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6mm CM or 6.5 CM? #14352781 12/08/19
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I am looking at getting one of those or a 260. A rifle just for long range steel or target shooting out to 100yards.

I just ordered a SWFA 10x MIL and it will go on a Savage tactical or Tikka CTR. I just can’t decide on the chambering.


Thoughts and advice, thanks

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Re: 6mm CM or 6.5 CM? [Re: viking] #14352867 12/08/19
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Originally Posted by viking
I am looking at getting one of those or a 260. A rifle just for long range steel or target shooting out to 100yards.

I just ordered a SWFA 10x MIL and it will go on a Savage tactical or Tikka CTR. I just can’t decide on the chambering.


Thoughts and advice, thanks


Out to "100 yards", id just get a 22..


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I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.

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Re: 6mm CM or 6.5 CM? [Re: viking] #14352881 12/08/19
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Buy the Tikka CTR. You will be damn happy with it. I have 2 chambered in 6.5 CM. They both shoot lights out. The first one I bought, shoots exceptionally well. I'll ring a 2" diameter steel plate, set at 400 yards, with my CTR. No problems whatsoever...


Originally Posted by raybass
I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.

Originally Posted by Pharmseller
You want to see an animal drop right now? Shoot him in the ear hole.
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Re: 6mm CM or 6.5 CM? [Re: viking] #14352974 12/08/19
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Dam, I meant 1000 yards.

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6.5......

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Dedicated steel only rifle...6 CM. But definitely couldn’t suffer a Savage.

Tikka CTR 6.5 CM wins the race here for me for that fact and they just flat shoot.

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Originally Posted by joshf303
Dedicated steel only rifle...6 CM. But definitely couldn’t suffer a Savage.

Tikka CTR 6.5 CM wins the race here for me for that fact and they just flat shoot.


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Originally Posted by joshf303
Tikka CTR 6.5 CM wins the race here for me...and they just flat shoot.

This.

Re: 6mm CM or 6.5 CM? [Re: viking] #14353157 12/08/19
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The CTR I found is chambered in 260. The price is 150-200 dollars less than a Creed, 875

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Originally Posted by viking
The CTR I found is chambered in 260. The price is 150-200 dollars less than a Creed, 875


Comes down to if you handload or going to rely on factory ammo....

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I have both... for banging steel and not necessarily shooting really small groups I’d go with a 6.5cm CTR 24in. Mine shoots the Hornady American Gunner out to 1000 on a 18in plate with no problems.

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Originally Posted by viking
I am looking at getting one of those or a 260. A rifle just for long range steel or target shooting out to 100yards.

I just ordered a SWFA 10x MIL and it will go on a Savage tactical or Tikka CTR. I just can’t decide on the chambering.


Thoughts and advice, thanks


Honestly Viking, I'm not going to bad mouth savage because they make damn accurate rifles. I have a lot of respect for them. I've had my azz handed to me in competition by guys shooting savage rifles. They are nothing to sneeze at or underestimate. As for your question, I'd look for a 6.5 creedmoor, if the 260 you are looking at is "875", you can buy a 24" CTR for around $900.00 and cheaper if you look hard enough. LIke I said earlier, I have 2. I bougth one brand new for $900.00 and the other at a steal for $675.00. I couldn't pass it up at that price, however it needed a little work to get it in the same league as my first one. The recoil lug was loose and it needed some glass bedding, so it was more of a time and attention to detail thing rather than throwing money at it thing, since I do all my own work, it was easy and well worth what I paid for it. Like I said, it doesn't shoot as good as my #1 CTR, but here's how it shot the last time out:
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My CTR #1 will shoot perfect scores all day long:
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I would opt for the 6.5 cm and not even think about the 260. You'll have a better opportunity to find better factory ammunition for the creed vs. the 260 and the creed was made to shoot. Its whole intent and purpose, from its designers, was for long range competition. All of my creedmoors shoot awesome at 100 yards. Easily sub moa 10 shot groups. I've entered all of them in the moa all day long challenge here, and they have all demonstrated sub moa in rifles ranging from my ar10 to the tikka CTR, A cheap azzed savage 12fv, and my Tikka superlite, oh yeah and even my SAKO A7 longrange 6.5 cm. They all shoot lights out:
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But what I was getting at is, what is even more impressive than the 100 yard targets, is the longrange targets shot with the cm. and all this can be done with off the shelf factory ammo. There's a huge selection of good match grade ammo out there for the 6.5 cm right now. I'd be taking advantage of that if I were you...


