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Re: 6.5 Creedmore Hunting Question [Re: Texas Dan] #7699483 12/27/19 03:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Texas Dan
If 125 grain loads are providing good accuracy and provide a more comfortable shot, I would definitely stay with them. I've never lost one to 100 grain loads in both my .243 and 25-06.


I would like to see how he handles the 143’s and if not well we will stick to the 125’s. I agree with what you are saying 100%


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Re: 6.5 Creedmore Hunting Question [Re: Paralax22] #7699493 12/27/19 04:00 AM
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We have killed over 200 deer hogs antelope and even an elk using 120 gr AMax or ELD-M bullets in the 6.5 CM so I wouldn’t be worrying about the need for 143’s.


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Re: 6.5 Creedmore Hunting Question [Re: DStroud] #7699505 12/27/19 04:33 AM
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Originally Posted by DStroud
We have killed over 200 deer hogs antelope and even an elk using 120 gr AMax or ELD-M bullets in the 6.5 CM so I wouldn’t be worrying about the need for 143’s.


Good to know and thanks. This Caliber I am not familiar with and I guess it’s a “Don’t fix it if it ain’t broken” deal!


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Re: 6.5 Creedmore Hunting Question [Re: Paralax22] #7699541 12/27/19 11:56 AM
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Federal fusion 140 gr. i have a browning Hells Canyon it loves that round.

Re: 6.5 Creedmore Hunting Question [Re: krmitchell] #7700117 12/28/19 12:41 AM
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Originally Posted by krmitchell
143 gr eld-x from Hornady.

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CONGRATS on the Great deer food


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Re: 6.5 Creedmore Hunting Question [Re: Paralax22] #7700624 12/28/19 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Paralax22
Well he got it done first thing this morning for his first hunt ever. 143 gr was a little bit much for him during zero so we picked up a box of 125 gr Winchester Deer Season XP. Double Lung shot and dropped on the spot. He will be ready for the 143 gr during summer when he will shoot more and be ready. Oh by the way. Big 8 comes in and he asked if he could take the spike instead so the 8 could grow bigger. For the first hunt and only being 13, this little hunter has a great mind set.

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Re: 6.5 Creedmore Hunting Question [Re: Paralax22] #7701309 12/29/19 04:30 PM
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Outstanding!

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Re: 6.5 Creedmore Hunting Question [Re: Paralax22] #7701389 12/29/19 06:12 PM
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Congratulations!! I bet for your purpose the 125s will do the job for some time to come.

Re: 6.5 Creedmore Hunting Question [Re: Paralax22] #7701422 12/29/19 06:52 PM
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Considering getting one for myself but not sure about recoil. I have a bad neck and was wondering how the 6.5 is?

Re: 6.5 Creedmore Hunting Question [Re: Paralax22] #7702552 12/30/19 11:23 PM
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Hornady American Whitetail 129 gr Interlock is a good round.

Re: 6.5 Creedmore Hunting Question [Re: 94sktr] #7702796 12/31/19 05:15 AM
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Originally Posted by 94sktr
Considering getting one for myself but not sure about recoil. I have a bad neck and was wondering how the 6.5 is?


The 6.5 I picked up with the 125 grain kicks like a field mouse would if a field mouse kicked you. Very little recoil and accuracy is pretty dang good.


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Re: 6.5 Creedmore Hunting Question [Re: Paralax22] #7703254 12/31/19 07:10 PM
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Considering getting one for myself but not sure about recoil. I have a bad neck and was wondering how the 6.5 is?


The 6.5 I picked up with the 125 grain kicks like a field mouse would if a field mouse kicked you. Very little recoil and accuracy is pretty dang good.



Ok thanks.

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I shoot 120 gr. ELD-M's out of mine no need for anything bigger on deer.


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Re: 6.5 Creedmore Hunting Question [Re: Paralax22] #7704338 01/01/20 08:02 PM
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I really like the 127 gr. Barnes out of mine!

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143 eldx is a great round

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Congratulations to him. He is wise beyond his age.


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