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6.5 Creedmoor is nothing but a glorified 260 Remington. A lot of hype IMO. For elk in a 6.5 bore I would choose either a 264 Win. Mag. or better yet a 6.5/300 Weatherby Mag. Those two are for sure elk cartridges.
When 6.5 guys choose to denigrate the Creedmoor they forget that it is a fact the vast majority of shooters are not reloaders. The 6.5 Creedmoor gives the factory ammo purchaser outstanding options at reasonable prices.
None of the other 6.5's do that. Of course the Creedmoor is the success.

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You 6.5 guys should just be thanking the Creedmoor for making your bore diameter relevant. The components have gotten a whole lot better because if it.
The 6.5X55 not relevant!! Wow, I know the Creedmoor has been waaaaay over-hyped and that is fact. To call the old Swede irrelevant is ridiculous. It is and always will be a magnificent caliber. Us old coots just did not have social media to broadcast nonsense in nanoseconds. Plenty of people know the merits of the Swede. Components have steadily improved across all platforms and the latest greatest had nothing to do with it.
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Don’t worry.

Give it a couple years and something else will be the new shiny thing.

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Hoping that this will be a good luck charm in being drawn & finally allowing me a chance at a PA Elk with my lil unpowered 6.5 Swede!!! lol


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Hoping that this will be a good luck charm in being drawn & finally allowing me a chance at a PA Elk with my lil unpowered 6.5 Swede!!! lol

Remember the creedmore is still better...... if ya bought one that is.
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Wait until the 6.5 PCR (Precision Rifle Cartridge) gets real popular, the under power 6.5 CM and 6.5 x 55 will fade in the blue yonder.
The next new thing is here and already there is a 300 PRC to go with the 6.5 PRC.
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A lot of people like the 6.5 Swede. They like to use their Walkers or their Canes to rest their Swedes for a steady shot. The only trouble for them is a lot of Retirement homes now don't let them keep their guns. Us younger guys tend to like the Creedmoor better.

Who you callin old?? Been reloading 6.5 Swede for awhile but still young at heart. Of course, mine is a military rifle so not hitting the numbers I'm seeing here.

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I did see the 7.5 Creedmoor was comin’ out.

Imagine the potential there. I have a rifle in it for my daughter already. Should be awesome!
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Don’t worry.

Give it a couple years and something else will be the new shiny thing.


That's why I advised my buddy not to get one. He doesn't reload and says "The Creedmore is all over. Can get a box wherever I go." Yep, for now. Not saying it's going away or anything like that, but who knows in 10 years? There were a lot of WSM, WSSM, RUM etc available at Walmart before too. He's a guy that buys a box when he needs it.

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Yep. I have a slew of chamberings, including two WSM’s, that are not super easy to buy on a whim.

But I also have a press and a good stock of components for everything I use.

I just got my daughter a rifle and I got her a 308.

When her old man isn’t running a press for her anymore, she will have a pile of factory options at her disposal.
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