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#12149911 - 07/16/17 Re: 6.5,243,7-08,257 Roberts? [Re: JMR40]  
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Originally Posted by JMR40
6.5, any of them. But the Creedmoor is the 6.5 of the future.

Ya reckon?

Seems to be moving that way.

DF

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#12149989 - 07/16/17 Re: 6.5,243,7-08,257 Roberts? [Re: 1Longbow]  
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If he's going to buy a factory gun and use factory ammo then 6.5 CM all the way. Going custom opens other options, but the 6.5 CM has a lot going for it, especially being done right from the beginning in factory guns and ammo.

#12150400 - 07/16/17 Re: 6.5,243,7-08,257 Roberts? [Re: Seafire]  
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Originally Posted by Seafire
There are really no wrong choices within that range listed and some others have also mentioned
that you didn't...

All solutions in life should be so easy to find...



I was thinking the same thing. I wonder why he didn't mention the .308 and be done with it. whistle


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#12150513 - 07/16/17 Re: 6.5,243,7-08,257 Roberts? [Re: 1Longbow]  
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6.5 Creedmore first, 7-08 second. Go forth and kill any ungulate in North America. Not to mention varmints...

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#12150620 - 07/16/17 Re: 6.5,243,7-08,257 Roberts? [Re: 1Longbow]  
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Because you said elk, 7-08 first, 6.5 C second.

#12151426 - 07/17/17 Re: 6.5,243,7-08,257 Roberts? [Re: Mule Deer]  
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Originally Posted by Mule Deer
Plus, the dang thing is indeed accurate. A couple days ago I was sighting-in a Ruger American 6.5 Creedmoor for an upcoming magazine article. I just threw together some handloads, using a combination that tends to shoot well in any of them, 41.5 grains of H4350 and the 140-grain Berger Hunting VLD. After shooting a couple of shots at 25 yards to guarantee being on paper at 100, I fired a 5-shot group. The hole just kept getting darker, because all 5 went into .33"....

I'll give you $300 for it when you finish writing your article......... :-)

#12151436 - 07/17/17 Re: 6.5,243,7-08,257 Roberts? [Re: 1Longbow]  
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I have three .257Rs and two 6.5CMs. Love both chamberings. Nostalgia (and proven effectiveness) says to go with Ned Robert's baby. Cutting edge (and proven effectiveness) say to go with Dave Emery's baby. Decisions. Nothing against the .243 but, as a dyed-in-the-wool .25 cal. fan(atic), I have zero interest. And, the Bob and CM are both effective on game up to and including elk.



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#12151456 - 07/17/17 Re: 6.5,243,7-08,257 Roberts? [Re: shootinurse]  
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Originally Posted by shootinurse
I have three .257Rs and two 6.5CMs. Love both chamberings. Nostalgia (and proven effectiveness) says to go with Ned Robert's baby. Cutting edge (and proven effectiveness) say to go with Dave Emery's baby. Decisions. Nothing against the .243 but, as a dyed-in-the-wool .25 cal. fan(atic), I have zero interest. And, the Bob and CM are both effective on game up to and including elk.

Feel about the same. My only quarter bore is a .240 Wby in an HS Precision rifle with Hunter's Edge stock. It loves 100 gr. NPT's. I tried 105's, no dice. I wish it was 8 twist instead of 10 twist, but half MOA with 100 gr. Partitions is good enough.

I have the mentioned chamberings, except 7.x57, which I had but traded.

Not a bad choice in the mix.

RIght now, I'm working with heavier bullets in the CM, have 143 and 147 ELD's.

DF

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HS .240, 6500 in Talley rings, scope since replaced by VX-6 2-12x42.

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#12151517 - 07/17/17 Re: 6.5,243,7-08,257 Roberts? [Re: 1Longbow]  
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Another sweet one DF. I highly approve, and applaud!


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Originally Posted by JGRaider
Another sweet one DF. I highly approve, and applaud!

