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#7028748 - 01/07/18 05:59 PM 6.5 Creedmore vs 270
Txlonghorn Offline
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I have a model 7 260 that my son will outgrow because of the small stock. Would you say it is worth it to build him a 6.5 Creedmore or go ahead and get a 270?

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#7028749 - 01/07/18 06:01 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmore vs 270 [Re: Txlonghorn]
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Why not get a new stock?

.260 Rem and 6.5 Creedmoor are ballistic twins.
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#7028795 - 01/07/18 06:41 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmore vs 270 [Re: Txlonghorn]
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I donít see a reason to change to a 270, nothing your going to do with it you canít do with the 260 or 6.5 creedmore.

I agree with the above restock and go on
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#7028838 - 01/07/18 07:10 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmore vs 270 [Re: Txlonghorn]
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This stock on a M7 260 would be a nice hunting rifle.


M7 B&C Stock

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#7028892 - 01/07/18 07:53 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmore vs 270 [Re: Txlonghorn]
Txlonghorn Offline
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Does that stock convert it to an adult length of pull?

I realize they are ballistic twins, however, there are many more factory loads of 6.5 on the shelf. Even if you change out the stock and rebarrel it then you have quite a bit of cash in it. That's why I was considering building a 6.5 or going to a 270 for something different.

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#7028919 - 01/07/18 08:21 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmore vs 270 [Re: Txlonghorn]
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Check with the seller, but that appears to be an adult stock.

I have one on my MRC 260 and it is one of my favorites.

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#7028948 - 01/07/18 08:41 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmore vs 270 [Re: Txlonghorn]
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There's no reason to pick a 270 anymore if 6.5 CM is an option. Either keep it as a 260 and spend your savings on reloading, or make it a 6.5 and shoot factory ammo.

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#7029010 - 01/07/18 09:13 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmore vs 270 [Re: Txlonghorn]
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The 270 is more gun than the 6.5 Creed. Don't kid yourself. No reason to get a Creed if you can have a 270.


Edited by rickt300 (01/07/18 09:15 PM)

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#7029016 - 01/07/18 09:18 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmore vs 270 [Re: Txlonghorn]
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Why do you need many factory options? Surely one of the ones currently on the market in .260 does just fine on animals.
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#7029043 - 01/07/18 09:35 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmore vs 270 [Re: Tff caribou]
Txlonghorn Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
Why do you need many factory options? Surely one of the ones currently on the market in .260 does just fine on animals.


My favorite ammunition is Hornady. They only make two loads for the 260. One is a match and the other is the SST. The gun shoots the SST well and my son shot an axis and a whitetail in the neck and they never got up however there was no exit wound and the axis took a while to expire even though he hit him dead center of the neck. Yes both shots killed them in their tracks but I have always been a fan of the Hornady interlock bt that comes in the 6.5.

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#7029075 - 01/07/18 10:11 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmore vs 270 [Re: rickt300]
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Originally Posted By: rickt300
The 270 is more gun than the 6.5 Creed. Don't kid yourself. No reason to get a Creed if you can have a 270.
With the new 145 ELD-X, Hornady is making the 270 competitive. But that's all they've done - make people who already own a 270 think twice about switching to a 6.5. The 270's 145 ELD-X is basically the same ballistically as the 6.5 143 ELD-X. But with the 270, you get no ballistic improvement in trade for a 40%-50% recoil increase, more powder for reloading, and no availability of high-BC target bullets for long-range shooting.

Essentially, the 6.5 can still do everything the 270 can do, and it can do some of it the same and some of it better. Doesn't mean the 270 is inadequate, but there just isn't much of a reason to pick a 270 over a 6.5 anymore IMHO.

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#7029093 - 01/07/18 10:27 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmore vs 270 [Re: Txlonghorn]
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Originally Posted By: Txlonghorn
Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
Why do you need many factory options? Surely one of the ones currently on the market in .260 does just fine on animals.


My favorite ammunition is Hornady. They only make two loads for the 260. One is a match and the other is the SST. The gun shoots the SST well and my son shot an axis and a whitetail in the neck and they never got up however there was no exit wound and the axis took a while to expire even though he hit him dead center of the neck. Yes both shots killed them in their tracks but I have always been a fan of the Hornady interlock bt that comes in the 6.5.


Does Hornady make the bullet for the .260? Chad can probably load you up exactly what you want and save you a bunch of money in the long run. New stock+ ammo from chad and heís in business.
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#7029100 - 01/07/18 10:37 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmore vs 270 [Re: Txlonghorn]
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That's a good idea. Get Chad to load you up some ammo for the 260. Done.

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#7029111 - 01/07/18 10:50 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmore vs 270 [Re: patriot07]
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Originally Posted By: patriot07
That's a good idea. Get Chad to load you up some ammo for the 260. Done.


I agree, if anything re-chamber to the 260AI

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#7029113 - 01/07/18 10:52 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmore vs 270 [Re: Txlonghorn]
Txlonghorn Offline
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Maybe we will try that for next year. After that if they don't make a stock that increases the length of pull then he will outgrow the gun. I guess I just wasn't much of a fan of the little short light barrel.

Cool thing is my dad bought the gun for my mom back in 99 or so and she never shot anything with it and neither did he. He passed away from cancer about 4 years ago and he loved my son more than anything. My boy killed his first two animals with that gun last week under one of my dad's old feeders. I hope he got to see it.

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