texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
JGHorn, Bbq74, Chefkristoffer, ckeith, Crazy
65645 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 94,003
bill oxner 56,715
stxranchman 55,095
SnakeWrangler 46,530
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,436
BMD 41,029
Big Orn 37,484
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics436,151
Posts6,329,819
Members65,645
Most Online16,728
Mar 25th, 2012
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
6.5 Creedmoor vs 308 #7213574 07/02/18 04:41 AM
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 72
O
okokmoon Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
O
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 72
I'm looking to purchase a new rifle. I'm looked through forums at nosia trying to compare 6.5 vs 308. The information I'm truly looking for I cant find. That is these 2 calibers at close range. I like the idea of the 6.5 for less recoil. But how does it do from 20-200 yards where most my Wisconsin hunting shots occur. Every time I Google the 2 all I get is how superior the 6.5 is at long range. But what about your normal 70 yard shot. Or even 20. Would love to hear from you guys/gals on this matter. Would probably shoot 143 eld x out of the creed or 150 accubond out of the 308.

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor vs 308 [Re: okokmoon] #7213578 07/02/18 05:02 AM
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 1,935
S
spg Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
S
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 1,935
Nothing against the 6.5CM my son shoots it and its plenty enough for deer and pigs, he's killed numerous pigs and deer from 80yds-350ish with no problem. I can't imagine you having any problems 20-200 yards, I'd say anything in that range would be pretty dead. The sectional density is nearly the same as a .308 On the other hand a .308 is hard to beat, either will exceed your expectations at the mentioned ranges with cup/core bullet. The .308 had the same hype when it first came out.

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor vs 308 [Re: okokmoon] #7213608 07/02/18 10:08 AM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,205
6
68A Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
6
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,205
For your stated purpose I would go with the .308, unless you ever intend to shoot past 500-600 yds. My reasons for that answer 1) Heavier bullet options with the 308 if you wanted to step up to a 165-175.
2) Availability of 308 ammo off the shelf almost everywhere you go (at least until the next crisis occurs).
The 308 will do a fine job of taking animals inside 400-500 yds, and certainly from 200 in.

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor vs 308 [Re: okokmoon] #7213684 07/02/18 12:28 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 29,937
F
FiremanJG Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
F
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 29,937
Both will work just fine, up close. Beyond 500 yards the 6.5mm hits a little harder.

Really, 200 yards and in, it's a flip of a coin. Both cartridges have tons of great factory ammo available, as well.


[Linked Image]
800 Yard Steel Range
Precision Rifle Instruction
Memberships and Classes Available
Re: 6.5 Creedmoor vs 308 [Re: FiremanJG] #7213802 07/02/18 02:48 PM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,062
D
DH3 Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
D
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,062
Coin flip. I would go with the Creedmoor for less recoil. Who is to say that you might have an opportunity to hunt elsewhere that would require long range shots. For those, the Creedmoor is the clear winner.


Old age and treachery beats youth and stupid every time!
Re: 6.5 Creedmoor vs 308 [Re: 68A] #7213810 07/02/18 02:53 PM
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 72
O
okokmoon Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
O
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 72
Originally Posted By: 68A
For your stated purpose I would go with the .308, unless you ever intend to shoot past 500-600 yds. My reasons for that answer 1) Heavier bullet options with the 308 if you wanted to step up to a 165-175.
2) Availability of 308 ammo off the shelf almost everywhere you go (at least until the next crisis occurs).
The 308 will do a fine job of taking animals inside 400-500 yds, and certainly from 200 in.


Thanks for your honest opinion, basically i think the .308 is loosing popularity.

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor vs 308 [Re: okokmoon] #7213813 07/02/18 02:56 PM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 31,378
R
redchevy Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
R
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 31,378
I would also say a coin flip. In my opinion either would be fine within range limitations for anything in north America except maybe bear and I wouldn't feel scared to shoot the bears with either of them.


It's hell eatin em live
Re: 6.5 Creedmoor vs 308 [Re: okokmoon] #7213842 07/02/18 03:20 PM
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 10,859
Q
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
Q
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 10,859
Originally Posted By: okokmoon
Originally Posted By: 68A
For your stated purpose I would go with the .308, unless you ever intend to shoot past 500-600 yds. My reasons for that answer 1) Heavier bullet options with the 308 if you wanted to step up to a 165-175.
2) Availability of 308 ammo off the shelf almost everywhere you go (at least until the next crisis occurs).
The 308 will do a fine job of taking animals inside 400-500 yds, and certainly from 200 in.


Thanks for your honest opinion, basically i think the .308 is loosing popularity.


There are still quite a few people buying new rifles in .308, even tactical rifles for long-range (600+) shooting. I'm a member of the Tikka Facebook page and you wouldn't believe how many people buy new CTRs and TACs in .308. If anything, the LR game has breathed some new life into .308 sales. That may change in 20 years but it's not going to in the next 5.

I have both and agree with 68A, inside 500 I'm picking the .308. I find it highly likely I would never shoot a game animal beyond that distance anyway.


