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Thread: Remington 700 6.5 Creedmoor on the way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dryball View Post
    If you reload you can gain 50-100fps with the 260 over the Creedmore. The 260's problem is the same as the 6mm Remington...they screwed up big time when they came out by putting the wrong twist on the barrels. If you don't plan on reloading much or at all, the Creedmore would be the way to go.
    My thoughts exactly. And the Swede can do 100 fps more than the .260 Rem. (loaded accordingly)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hickory View Post
    What are the advantages of the 6.5 Creedmoor over the 260 Remington?
    As others have correctly stated, ballistically the 6.5C, 260R and 6.5Sweede are just about bout identical in this respect.
    Currently New 6.5C brass is cheaper than new 260R brass, But 260R is Very Easily formed from 243 brass which is cheaper than either one. Also 260 can be formed from 308 or 7mm-08 brass with very little fuss. 6.5C would take fireforming and much more fuss.
    6.5C brass is supposed to last longer than 260 due to the different body angle so I have been told.

    The 260 began as the 263 Express in the early 60s, later most folks called it the 6.5-08, in 1997 Remington decided to call it theirs after changing one dimension by 1or 2 thousandths of an inch. Early on the custom rifles had the right twist for whatever they were intended to shoot. This was the preferred caliber for Many NRA highpower competitors for a long time and won many many matches.

    The 6.5C was introduced by Hornady in 2007 and will work with many but Not all 308 magazines as we recently found with an AR-10 wee have been tinkering with. 2 brands we tried functioned fine 1 would not. The 1 that would not would however function fine with the 308s it is intended to feed (yes we had a 308 upper and a 6.5C upper and used the same lower for our tests). We strongly suspect the different body taper of the 2 cartridges made the difference with the mag.
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    Northmn re the 25-08 or 25 Souper:

    The Souper was developed in the late 50s and many lost interest in the cartridge some time in the 60s. Not sure why folks don't take to the Quarterbores much, they are quite versatile. Die and reamers are still available but not cheap. these could also be easily formed from 243 brass Etc.
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    I'm planning to keep my velocity mid-range and enjoy excellent accuracy, so I won't need the added potential of the 6.5x55 or .260. I do reload but I am not averse to using factory ammo. Local shop carries two varieties of 6.5 Creedmoor hunting ammo for around $20.00 a box. Add $10-15.00 to that price for the other two rounds, if they are even in stock. As I've already mentioned, there are no low cost rifles in those rounds either so add on several hundred if you want to purchase a 6.5 caliber rifle that is not the Creedmoor.

    Couple of questions. My understanding is that the .250 Savage is actually the parent case for the 6.5 Creedmoor. Does this mean that I can just run .22-250 brass through my 6.5 Creedmoor sizer die for instant 6.5 brass? Just wondering in case I pick some up at the range. Also, I'm already scheming to put a different stock on it. Anybody have experience with Boyd's laminated stocks? They do make one for the 700 ADL short action and it looks sweet.
    Currently casting and loading: .32 Auto, .380 Auto, .38 Special, 9X19, .357 Magnum, .257 Roberts, .30 WCF, .45-70 Gov't.

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    I had a 250 savage when I was a kid, it was well balanced, accurate, wonderful.
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    I re chambered it to 257 improved,
    then I sold it.
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    I really miss that 250, it was the one that got away.
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    6.5 is simply the 250 Savage with a bigger bullet.
    or
    the 6.5 Carcano.
    or
    the 6.5 Jap.
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    6.5 Creedmore, ...mild mannered, accurate, sips powder, ...folks who have the .65 do not seem to regret buying them.

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    Sounds great, my kind of cartridge!
    Currently casting and loading: .32 Auto, .380 Auto, .38 Special, 9X19, .357 Magnum, .257 Roberts, .30 WCF, .45-70 Gov't.

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    Based on the dimensions of the 22-250, 250Savage one could size them to make 6.5C, but fire-forming would be needed and the cases would be a little short. The short part may not be too bad and would likely keep trimming tasks to a minimum.
    The fire-forming would be needed due to the body taper difference between the 2.
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    Sounds good!
    Currently casting and loading: .32 Auto, .380 Auto, .38 Special, 9X19, .357 Magnum, .257 Roberts, .30 WCF, .45-70 Gov't.

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    6.5 anything. Ho Hum!
    OK folks, there is only two ways to do this. My way or my other way.

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