.260 Rem ver. 6.5 creedmoor

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08 Feb 2018 09:26 #81 by roy cobb
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Mr C just pick one and go with it both are good rounds I went with the 6.5 creedmoore and just loving it great performance with little recoil
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08 Feb 2018 11:51 #82 by magoo
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All 3 are great and seen real good accuracy results from all of them.

The Tikka Swede action is a bit longer but dosn't bother me in the least even shooting them back to back.

Never tried light projies as that would be more .243 territory, just 140s and 120s.
The Tikka was a bit fussy and took a lot of developement.
Still likes 120s better than the 140 pills but it is a super light hunting rifle.
The Howa Creed varmint just shot great out of the box.
Went from 120 to 140s and it got even better. Changed from 8208 to 2209 and it just holed out .
That was all with a trigger that was a bit too heavy so it was the 1st trigger I have ever had a full job done.
Was too light after that but adjusted a bit and fine.

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08 Feb 2018 22:20 - 09 Feb 2018 17:58 #83 by MrCarbine
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"Whats it going to be used for Mr.C?"

Mostly shooting rocks on the range ... LOL
Not into LR just plinking and possibly toting it on interstate trips after ferals.
The idea is, that I like it enough not to dispose of it (like the last custom I build in 6.5x54 MS).
I initially was set on the 260 Rem, however I am really warming up to the 6.5 Creedmore more and more. A problem I discovered recently is that the 6.5 Creed requires a smaller diameter firing pin, due to the small rifle primers it uses. More complications.

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08 Feb 2018 23:29 - 08 Feb 2018 23:30 #84 by Aushunter
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MrCarbine wrote: A problem I discovered recently is that the 6,5 Creed requires a smaller diameter firing pin


Never heard of that one :blink:
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09 Feb 2018 07:03 #85 by roy cobb
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Aushunter wrote:

MrCarbine wrote: A problem I discovered recently is that the 6,5 Creed requires a smaller diameter firing pin


Never heard of that one :blink:



Firing pin is off a standard size you need a small depriming pin for small flash hole

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09 Feb 2018 07:41 #86 by Chazwood
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MrCarbine wrote: "Whats it going to be used for Mr.C?"

Mostly shooting rocks on the range ... LOL
Not into LR just plinking and possibly toting it on interstate trips after ferals.
The idea is, that I like it enough not to dispose of it (like the last custom I build in 6.5x54 MS).
I initially was set on the 260 Rem, however I am really warming up to the 6.5 Creedmore more and more. A problem I discovered recently is that the 6,5 Creed requires a smaller diameter firing pin, due to the small rifle primers it uses. More complications.

The firing pin is the same as a 308, if you buy Lapua brass you need the smaller decapping pin. I think Peterson make both the small primer brass and large primer, Lapua only the small primer.
I have never seen any factory rounds using the small primer brass.

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09 Feb 2018 16:02 #87 by adamjp
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A good all round bullet for these cartridges is the 130gn Berger Hunting VLD. Plenty of kill at normal ranges, very accurate and the further out you go, it holds the wind.

The 120gn NBT is an awesome bullet within 300m on thin skinned, low muscle animals. The 140gn Woodleigh is great for inside 200m on larger animals with more muscle and thicker skin.

The use of a small dia. firing pin is related to higher pressures. The 6.5 CM will work well with a normal sized firing pin, but if you intend to run small primer brass (from Lapua) AND you intend to run it at higher pressures, then a bushed firing pin would be an advantage. My third 6.5x47 Lapua had a normal firing pin and was puncturing the primers. Had the bolt bushed and the pin made small and it had no problems. It isn't so much about the pin size, more about the size of the gap around the pin on the boltface.
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10 Feb 2018 15:30 #88 by Aushunter
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adamjp wrote: A good all round bullet for these cartridges is the 130gn Berger Hunting VLD. Plenty of kill at normal ranges, very accurate and the further out you go, it holds the wind.

The 120gn NBT is an awesome bullet within 300m on thin skinned, low muscle animals. The 140gn Woodleigh is great for inside 200m on larger animals with more muscle and thicker skin.


130gn Berger Hunting VLD are my 'go to' projy's for my .260, tested the 120 NBT's & 120 Amax'\s as well but the Tikka liked the Amax's better, even after trying a couple of different powder.
In saying that they both would do the task for hunting.

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