[Linked Image]

https://web.archive.org/web/20170223065011/http:/www.rrdvegas.com/silencer-cleaning.html
Re: 6.5 Creedmoor vs 308 [Re: okokmoon] #7213855 07/02/18 03:33 PM
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 1,811
S
scottfromdallas Online Content
Pro Tracker
Online Content
Pro Tracker
S
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 1,811

I vote 308 and would say 150 Accubonds are great but I used 150 NBTs at 2875 FPS and got full penetration and DRT on a mature mule deer, 2 whitetail, 2 Javelina and a 200 LB hog the last 2 years at ranges from 20 yards to 150 yards.

As far as recoil, there won't be a discernible difference between a 150 grain 308 at 2800 fps and 143 gain 6.5 bullet at 2700 fps.


Scott

If you are looking for a mortgage, PM me about my Friends and Family rates.
Re: 6.5 Creedmoor vs 308 [Re: okokmoon] #7213858 07/02/18 03:40 PM
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 1,811
S
scottfromdallas Online Content
Pro Tracker
Online Content
Pro Tracker
S
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 1,811
Originally Posted By: okokmoon
Originally Posted By: 68A
For your stated purpose I would go with the .308, unless you ever intend to shoot past 500-600 yds. My reasons for that answer 1) Heavier bullet options with the 308 if you wanted to step up to a 165-175.
2) Availability of 308 ammo off the shelf almost everywhere you go (at least until the next crisis occurs).
The 308 will do a fine job of taking animals inside 400-500 yds, and certainly from 200 in.


Thanks for your honest opinion, basically i think the .308 is loosing popularity.


It's been a NATO round since 1957 so it will always be popular an plentiful.


Scott

If you are looking for a mortgage, PM me about my Friends and Family rates.
Re: 6.5 Creedmoor vs 308 [Re: okokmoon] #7213860 07/02/18 03:43 PM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 4,290
C
ccoker Offline
Extreme Tracker
Offline
Extreme Tracker
C
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 4,290
I have both like a lot of people and agree with this "As far as recoil, there won't be a discernible difference between a 150 grain 308 at 2800 fps and 143 gain 6.5 bullet at 2700 fps"

Now, you could also include the 7mm08 or even the 243 if recoil is a big concern

With decent hunting bullets they will also cleanly and easily kill game within a few hundred yards.

Having said that, my primary hunting rifle for the upcoming deer season will probably be a 16" 308

Last edited by ccoker; 07/02/18 03:59 PM.

www.TacticalGunReview.com
www.TexasOutDoorsnetwork.com

Need IT help?
www.weavertech.us

Disclosure statement
Affiliated with Silencer Shop, Steiner Optics,Trijicon and Wilson Combat. Dealer for Steiner, Flir and Pulsar.

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor vs 308 [Re: okokmoon] #7213891 07/02/18 04:16 PM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 8,383
D
deerfeeder Online Happy
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Happy
THF Trophy Hunter
D
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 8,383

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor vs 308 [Re: okokmoon] #7213903 07/02/18 04:28 PM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 4,290
C
ccoker Offline
Extreme Tracker
Offline
Extreme Tracker
C
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 4,290
I think it is pretty obvious that for long range use the 6.5 is a better choice.. but for "normal" hunting distances.. I don't think it matters one bit..

I have used a 6.8 SPC for about 10 years and killed a LOT of deer and hogs with it..
I used to get into arguments with a friend who was obsessed with long range and everything HAD to be about high BC bullets.. He couldn't get it through his thick skull than inside of 300 yards it just really didn't matter.

He occasionally hunted with a 270 and would proclaim "it works" but I would tell him that he really should be running a 280 because it is a "ballistically superior round".. he would just stick with his "I kill stuff with my 270 fine within a few hundred yards"

exactly..

Last edited by ccoker; 07/02/18 05:37 PM.

www.TacticalGunReview.com
www.TexasOutDoorsnetwork.com

Need IT help?
www.weavertech.us

Disclosure statement
Affiliated with Silencer Shop, Steiner Optics,Trijicon and Wilson Combat. Dealer for Steiner, Flir and Pulsar.

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor vs 308 [Re: okokmoon] #7214041 07/02/18 07:40 PM
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 2,166
K
kyle1974 Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
K
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 2,166
with the 6.5 creedmoor only being introduced a few years ago, it's incredible that anyone was ever able to hit a piece of paper out past 600 yards before now. it's revolutionary!, will change your life! and a host of other key words to make you think it's that much different than any one of 50 other rounds.

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor vs 308 [Re: okokmoon] #7214053 07/02/18 08:01 PM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 5,293
D
Drop Tine Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
D
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 5,293
For those bucks up north with HUGE bodies...I'd go 308 with a 165-168 gr bullet. If recoil is a concern, get a little heavier rifle.


Re: 6.5 Creedmoor vs 308 [Re: kyle1974] #7214059 07/02/18 08:10 PM
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 3,325
I
ImTheReasonDovesMourn Online Content
Snarky Mark
Online Content
Snarky Mark
I
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 3,325
Originally Posted By: kyle1974
with the 6.5 creedmoor only being introduced a few years ago, it's incredible that anyone was ever able to hit a piece of paper out past 600 yards before now. it's revolutionary!, will change your life! and a host of other key words to make you think it's that much different than any one of 50 other rounds.


