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My stepson killed his first deer with a CZ chambered in 6.5 Grendel and 120 grain SST. At moderate ranges I don’t see it giving up anything to a 6.5CM, 6.5 Swede ect. With the 24” barrel on the CZ it’s easy on the ears and obviously very little recoil.

For most of the well inside of 100 yards hunting that we do up here around cedar swamps it works about as well as anything. Great little dear cartridge IMO.

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Originally Posted by TheLastLemming76
My stepson killed his first deer with a CZ chambered in 6.5 Grendel and 120 grain SST. At moderate ranges I don’t see it giving up anything to a 6.5CM, 6.5 Swede ect. With the 24” barrel on the CZ it’s easy on the ears and obviously very little recoil.

For most of the well inside of 100 yards hunting that we do up here around cedar swamps it works about as well as anything.

I’ve seen a cow elk dropped in it’s tracks on public land at 250ish with a Howa Grendel, 123 SST. SHE didn’t shoot it running, up the poop hole, or in the shoulder socket though.

Wanted a recovered bullet, but alas, the elk couldn’t catch it.


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I shoot my 6.5 Creedmoor while wearing shorts and crocs.

Suck it.


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Originally Posted by mathman
My beef is with irrational thinking on both sides of the question.
What's weird are the guys that think folks like it because of "hype", or think that folks that like it must be ignorant of other substitute rounds, or think folks that like it think it's a better cartridge than everything for everything, or think folks that like it think it's a long range super magnum hammer bazooka.... All in their heads. Weird. I like it and couldn't give a fuuck less what someone else chooses to like, at least not enough to rant about it.


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Originally Posted by NVhntr
I shoot my 6.5 Creedmoor while wearing shorts and crocs.

Suck it.

That’s how I kill turkeys with a bow.


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Originally Posted by granitestate1
When I bought most of my lapua brass for my 6.5X55 it was $69.99 per 100 and free shipping, and that was not that long ago maybe 5 years plus. I also have some pretty neat wildcats based on that case IE: 6X55 and also a 22X55 which are stellar. Just an FYI the 6.5 Creedmoor is based of of the Thompson Centre 30 cal called the 30 TC. It looks identical to a 308 that is why it never took off just like the 6.5 CM looks just like a 260 Remington only the Creedmoor had a catchy name and better marketing.


Interesting.........I bet that 30TC is hard to find.....hornady is the only factory source I believe.....

Correct me if I'm wrong


The TC Icon and the hornady 30 TC were a thing back about 20 yrs. Did any other rifle manufacturer dabble in the 30TC?

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Screw that! Go buy one and enjoy it. I wanted one and I bought one. You can never own too many rifles. I personally don’t give 2 schitzz what people think about what guns I own.
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Shoot what ya like.

I find myself grabbing the .243W, .223 and .22mag more and more these days.


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Why is it the 6.5CM as opposed to 6.5C since Creedmoor is one word?

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Well, what is the difference in the 6.5 Creedmore and the 260 Remington? Both can be short action guns. Both are basically the same diameter. Why make the 6.5 when we already had the 260 Remington and the 6.5 Swede?

https://www.chuckhawks.com/case_capacity_matters.html#:~:text=Therefore%2C%20it%20should%20be%20no%20surprise%20that%20the,Sako%2C%20etc.%29%20and%20loaded%20to%20the%20same%20MAP.

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Originally Posted by TheLastLemming76
Originally Posted by granitestate1
When I bought most of my lapua brass for my 6.5X55 it was $69.99 per 100 and free shipping, and that was not that long ago maybe 5 years plus. I also have some pretty neat wildcats based on that case IE: 6X55 and also a 22X55 which are stellar. Just an FYI the 6.5 Creedmoor is based of of the Thompson Centre 30 cal called the 30 TC. It looks identical to a 308 that is why it never took off just like the 6.5 CM looks just like a 260 Remington only the Creedmoor had a catchy name and better marketing.
The 260 Remington is a great cartridge especially for hunting. It had nothing to do with a name or marketing. Remington shot themselves in the foot with slow twist barrels that couldn’t take advantage of the long heavy for caliber bullets. That and being a longer case with more body taper longer bullets didn’t fit mag boxes with those longer bullets without seating it further into the case and limiting powder capacity. The 260 Remington also has a shorter neck that doesn’t play as well seating long bullets. Remington is solely to blame for the 260 Remington not taking off.


Marketing, marketing, marketing.

Remington adopted a light recoiling round that propelled a decently
aerodynamic (by traditional hunting standards) bullet.
It was fast enough, it was heavy enough (the high BC bullets now aren't much heavier)

And gun writers immediately attacked it.
"Not twisted for long bullets, 140s are where its at, cant fit long bullets.....
Meanwhile, the 243......


Then everyone became a sniper.

The CM came along, touted as a long range round.
Designed to be accurate and propel high BC bullets.

Trend + product + marketing= success.

The majority of the users hunting with it would do just as well with a 260,
7-08, several 25s, or 308 if they didnt mind a bit more recoil.

Hell, a bunch wouldn't notice if the bullets were swapped for round noses.
They might talk across a beer can about how great it is at long range,
But they aren't putting bullets on game at over 150 yards.

Sure, some are. They could do it with a dozen other rounds too.


Don't have one, don't want one.

Have a Swede, like it.
If I get a chance like I did on the Swede, (rifle, dies, brass for what was a good price on the gun) I'd buy a Creed. And use it. As a hunter, it would
likely do what most others do.

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Haters gonna hate....6.5 Creedmoor ALL DAY LONG!!!!

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Not exactly. The creedmoor and .260 are ballistic equals. The Creedmoor is a little shorter and will allow longer bullets seated closer to the lands without invading the powder column. Both can be used effectively in a short action. The Creedmoor has a little advantage in being able to get accurate factory ammo.
As always it’s up to the individual to choose what he wants.
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Oh man. Someone took the old Swede meme that has been around for years and changed it by adding CM to it.
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Originally Posted by rainshot
Not exactly. The creedmoor and .260 are ballistic equals. The Creedmoor is a little shorter and will allow longer bullets seated closer to the lands without invading the powder column. Both can be used effectively in a short action. The Creedmoor has a little advantage in being able to get accurate factory ammo.
As always it’s up to the individual to choose what he wants.
Cheers.

That's not the reason for the shorter Creedmoor case. It is shorter so the ogives of long nosed vld type bullets stay forward of the case mouth when the overall length of the cartridge fits a 2.8" short action magazine.


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Originally Posted by highpockets1
What's up with all the ridiculing and making fun of this cartridge and owners. I was considering purchasing one but I would have to keep it a secret so I wouldn't be laughed off the shooting range.

First things first. Who gives a ffuck what others think ?


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