Lot more sizzle than bite... wink

Good speed goat gun. .240 reaches out there to find'em, Partition plants their nose in the dirt.

FD

#12151544 - 07/17/17 Re: 6.5,243,7-08,257 Roberts? [Re: Dirtfarmer]  
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Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer
Originally Posted by shootinurse
I have three .257Rs and two 6.5CMs. Love both chamberings. Nostalgia (and proven effectiveness) says to go with Ned Robert's baby. Cutting edge (and proven effectiveness) say to go with Dave Emery's baby. Decisions. Nothing against the .243 but, as a dyed-in-the-wool .25 cal. fan(atic), I have zero interest. And, the Bob and CM are both effective on game up to and including elk.

Feel about the same. My only quarter bore is a .240 Wby in an HS Precision rifle with Hunter's Edge stock. It loves 100 gr. NPT's. I tried 105's, no dice. I wish it was 8 twist instead of 10 twist, but half MOA with 100 gr. Partitions is good enough.

I have the mentioned chamberings, except 7.x57, which I had but traded.

Not a bad choice in the mix.

RIght now, I'm working with heavier bullets in the CM, have 143 and 147 ELD's.

DF
Thought a quarter bore was the .257" calibers. grin laugh


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#12152013 - 07/17/17 Re: 6.5,243,7-08,257 Roberts? [Re: elkhunternm]  
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Originally Posted by elkhunternm
Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer
Originally Posted by shootinurse
I have three .257Rs and two 6.5CMs. Love both chamberings. Nostalgia (and proven effectiveness) says to go with Ned Robert's baby. Cutting edge (and proven effectiveness) say to go with Dave Emery's baby. Decisions. Nothing against the .243 but, as a dyed-in-the-wool .25 cal. fan(atic), I have zero interest. And, the Bob and CM are both effective on game up to and including elk.

Feel about the same. My only quarter bore is a .240 Wby in an HS Precision rifle with Hunter's Edge stock. It loves 100 gr. NPT's. I tried 105's, no dice. I wish it was 8 twist instead of 10 twist, but half MOA with 100 gr. Partitions is good enough.

I have the mentioned chamberings, except 7.x57, which I had but traded.

Not a bad choice in the mix.

RIght now, I'm working with heavier bullets in the CM, have 143 and 147 ELD's.

DF
Thought a quarter bore was the .257" calibers. grin laugh

Whoops, what was I thinking... blush

Maybe .243 is the "new" quarter bore, after inflation and taxes... shocked

I do have a real quarter bore, a great .257R, LA 700 with Brux SS barrel. It loves gunner's H100V load, 100 gr. TTSX at 3,240 fps. And as he says, that load is a real little buzz saw... grin

Thanks for that correction... laugh

My birthday is this week, older than Ingwe... cry

Senior moment...?? wink

DF

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A .243 is as close to 1/4" as a .257.


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Originally Posted by 458 Lott
A .243 is as close to 1/4" as a .257.

Thanks, 458, for bailing me out... grin

Need all the help I can get... cool

DF

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But if we're talking about the barrel bore vs. bullet diam, you drill a barrel 0.250", then rifle it and use .257" bullets, so a .243/6mm isn't a 1/4 bore.


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#12152060 - 07/17/17 Re: 6.5,243,7-08,257 Roberts? [Re: Dirtfarmer]  
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Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer
Originally Posted by elkhunternm
Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer
Originally Posted by shootinurse
I have three .257Rs and two 6.5CMs. Love both chamberings. Nostalgia (and proven effectiveness) says to go with Ned Robert's baby. Cutting edge (and proven effectiveness) say to go with Dave Emery's baby. Decisions. Nothing against the .243 but, as a dyed-in-the-wool .25 cal. fan(atic), I have zero interest. And, the Bob and CM are both effective on game up to and including elk.

