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260 vs a 6.5 Creedmore

<span style='font-family: Arial Black'>Thoughts on comparing these two calipers....I'll be using it for whitetail hunting here in PA....

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Re: 260 vs a 6.5 Creedmore

I use a .270 with 150grn power points. Knocks em straight down. Never had a deer take another step. I tried 140grn once! never again. Close shot, buller burned right through the buck. never found him or a blood trail. In closing.. for PA, Heaver is better than faster..my pinion

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Re: 260 vs a 6.5 Creedmore

I have a .260 used It on mule deer,whitetails.and caribou.Works fine.According to the gun rags the creedmore is better of course everything newer is better.I use Nosler 120 BT or 129 Hornady.Glad I never used any of the dreaded 140s don't want to burn thru a deer
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Re: 260 vs a 6.5 Creedmore

There's not enough difference to matter. The Creedmoor may have a "better" case design in theory but they are ballistic twins otherwise.

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Re: 260 vs a 6.5 Creedmore

same thoughts as woodchuckhunter, ballistically nearly identical, supposed better case design with the 6.5. if you can find a deer that knows the difference betwen a 260 and a 6.5 let me know. off the subject my 8 year old shot 2 deer with my 25-06 with a 100 grain tsx and i was very happy with the results. totally jellied the insides of both deer. 1 went 6 feet and the other about 60 yards, neither were great shots.
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Re: 260 vs a 6.5 Creedmore

You know your stuff!! Yes they are 1 in the same. Case difference in neck and tapper of case body is the difference. Cmoor is smaller then .260 I mean shorter but the taper makes them about the same. If you were to fill both with water they'ed hold the same even thow the Cmoor is a shorter case. Cmoor trim lth. 1.910 .260 is 2.025. They are one in the same I guess....later
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Re: 260 vs a 6.5 Creedmore

for a long range target rifle go the creedmoor. for hunting a toss-up. on a sidebar, the 6.5/.264 bullet size has never gone over big in usa. i wonder why?
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Re: 260 vs a 6.5 Creedmore

Your right too. Now the bullets are there. Me the guy that use'es the ol stand by's .222,220,.270 is in the middle of a Cmoor build. I never liked any cartridge that had a mm on it. Just didn't seem American enough. In early 2000 like 2005 I think I went total nuts and bought a .300RUM. Not like me to do. Always thought I'ed get a .300win. Did another off the wall thing and got hooked on the Cmoor. The more I researched it the more I liked it. I'm on another forum that is all .264 cartridge's and the huntin is what I mostly read about and the new and improved .264 bullets do do a job. The reloadin posts are good too. My Cmoor is runnin a 26' barrel if I ever get it from smith I'll crony it and see what it's doin. I'll play with the loads some to get it shootin for sure. Again why the lack luster .264 intrest is funny. That .264 Mags. smoke a bullet and never went good is beyond me. Lot's of guy's out west shoot .264's I've noticed...later
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Re: 260 vs a 6.5 Creedmore

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for a long range target rifle go the creedmoor. for hunting a toss-up. on a sidebar, the 6.5/.264 bullet size has never gone over big in usa. i wonder why?
The 6.5s have never gone over big in the USA because of the 270 guys. Everyone wants the gun that they can go to Kmart and buy shells for regardless of performance. I mean the 280 out performs the 270 all the way around and it has much better bullet options with the 7mm yet it never caught on...Because the Kmart crew cant get shells for it.

I had a 30-06 before I bought my 260 and with hand loads I can get my 260 to way out perform the 06 on whitetails...in fact every deer I shot with that 06 ran at least 40 yards...they dont take a step with the 260. So much for the bigger is better crowds.
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Re: 260 vs a 6.5 Creedmore

You might be right BUT, I'ed think the .257R and 25.06 is what is wrong. If I remember the .280 was developed for auto rifles. I'm open minded to other cartridges but the .270 has hung in since what 1925 or so. I've learned over the years don't compare the .270 to anything. The .270 stands alone. The .270 is as American as Apple Pie, Let it go....later
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