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Better than the Creedmoor?

I know the 6.5 Creedmoor is all the rage, but what if you could gain a couple hundred feet per second across the bullet spectrum while not having to use a magnum and still being able to use light and trim hunting rifles? What if brass was widely available? This new cartridge easily eclipses the creedmoor.

The 6.5 Swedemoor. Look at this hotrod! I have a feeling it will soon have quite the following! I bet this revolutionary case design with more taper will feed so smooth! It dwarfs the creedmoor!

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Its 6.5 Swedemoor. Uses an uncommon 55mm case that gives you more powder capacity to launch those high BC 6.5 bullets even flatter than the Creedmoor without having to lose capacity or go to a larger action (at least in Tikka, which already chambers it).
 
my grandpa was laughed at when he took his 264 win mag to canada for a moose hunt. it wasnt so funny anymore when he dumped a moose right where it stood with 1 shot.
What’s funny is that 6.5s have NEVER been popular in the US. The 6.5x55 never got the love the 257 Roberts, 270, 7x57, or 30-06 got. The 264 Win Mag started hot and then interest waned when the 7mm Rem Mag, using the exact same case and .02 bigger bullet, came out in 1962. The 6.5 Remington Magnum fell on its face. The 6.5-284 and 260 were mainly used by competitive shooters and not much else. 30 years of nothing in 6.5mm came the Creedmoor and people have lost their everloving minds. I can’t help link the new popularity of a metric caliber in the US to the current cultural shift. Patriotism is dying, people are watching soccer, and now 6.5s are popular. Crazy world we are living in.
 

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I know the 6.5 Creedmoor is all the rage, but what if you could gain a couple hundred feet per second across the bullet spectrum while not having to use a magnum and still being able to use light and trim hunting rifles? What if brass was widely available? This new cartridge easily eclipses the creedmoor.

The 6.5 Swedemoor. Look at this hotrod! I have a feeling it will soon have quite the following! I bet this revolutionary case design with more taper will feed so smooth! It dwarfs the creedmoor!

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Oh my goodness. Stop my tears...can't breathe. You kill me, man! You owe me a beer and a tablet.

What about the 7.62-06? Hear it is like a magnum .308 but without the price.
 

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I know the 6.5 Creedmoor is all the rage, but what if you could gain a couple hundred feet per second across the bullet spectrum while not having to use a magnum and still being able to use light and trim hunting rifles? What if brass was widely available? This new cartridge easily eclipses the creedmoor.

The 6.5 Swedemoor. Look at this hotrod! I have a feeling it will soon have quite the following! I bet this revolutionary case design with more taper will feed so smooth! It dwarfs the creedmoor!

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And most of us here know exactly what cartridge it is. It's been around longer than any of our grandparents.
 
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I have been reloading this hot rod for years. I have listened to, and read all the hype about the 6.5 CM, why throw a pu'nkin ball at something when you can shoot at it?
A good Mauser action and a good barrel can outdo a CM any day of the week! ( Granted, I am partial to Mausers), a 6.5 Swede properly loaded is more than capable of sub-moa accuracy, with a couple of hundred fps extra!
 

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