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6 years 6 weeks ago, 12:55 AM

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6.5 Creedmoor

Has anyone got a chance to shoot the new 6.5 Creedmoor round yet? DPMS is making an AR-10 in 6.5 Creedmoor. I'm hoping to buy one next year to use for long range hunting. I have read it shoots 10 MOA flater than a 300 Win. Mag. with less recoil. The guys that I read that have shot it say you will never shoot a 308 again.

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6 years 6 weeks ago, 9:23 AM

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I have heard the same. I'd like to get my hands on both the Creedmor and a .308 to try them side by side to decide for myself.

6 years 6 weeks ago, 9:23 AM

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I haven't but I hope so soon when I get home in about 2 months.

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6 years 6 weeks ago, 9:34 AM

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really?

So your telling me this caliber more then doubles the Max Effective range of the previous 7.62 AR-10? Plus, reduces recoil for what it is shooting?

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6 years 6 weeks ago, 9:46 PM

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Really?

Yes, the round is still at supersonic speed at 1,400 with the 140 grain bullet and 120 grain. It bucks the wind more for better drift.

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6 years 6 weeks ago, 12:57 PM

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i have done some research on the 6.5 creedmoor. it has pretty good energy past 1000 yds. compared to .308. looks like you need a longer barrel to achieve that velocity. looks like a good round, but i'm sticking to .308 cause of price, availability, and it works great for what is was developed to do.
i do prefer the 6.5 grendel or even 6.8 spc over the 5.56 though. i think there is a lot bigger difference between these rounds than 6.5 creedmoor vs. .308.

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6 years 6 weeks ago, 2:13 PM

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sounds like it is a must for hunting.

6 years 6 weeks ago, 5:26 PM

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6.5 creedmoor

my understanding is it is a necked down 308 case to 6.5.so it should work well in short actions designed for the 308

6 years 6 weeks ago, 9:43 PM

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Yes, it is a 308 necked down to 6.5 with 30 degree shoulders. It is a short actions. The round stays supersonic out pass 1,400 yds.

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6 years 6 weeks ago, 11:04 PM

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6.5 creedmoor

what kinda pressures do this round run at ie: cup or psi?

6 years 6 weeks ago, 11:15 PM

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It is running with factory ammo 58,000 psi, but you can make it a little hotter with handloads.

140-gr Factory Load: 140gr A-Max @ 2770 fps, 41.7gr H4350, 210M, Hornady Brass.
120-gr Factory Load: 120gr A-Max @ 2980 fps, 43.5gr H4350, 210M, Hornady Brass.
From a 100-yard zero, the 140-gr load needs 7.7 mils of elevation to 1000 yards, and will drift 59 inches with a 10 mph cross. Accuracy was 1/2 MOA or a little better.
6.5 Creedmoor, 140 AMAX @ 2810
Zero 100yd 5000' Density Altitude
RANGE ELEV- moa mil | WIND(10) moa mil RANGE
100 0" 0.00 0.0mil | 0" 0.50 0.1mil 100
200 3" 1.25 0.4mil | 2" 1.00 0.3mil 200
300 11" 3.50 1.0mil | 4" 1.25 0.4mil 300
400 25" 6.00 1.8mil | 8" 1.75 0.5mil 400
500 46" 8.75 2.5mil | 13" 2.50 0.7mil 500
600 74" 11.75 3.4mil | 18" 3.00 0.8mil 600
700 110" 15.00 4.3mil | 26" 3.50 1.0mil 700
800 155" 18.50 5.4mil | 35" 4.25 1.2mil 800
900 210" 22.25 6.5mil | 45" 4.75 1.4mil 900
1000 276" 26.25 7.7mil | 57" 5.50 1.6mil 1000

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6 years 6 weeks ago, 11:55 PM

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6.5 creedmoor

definitely too hot of a cartridge to build on a 95/96 mauser action,i have one and am trying to find something different,so far easy choices are 7x57 mauser,6.5x55 swede,or 257 roberts.all good choices but i was thinking a bit more exotic.probably will go 6.5x55 swede as it is superb for deer hunting and great for young shooters too!

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