Anyone hunt with the 6.5 Creedmoore?

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Anyone hunt with the 6.5 Creedmoore?

Post by SALTBRANCH2 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:46 pm

I have drank the kool aid and now own 2 of them. This will be my first year to deer hunt with them. Low recoil and pretty darn flat shooting. My longest kill so far was hog at about 360 yards, head shot, DRT.

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Re: Anyone hunt with the 6.5 Creedmoore?

Post by Bright Raven » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:29 pm

No. But I have the 6.5 X 284 Winchester. I shoot it using Lapua Brass. All the 6.5 X 284 cartridges (and there are a few) have innate accuracy.
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Post by jltrent » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:32 pm

I have an AR-10 .308 I thought about getting a 6.5 Creedmoore upper for. I like the .308 pretty good and have yet to get it. The 6.5 Creedmoore is suppose to be a little more accurate that the .308.

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Re: Anyone hunt with the 6.5 Creedmoore?

Post by Caustic Burno » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:13 pm

SALTBRANCH2 wrote:I have drank the kool aid and now own 2 of them. This will be my first year to deer hunt with them. Low recoil and pretty darn flat shooting. My longest kill so far was hog at about 360 yards, head shot, DRT.


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Post by True Grit Farms » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:42 pm

Just another sales pitch from the gun and ammo companies to boost sales. A 308 will do anything a 6.5 Creedmoor will do better. For some reason 30 cal is the perfect match for small arms.
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Post by Brute 23 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:42 pm

My buddy has two ARs set up with thermals. One is in 6.5 and one in 6.8. Cant tell the difference. They both do a good job of getting it done.
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Post by Dave » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:54 pm

I still wonder how they managed to kill deer when all they had was a 30-30.

I heard some horror stories of blood shot meat from a 6.5. Not that I have witnessed, just stories I have heard.

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Re: Anyone hunt with the 6.5 Creedmoore?

Post by sim.-ang.king » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:17 pm

Dave wrote:I still wonder how they managed to kill deer when all they had was a 30-30.

I heard some horror stories of blood shot meat from a 6.5. Not that I have witnessed, just stories I have heard.


There are some out there that plink deer with a 22lr.

First it was the 30-06
Then it was the 308
Then the 300 blackout
Now it's the 6.5
I wonder what they will hype next as the "hot" "new" "killin machine"?
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Re: Anyone hunt with the 6.5 Creedmoore?

Post by Caustic Burno » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:17 pm

Dave wrote:I still wonder how they managed to kill deer when all they had was a 30-30.

I heard some horror stories of blood shot meat from a 6.5. Not that I have witnessed, just stories I have heard.


Hard to beat the old 30-30.
I still hunt with the parent cartridge 32-40.

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Re: Anyone hunt with the 6.5 Creedmoore?

Post by True Grit Farms » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:29 pm

sim.-ang.king wrote:
Dave wrote:I still wonder how they managed to kill deer when all they had was a 30-30.

I heard some horror stories of blood shot meat from a 6.5. Not that I have witnessed, just stories I have heard.


There are some out there that plink deer with a 22lr.

First it was the 30-06
Then it was the 308
Then the 300 blackout
Now it's the 6.5
I wonder what they will hype next as the "hot" "new" "killin machine"?

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Re: Anyone hunt with the 6.5 Creedmoore?

Post by kenny thomas » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:30 pm

sim.-ang.king wrote:
Dave wrote:I still wonder how they managed to kill deer when all they had was a 30-30.

I heard some horror stories of blood shot meat from a 6.5. Not that I have witnessed, just stories I have heard.


There are some out there that plink deer with a 22lr.

First it was the 30-06
Then it was the 308
Then the 300 blackout
Now it's the 6.5
I wonder what they will hype next as the "hot" "new" "killin machine"?

Surely not! Lol
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Re: Anyone hunt with the 6.5 Creedmoore?

Post by SALTBRANCH2 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:47 pm

30-30's are just about the best all around and my overall favorite , especially after the Hornady leverlution came out. I have several and bought both my boys 1 each. I have 30-06, 300 Win Mag and 300 Weatherby mags, all great shooters. The 6.5 is my new toy to play with. Some cool vids on YouTube showing some impressive long range shots at paper/steel targets.

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Post by jltrent » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:01 pm

SALTBRANCH2 wrote:30-30's are just about the best all around and my overall favorite , especially after the Hornady leverlution came out. I have several and bought both my boys 1 each. I have 30-06, 300 Win Mag and 300 Weatherby mags, all great shooters. The 6.5 is my new toy to play with. Some cool vids on YouTube showing some impressive long range shots at paper/steel targets.
I bought a couple boxes of the Hornady LEVERevolution 30-30 Ammunition and tried it in my Win 30-30. It didn't seem very far behind my 06 all around.

Look at the reviews...................

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/10017 ... -box-of-20

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Post by True Grit Farms » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:42 pm

jltrent wrote:
SALTBRANCH2 wrote:30-30's are just about the best all around and my overall favorite , especially after the Hornady leverlution came out. I have several and bought both my boys 1 each. I have 30-06, 300 Win Mag and 300 Weatherby mags, all great shooters. The 6.5 is my new toy to play with. Some cool vids on YouTube showing some impressive long range shots at paper/steel targets.
I bought a couple boxes of the Hornady LEVERevolution 30-30 Ammunition and tried it in my Win 30-30. It didn't seem very far behind my 06 all around.

Look at the reviews...................

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/10017 ... -box-of-20

Open sites and me don't get along anymore. I need a scope, and a scope on a 30-30 defeats the purpose of carrying one.
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