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#7062132 - 02/01/18 04:42 PM New barrel new caliber maybe?
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I've got a DPMS LR 243 that I'm going to be replacing the barrel on some time soon and I'm trying to decide if I want to go with a 1:8 twist and keep it a 243 or go with a 1:8 twist 6 creedmoor. I know for sure I'm going with a 22 inch barrel over the 20 inch that is currently on the rifle. The only thing is I'm already set up to reload 243 . Any advantage of the the 6 creed over the 243?

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#7062315 - 02/01/18 06:58 PM Re: New barrel new caliber maybe? [Re: Cattleman]
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Factory match ammomand hope it shoots

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#7062319 - 02/01/18 06:59 PM Re: New barrel new caliber maybe? [Re: Brother in-law]
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
Factory match ammomand hope it shoots


He reloads. If it ainít broke why you fixing it?
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#7062371 - 02/01/18 07:22 PM Re: New barrel new caliber maybe? [Re: Cattleman]
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Creed would probably work a little better with long bullets in the confines of the ar mags.
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#7062400 - 02/01/18 07:41 PM Re: New barrel new caliber maybe? [Re: aggiehunter03]
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I don't know something different.

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#7062404 - 02/01/18 07:45 PM Re: New barrel new caliber maybe? [Re: Cattleman]
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Originally Posted By: Cattleman
I don't know something different.


Sounds good to me. Can I have all your 243 brass?
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#7062411 - 02/01/18 07:48 PM Re: New barrel new caliber maybe? [Re: dee]
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Originally Posted By: dee
Creed would probably work a little better with long bullets in the confines of the ar mags.


+1

Shorter, better shoulder angle, good, good.
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#7062430 - 02/01/18 07:59 PM Re: New barrel new caliber maybe? [Re: Cattleman]
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What would the Velocity of the 85-90 grain bullets be out of a 6 creed 3300-3400 ?

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#7062451 - 02/01/18 08:12 PM Re: New barrel new caliber maybe? [Re: Cattleman]
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You're probably in the ballpark on velocity. Could be on the slower side being a gas gun but book data shows up to 3400.
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#7063221 - 02/02/18 12:08 PM Re: New barrel new caliber maybe? [Re: Cattleman]
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#7063308 - 02/02/18 01:00 PM Re: New barrel new caliber maybe? [Re: Cattleman]
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And your gonna want at least a 24" barrel, 26" would be even better
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