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Thread: 6.5 Creedmore, Ruger Predator, SAvage Axis?

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    6.5 Creedmore, Ruger Predator, SAvage Axis?

    Been looking at a 6.5 Creedmore for deer hunting. At one time I thought a 6.5X55 would have been great in a more modern rifle as I had one of the old carbines. Don't see much difference in power, but I have seen a lot of deer shot with a 6.5X55.
    As I would not shoot it a lot I am not looking at something real fancy but have heard good things about the Savage Axis, and see some now with the Accu Trigger. Also see one I kind of like in the Ruger American Predator, although the green stock is pretty ugly in my opinion. Went through the archives here and did not see much about the Predator either. Curious about the rifles.

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    Have you looked at the T/C Compass? I recently bought one, and it's been a very accurate rifle so far.

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    ive been debating one of these, wih the tc rebate it was under 200 !! tho it seems the rebate has ended. the gun has a lot of positive press, but ive never held one in real life so take this all with a grain of salt
    T/C compass
    https://www.kygunco.com/Product/View?ItemNo=111667

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    LGS I deal with has the two I am looking at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northmn View Post
    LGS I deal with has the two I am looking at.
    always good to support the local shop

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    If you ever get into the swap barrel affliction (it is a disease of it's own!), the Axis platform uses the same small shank Savage barrels that the standard 10-16/110-116 series do.

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    I'm a gloss blue and nice walnut kind of guy, but I picked up one of the TC Compass rifles during the rebate (still waiting) and have to say I'm impressed with it. There are a couple of no cost things they could have done to make it a more attractive rifle, but it shoots like a house afire!

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    I enjoy my Ruger 'Merican Predator in 6.5CM; shoots 1 MOA at 300yds with two of my handloads. Trigger is excellent and can easily be modified to be even better. I actually like the green stock!
    I have three complaints:
    1. Rotary Magazines are expensive.
    2. Forestock flexes to some degree, so I have to be mindful of that as I shoot, and
    3. I had expected better than 1 MOA accuracy, but perhaps thus was unrealistic for a $400 rifle. However, I also have the Predator in 223 Rem and it shoots sub MOA with many different loads, so that's why I thought my 6.5CM would shoot better. I do have a bias towards Ruger, but you won't go wrong with the Savage.

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    The Ruger is the prettiest of the sugly blisters mentioned IMO.

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    I have the Ruger in the 6.5 CM and feel much the same as sparkyv about it and I was surprised and pleased with the accuracy another complaint that I have is when a round is chambered and the rifle is put on safety the bolt is not locked in the loaded position and walking around in heavy brushy woods it very easy to kick the bolt open and it will slide back very easy, too easy. I don't know how the other rifles operate with the safety and bolt will they lock in the loaded and safe position I would certainly check the out for my self if I were to buy again. I will keep the Ruger as it just shoots too well with a variety of loads even with the ugly plastic stock, plastic magazine, and the unlocked bolt. I bought it as a cheap throw behind the seat truck gun that could do duty as a deer, pig, varmint killer and it certainly does that!

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