I can tell you didn't read the other posts in this thread.


Originally Posted by KRoyal
Haha yea I polished that thing for hours.
Re: 6.5 Creedmoor vs 308 [Re: okokmoon] #7214062 07/02/18 08:13 PM
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 3,325
I
ImTheReasonDovesMourn Online Content
Snarky Mark
Online Content
Snarky Mark
I
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 3,325
I have both calibers and still use both. I use the 6.5 a little more often, just because it has a shorter barrel and it's handier in a blind. I still love the .308 and I think it's one of the best deer hunting calibers ever.

For shooting over 800 yards, I'll take a 6.5 Creedmoor over the .308, hands down. My 20" .308 stays supersonic with 175s to 900 yards. My 20" 6.5 Creedmoor stays supersonic with 143s to 1400 yards.


Originally Posted by KRoyal
Haha yea I polished that thing for hours.
Re: 6.5 Creedmoor vs 308 [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn] #7214068 07/02/18 08:25 PM
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 2,166
K
kyle1974 Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
K
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 2,166
Originally Posted By: ImTheReasonDovesMourn
Originally Posted By: kyle1974
with the 6.5 creedmoor only being introduced a few years ago, it's incredible that anyone was ever able to hit a piece of paper out past 600 yards before now. it's revolutionary!, will change your life! and a host of other key words to make you think it's that much different than any one of 50 other rounds.


I can tell you didn't read the other posts in this thread.





how do you know if someone shoots a creedmoor?

don't worry.... they'll tell you soon enough.

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor vs 308 [Re: kyle1974] #7214107 07/02/18 09:17 PM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 176
K
Kthnx Offline
Woodsman
Offline
Woodsman
K
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 176
Originally Posted By: kyle1974
Originally Posted By: ImTheReasonDovesMourn
Originally Posted By: kyle1974
with the 6.5 creedmoor only being introduced a few years ago, it's incredible that anyone was ever able to hit a piece of paper out past 600 yards before now. it's revolutionary!, will change your life! and a host of other key words to make you think it's that much different than any one of 50 other rounds.


I can tell you didn't read the other posts in this thread.





how do you know if someone shoots a creedmoor?

don't worry.... they'll tell you soon enough.


Hey did I tell you about the rifle I have...


Remington 700 65 Creedmoor
Burris XTR II 5-25x50
Re: 6.5 Creedmoor vs 308 [Re: okokmoon] #7214180 07/02/18 11:12 PM
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 189
P
Pupjoint Offline
Woodsman
Offline
Woodsman
P
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 189
308 based on availability and different bullet weights

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor vs 308 [Re: okokmoon] #7214218 07/03/18 12:11 AM
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 1,935
S
spg Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
S
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 1,935
If you get the 6.5CM don't rush to brag to any competent shooter, its equivalent to the guy who drives up in a Camaro running his mouth but yet he has the V6 wanna be Camaro.

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor vs 308 [Re: Pupjoint] #7214353 07/03/18 02:52 AM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 94,003
dogcatcher Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 94,003
Originally Posted By: Pupjoint
308 based on availability and different bullet weights


When there was the ammo shortage, it was the common calibers that were the first ones back on the shelves. But it was the odd calibers like the Creedmoor that were the last ones on the shelves as the shortage started.


Combat Infantryman, the ultimate hunter where the prey shoots back.
_____________"Illegitimus non carborundum est"_______________



Re: 6.5 Creedmoor vs 308 [Re: okokmoon] #7214455 07/03/18 11:38 AM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 728
D
Dodge_Rock Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
D
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 728
Originally Posted By: okokmoon


Thanks for your honest opinion, basically i think the .308 is loosing popularity.


You may be right about the popularity thing, but who cares. Something else to consider... some future hunts(public or private) could require 30 caliber or greater on large game. You might not be interested now, but could be later. I own and enjoy rifles in both calibers. Either will do what you want.

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor vs 308 [Re: Dodge_Rock] #7214539 07/03/18 01:58 PM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 176
K
Kthnx Offline
Woodsman
Offline
Woodsman
K
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 176
Originally Posted By: Dodge_Rock
Originally Posted By: okokmoon


Thanks for your honest opinion, basically i think the .308 is loosing popularity.


You may be right about the popularity thing, but who cares. Something else to consider... some future hunts(public or private) could require 30 caliber or greater on large game. You might not be interested now, but could be later. I own and enjoy rifles in both calibers. Either will do what you want.


This is something that I never considered. Good fruit for thought.


Remington 700 65 Creedmoor
Burris XTR II 5-25x50
Re: 6.5 Creedmoor vs 308 [Re: okokmoon] #7216013 07/04/18 10:44 PM
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 9,544
C
colt45 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
C
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 9,544
6.5 and don't look back


hold on Newt, we got a runaway
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3