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6.5 Creedmore

Post by EWU92 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:06 am

What's the fascination? Seems like the latest greatest.
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Re: 6.5 Creedmore

Post by 257ROBERT » Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:52 am

same as the 6.5 swede, and the 6mm creedmoor is pretty much a 243 win. Both can be had in an AR platform rifle. I cant see any other advantage. 6.5 has been around for ten years and 6mm is in this months American Rifleman. Hope this helps some Ty.

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Re: 6.5 Creedmore

Post by EWU92 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:25 am

Thanks Robert.....I have some ammo I bought at a yard sale last summer and have thought about buying a rifle. Wasn't aware of the AR option.
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Re: 6.5 Creedmore

Post by garand » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:23 pm

The 6.5x55 and Creedmore and 6.5x47 Lapua are similar in ballistics. The Creedmore and Lapua are a short action round, which will chamber in the large frame ar platform rifles with similar, or even higher velocities than the Swedish with lower powder charges. The Swedish is going to require a long action, like the 270 or 06. The newer 6.5 cartridges have been around for 10 years or more and have been extremely popular with long range competitions due to their high bc and accuracy, and have only in the last couple of years really caught the eye of everyone. The 260 Remington, also a 6.5 caliber, and the 6.5x284 will produce higher velocities than the Creedmore or 6.5x47 Lapua but they have a reputation of being barrel burners. All of the 6.5's, including the 55, have reputations of inherent accuracy.

The bc of the 6.5 with a 140 grain bullet is comparable to that of a 300 win mag shooting 180 grain bullets, with far less recoil. Very comfortable to shoot. This attributes much to the popularity of the 6.5 cartridges.

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Re: 6.5 Creedmore

Post by ghillieinthemist » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:09 am

if it was the 6.5 Larry....not so much...But 6.5 Creedmoor sounds cool. Sticking with .243.
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