6960389 - 11/14/17 04:27 PM Re: chopping a 6.5 cm ? [Re: daniel1381]
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I hunt with 120 A-max at 2715fps, and have dropped many animals with it. Furthest kill was a 200lb hog a tad over 400 yards, dropped him.

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#6960391 - 11/14/17 04:28 PM Re: chopping a 6.5 cm ? [Re: daniel1381]
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Sounds perfect to me thanks for the info
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#6960423 - 11/14/17 04:58 PM Re: chopping a 6.5 cm ? [Re: daniel1381]
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When cutting them down it doesn't hurt to have that extra .25 inch on the barrel like TexFlip did, makes sure if a LEO ever wanted to measure it no doubt it is legal
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#6960531 - 11/14/17 06:25 PM Re: chopping a 6.5 cm ? [Re: daniel1381]
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Definitely going 16.25
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#6960643 - 11/14/17 07:48 PM Re: chopping a 6.5 cm ? [Re: daniel1381]
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Here she is
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#6971704 - 11/24/17 10:12 PM Re: chopping a 6.5 cm ? [Re: daniel1381]
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wouldn't go shorter than a 18" . The 22" is our most popular length Barrel for the Creedmoor. We have built a few with 24" barrel. Its a personal preference witch ever you choose. Get in touch with us we can get any of the above that you need . Purple Hays Firearms Anna Texas

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#6978558 - 12/01/17 07:40 AM Re: chopping a 6.5 cm ? [Re: daniel1381]
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Sounds like you have made up your rifle already, but I'll put in my two cents worth anyway.

I look at it this way. Going from a 24" barrel to a 16" barrel you will lose roughly 200 fps in most high power rifle calibers. That's about what the bullet loses going from the muzzle to 100 yards. So you lose 100 yards of effective range. Another way to look at it is the difference between a .30-06 and a .308 is about 150 fps. Not a whole lot different than your barrel chop. Would you be concerned that a .30-06 would kill the pigs and a .308 wouldn't? No you wouldn't, pigs not going to know the difference until you get way way out there, and then your ability to dope the wind and place the shot will make a lot more difference.

If the longest shot you can take on your lease is 300 yards that shouldn't be a problem because the 6.5, with the right bullets, is still very effective way past 400 yards with the longer barrel. Now if you really want to be stretching the rifles legs and do some 1,000 yard shooting yeah that extra velocity will matter. But if you have a place to shoot 1,000 yards you probably won't need the handiness of a 16" barrel.
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#6978660 - 12/01/17 08:46 AM Re: chopping a 6.5 cm ? [Re: VAFish]
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Originally Posted By: VAFish
Sounds like you have made up your rifle already, but I'll put in my two cents worth anyway.

I look at it this way. Going from a 24" barrel to a 16" barrel you will lose roughly 200 fps in most high power rifle calibers. That's about what the bullet loses going from the muzzle to 100 yards. So you lose 100 yards of effective range. Another way to look at it is the difference between a .30-06 and a .308 is about 150 fps. Not a whole lot different than your barrel chop. Would you be concerned that a .30-06 would kill the pigs and a .308 wouldn't? No you wouldn't, pigs not going to know the difference until you get way way out there, and then your ability to dope the wind and place the shot will make a lot more difference.

If the longest shot you can take on your lease is 300 yards that shouldn't be a problem because the 6.5, with the right bullets, is still very effective way past 400 yards with the longer barrel. Now if you really want to be stretching the rifles legs and do some 1,000 yard shooting yeah that extra velocity will matter. But if you have a place to shoot 1,000 yards you probably won't need the handiness of a 16" barrel.



This will be my compact bolt gun when I don't wanna run my sbr 6.8. My local shooting range is only 300 yards as well. So if I wanted to shoot longer I would have to travel. If I do get to travel and take game at long range I always have my suppressed 338lm to take with me. I just think a short bolt gun would be very handy and actually my barrel comes back today and I can chrono it this weekend with my magneto! will keep yall posted
trying few types of different factory ammo
Prime ammo 130gr
Hornady 140 eld
Hornady 129 sst

Once I get this rifle squared away on to cutting my 22-250 to 18-20 in and testing it!
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