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    Taking The Plunge... 6.5 Creedmoor????

    As many of you are aware, and have now watched how the hunt played out, you know that I killed a pretty good mule deer buck in 2018. Now, all that said...I am debating switching rifles. The rifle I shot in that video was chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor, normally I shoot a .300 Win Mag. Ike and I went back and forth on bringing both rifles and instead he decided to bring his bow as we see a lot of elk in this are.

    So, after carrying the lighter rifle, and dispatching my buck easily I am going to take the plunge and order a Savage 110 chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor.

    Talk me out of it, or into it. What do you think???
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    My buck hit the dirt thanks to my tikka 6.5. I really liked shooting that gun last year and it shoots great. It quickly became my deer/ antelope rifle after shooting it all summer... the hornady eld-x 143gr shot great for factory loads

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    Quote Originally Posted by mntnguide View Post
    My buck hit the dirt thanks to my tikka 6.5. I really liked shooting that gun last year and it shoots great. It quickly became my deer/ antelope rifle after shooting it all summer... the hornady eld-x 143gr shot great for factory loads

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    That was the exact same bullet I used!
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    I carry a Bergara B14 Hunter in 6.5cm. I shoot the same 143 eldx with great results. Some deer and a handful of antelope with it so far with no complaints. It's also fun to take to the range unlike my 300wsm. I see no downside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottR View Post
    As many of you are aware, and have now watched how the hunt played out, you know that I killed a pretty good mule deer buck in 2018. Now, all that said...I am debating switching rifles. The rifle I shot in that video was chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor, normally I shoot a .300 Win Mag. Ike and I went back and forth on bringing both rifles and instead he decided to bring his bow as we see a lot of elk in this are.

    So, after carrying the lighter rifle, and dispatching my buck easily I am going to take the plunge and order a Savage 110 chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor.

    Talk me out of it, or into it. What do you think???
    Did miss that video somewhere. I need to find it

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    I'd probably pick one up as well but I already have a 270win and a 25-06rem. I just read a recent article by Ron Spomer comparing the 6.5 and the 270win. Turns out the 270 beats the 6.5 creed in almost all aspects except for wind drift, amount of powder used, and recoil is more. Way less drop for the 270 especially with the new bullets coming out in .277. He was comparing the 143 eldx in the 6.5 and the 145eldx in the 270. Check out the article it was really interesting how a 92 year cartridge still pulls holds it's own, the 6.5x55 Swede in a modern rifle also outperforms the creed.

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    Scott, I think it rarely is all about which caliber is better. Most are darn good. You could probably get the same results with 10 different rounds on either side of the 6.5.
    To me, it's just fun playing with different cartridges and firearms. I'd get the 6.5 Creedmoor just for the fun of having it!

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    I keep hearing a little voice whispering 6.5-300 Weatherby, 6.5-300 Weatherby, 6.5-300 Weatherby................
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    Proof Reasearch is building the new Elevation in 6.5! Check it out.

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    I know this sounds silly but the ruger american predators for $370 shoot as good as most of my customs. and with factory hornady eldx ammo. also threaded muzzle, adjustable trigger that can easily and safely be altered to 2 lbs, and a rock solid bedding system. ive set up over 20 of them for customers and myself and they have ALL shot moa and most closer to 1/2 moa. very nimble little thing too. I shot a muley at 700 yds 2 yrs ago and bullet performed flawless. just my 2 cents. savage has always treated me good too though.

 

 
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