Feel about the same. My only quarter bore is a .240 Wby in an HS Precision rifle with Hunter's Edge stock. It loves 100 gr. NPT's. I tried 105's, no dice. I wish it was 8 twist instead of 10 twist, but half MOA with 100 gr. Partitions is good enough.

I have the mentioned chamberings, except 7.x57, which I had but traded.

Not a bad choice in the mix.

RIght now, I'm working with heavier bullets in the CM, have 143 and 147 ELD's.

DF
Thought a quarter bore was the .257" calibers. grin laugh

Whoops, what was I thinking... blush

Maybe .243 is the "new" quarter bore, after inflation and taxes... shocked

I do have a real quarter bore, a great .257R, LA 700 with Brux SS barrel. It loves gunner's H100V load, 100 gr. TTSX at 3,240 fps. And as he says, that load is a real little buzz saw... grin

Thanks for that correction... laugh

My birthday is this week, older than Ingwe... cry

Senior moment...?? wink

DF

I'm not a senior,but that is a great excuse DF and it'll work. wink


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#12152079 - 07/17/17 Re: 6.5,243,7-08,257 Roberts? [Re: elkhunternm]  
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Originally Posted by elkhunternm
Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer
Originally Posted by elkhunternm
Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer
Originally Posted by shootinurse
I have three .257Rs and two 6.5CMs. Love both chamberings. Nostalgia (and proven effectiveness) says to go with Ned Robert's baby. Cutting edge (and proven effectiveness) say to go with Dave Emery's baby. Decisions. Nothing against the .243 but, as a dyed-in-the-wool .25 cal. fan(atic), I have zero interest. And, the Bob and CM are both effective on game up to and including elk.

Feel about the same. My only quarter bore is a .240 Wby in an HS Precision rifle with Hunter's Edge stock. It loves 100 gr. NPT's. I tried 105's, no dice. I wish it was 8 twist instead of 10 twist, but half MOA with 100 gr. Partitions is good enough.

I have the mentioned chamberings, except 7.x57, which I had but traded.

Not a bad choice in the mix.

RIght now, I'm working with heavier bullets in the CM, have 143 and 147 ELD's.

DF
Thought a quarter bore was the .257" calibers. grin laugh

Whoops, what was I thinking... blush

Maybe .243 is the "new" quarter bore, after inflation and taxes... shocked

I do have a real quarter bore, a great .257R, LA 700 with Brux SS barrel. It loves gunner's H100V load, 100 gr. TTSX at 3,240 fps. And as he says, that load is a real little buzz saw... grin

Thanks for that correction... laugh

My birthday is this week, older than Ingwe... cry

Senior moment...?? wink

DF

I'm not a senior,but that is a great excuse DF and it'll work. wink

Best exuse I could come up with in a pinch... grin

Actively recruiting sympathy, not bashful about it... smile

DF

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Hey, both .243" and .257" bullets are .007" off .250"....


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You can have all the sympathy from me you want,DF. Cause I'm getting there myself.


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Originally Posted by Mule Deer
Hey, both .243" and .257" bullets are .007" off .250"....

Ah, little quarter bore, big quarter bore.

So, guess I was half right...

Maybe half wrong...

Oh well...

Thanks for the help, JB... grin

DF

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I will mirror what the majority has stated.

6.5 Creedmoor, then 7-08, or 7-08 then 6.5 Creedmoor.

Find a rifle he likes and have at it.

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I'm currently working up loads for both.

Bobby Hart 7mm-08 in Hunter's Edge and Shilen/700 CM in modified OEM, ADL stock plus two extra handles.

DF

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Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer
I'm currently working up loads for both.

Bobby Hart 7mm-08 in Hunter's Edge and Shilen/700 CM in modified OEM, ADL stock plus two extra handles.

DF

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DF, you have some mighty fine firearms there, and excellent taste, as well. You're a long way from Bobby's place, though. He's only an hour away from me. Almost too convenient. grin



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