Thoughts on 6.5 creedmoor

300winmag

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Hi I have being thinking of a new build anyone have the above rifle or would I be better off with a standard 6.5x 55 rifle will be used for a bit of long ranging foxing and the odd deer I like the 6.5 high bc I have a blaser in 6.5x55 but from what I read the creedmoor is a cracking round
 

Muir

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Hi I have being thinking of a new build anyone have the above rifle or would I be better off with a standard 6.5x 55 rifle will be used for a bit of long ranging foxing and the odd deer I like the 6.5 high bc I have a blaser in 6.5x55 but from what I read the creedmoor is a cracking round
It is ballistically identical to the 6.5x55 so it can't be all that much more cracking.~Muir
 

hybridfiat

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Does no more or less than the Swede. Decide which round is easier to obtain and go with it. The 6.5 x 55 has slightly larger case capacity. So theoretically can take a heavier load at the same pressures. I reload for my 6.5 Swede and don't go hot but the loads are 6.5 Creedmore max loads, not the Swedish loads in the books as most if not all books work off 100 year old pressure figures for the Swede, despite it being chambered in modern rifles.
I have no pressure signs.
 

Canadian1

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Muir and hybridflat pretty much covered it although the Swede has more "potential" when loaded to the same pressures. The Creedmoor is essentially the .260 Remington. Likewise, it is built on a short action with a limited OAL. The Swede can handle 140+ grain bullets better, though that doesn't seem to be a concern for you.
 

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