Originally Posted by raybass
I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.

Originally Posted by Pharmseller
You want to see an animal drop right now? Shoot him in the ear hole.
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Re: 6mm CM or 6.5 CM? [Re: viking] #14354002 12/09/19
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I have a CTR in 260 and it is a true 1/2 MOA gun out of the box, and that is with factory ammo (Horn match)


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I have a shotgun so I have no need for a 30-06.....
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The CTR is an absolute peach.... I’ve been singing their praises since they hit the market. I prefer the 20” version in both .260 and Creed.... but that’s because I primarily shoot them suppressed.

On .260 vs. Creed.... if you handload, there isn’t a lick of difference.... period. In fact, I’m partial to the .260, due the ability to simply neck down .308 or 7/08 brass.

All that being said... if Tikka offered a 6mm Creed (Or a 1-8” .243) in a 20” CTR... I’d be the first guy in line to buy one.


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Dog, I bought the 20" 6.5CM (from josh here on the 'fire) largely because it was a heavy barreled Tikka, but your input had a lot to do with it as well. You were spot on in your assessment too....it really is a peach, and I can't wait to get my suppressor out of jail. I'm sure I'll appreciate it even more after that.


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Originally Posted by JGRaider
Dog, I bought the 20" 6.5CM (from josh here on the 'fire) largely because it was a heavy barreled Tikka, but your input had a lot to do with it as well. You were spot on in your assessment too....it really is a peach, and I can't wait to get my suppressor out of jail. I'm sure I'll appreciate it even more after that.


Might as well get that paperwork rolling on the next ones....grin..

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That’s funny Johnny.... a buddy of mine has a .260 CTR that belonged to josh... it shoots 143s into itty bitty groups. Josh and I have swapped a few rifles over the years... I’ve never had a bad one go either direction.


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Originally Posted by Dogshooter
The CTR is an absolute peach.... I’ve been singing their praises since they hit the market. I prefer the 20” version in both .260 and Creed.... but that’s because I primarily shoot them suppressed.

On .260 vs. Creed.... if you handload, there isn’t a lick of difference.... period. In fact, I’m partial to the .260, due the ability to simply neck down .308 or 7/08 brass.

All that being said... if Tikka offered a 6mm Creed (Or a 1-8” .243) in a 20” CTR... I’d be the first guy in line to buy one.


Concur....I took my CTR in 6.5, chopped it at 21” and threaded it. It’s an absolute knot maker with factory 143eldx fodder.

I did flip the stock to a custom grayboe handle in subalpine just because. Nothing wrong with the factory stock. The grayboe gave me a little deeper grab on the pistol grip - the factory stock was a smidge shallow for my paw. 😎


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Originally Posted by Dogshooter
In fact, I’m partial to the .260, due the ability to simply neck down .308 or 7/08 brass.


That works for the Creedmoor too. In fact, that's where all of my first Creedmoor brass came from - mostly old LC and TW 7.62/308 brass. Winchester brass was the only one that wouldn't form properly for me, too thin so the shoulders buckled.

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Originally Posted by Beaver10
Originally Posted by Dogshooter
The CTR is an absolute peach.... I’ve been singing their praises since they hit the market. I prefer the 20” version in both .260 and Creed.... but that’s because I primarily shoot them suppressed.

On .260 vs. Creed.... if you handload, there isn’t a lick of difference.... period. In fact, I’m partial to the .260, due the ability to simply neck down .308 or 7/08 brass.

All that being said... if Tikka offered a 6mm Creed (Or a 1-8” .243) in a 20” CTR... I’d be the first guy in line to buy one.


Concur....I took my CTR in 6.5, chopped it at 21” and threaded it. It’s an absolute knot maker with factory 143eldx fodder.

I did flip the stock to a custom grayboe handle in subalpine just because. Nothing wrong with the factory stock. The grayboe gave me a little deeper grab on the pistol grip, the factory stock was a smidge shallow for my paw. 😎



Beav, post a pic of that rig if you don't mind.


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