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Better than the Creedmoor?

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How about the 6.5 PRC?
If the Creedmoor is as good as its popularity implies, it seems like the PRC would be a logical step up for a bit more oomph.
 

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How about the 6.5 PRC?
If the Creedmoor is as good as its popularity implies, it seems like the PRC would be a logical step up for a bit more oomph.

6.5 PRC HAS QUITE A BIT MORE RECOIL SHOT OUT OF SAME MODEL RIFLE. THE 6.5 SWEEDMOOR IS SUPPOSED TO PROVIDE SPEED AND LOWER RECOIL AS WELL AS OTHER POSITIVES.
 
I invited a friend over to show him how to reload ammo. Cleaned all his brass, lubed and resized/decapped, get ready to trim.....

6.5s have been so unpopular in the US that case trimmers don’t come with 6.5 pilots. Neither my Lyman or RCBS trimmers came with one. Had to order one. Now, if it were a .257, .277, .284 bore....
 
Nope, just proof that the 6.5 Creedmoor doesn’t do anything that hasn't been done with the same bullet since 1891.
I get it. It is the reason I simply can't get excited about any new rifle cartridge. Whatever it is, it has been done, probably to death, in the last hundred years, give or take. I'd wager any new whiz-bang rifle cartridge coming out has been already been explored; as in probably before, during, or slightly after, The Big One. (Whatever; this is, admittedly, coming from a decidedly wacky individual who thinks the .30/30 WCF is just dandy for most tasks. ¡Salud! :p)
 
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I invited a friend over to show him how to reload ammo. Cleaned all his brass, lubed and resized/decapped, get ready to trim.....

6.5s have been so unpopular in the US that case trimmers don’t come with 6.5 pilots. Neither my Lyman or RCBS trimmers came with one. Had to order one. Now, if it were a .257, .277, .284 bore....
yet Winchester recently released an new powder aimed squarely at the 6.5’s.

When I first started with 260 choices were slim for everything.
6.5 Creedmoor was a blessing for 260, more bullets, powders, cases, and factory ammunition choices now for 260 than ever before.

a lot of my shooting friends have been impressed at what my little 260 could do.
Now that longer OAL AI mags are common 6.5CM lots a bit of its edge in bolt guns as a 260 with a bit extra freebore is a serious contender.
147’s at 2800 fps at realistic pressures with excellent brass life.
 
yet Winchester recently released an new powder aimed squarely at the 6.5’s.

When I first started with 260 choices were slim for everything.
6.5 Creedmoor was a blessing for 260, more bullets, powders, cases, and factory ammunition choices now for 260 than ever before.

a lot of my shooting friends have been impressed at what my little 260 could do.
Now that longer OAL AI mags are common 6.5CM lots a bit of its edge in bolt guns as a 260 with a bit extra freebore is a serious contender.
147’s at 2800 fps at realistic pressures with excellent brass life.
The 260 is a COOL cartridge. I never understood why rifle manufacturers can’t make a 3 inch magazine box as standard for short actions. We’re only talking .15 inches.
 

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