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6.5 CREEDMOOR vs 308
« on: March 24, 2018, 11:59:55 PM »
 

JET0316

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New to this and just curious what others new using and why?
 

Re: 6.5 CREEDMOOR vs 308
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2018, 08:15:26 PM »
 

gconnoyer

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I use a 308 because I am hard headed and like to do things the hard way. I also shoot a TON and dont have an unlimited budget for barrels so I figure that into account.
Also, I'm not competing professionally or even am really good enough to finish near the top every match so I'm just having fun with it and learning at this point.

BUT

The 6.5 is ballistically superior in damn near every way other than barrel life.
 

Re: 6.5 CREEDMOOR vs 308
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2018, 08:00:28 PM »
 

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I use a 308 because I am hard headed and like to do things the hard way. I also shoot a TON and dont have an unlimited budget for barrels so I figure that into account.
Also, I'm not competing professionally or even am really good enough to finish near the top every match so I'm just having fun with it and learning at this point.

BUT

The 6.5 is ballistically superior in damn near every way other than barrel life.
Lmao

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Re: 6.5 CREEDMOOR vs 308
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2018, 11:18:47 PM »
 

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I shoot both. 

I like the .308 for a few reasons...it was the round that I used when I first started deer hunting and dad always used it also.  When you look up to somebody like that it tends to help you develop a bias.

The second reason is that there is a ton of information out there on the .308 Win.  There is virtually nothing undiscovered about that cartridge so it helped as a learning tool, to see how others have "done" things, how it worked out and what doesn't work.

The 6.5 is a fun cartridge that has great potential and is one of those rounds to shoot when you need a "feel good" session.  Haha, it easily makes you feel like you know what your doing.  It is a pleasure to shoot with it's mild recoil and distance ability.

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Re: 6.5 CREEDMOOR vs 308
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2018, 06:46:10 PM »
 

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308, Lapua brass, 185gr Berger OTM/Juggernaut, Federal Gold Metal LR primer, 44.6gr Varget that shoots .140" @100yds Velocity was 2780fps

6.5 Creedmoor, Starline brass(wanted to see if it was any good), 150gr Sierra Matchking, CCI LR primer, 47gr Reloder 19 that shoots .110" @100yds. Velocity was 2925fps.

These ballistics charts should let you know why. The 308 is still good, but you won't beat someone pushing the limits of the 6.5 Creedmoor. I was against it for years. Picked one up this year around May for shop testing on our brakes. When I started loading it, I sold all my 308s except for my Palma rifles.

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