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Old 11-14-2018, 08:02 PM
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I know that the "Creed" is all the rage right now, but if you had the opportunity to buy a 6mm Creedmoor or a 6.5mm Creedmoor, in the same rifle platform (Ruger Precision Rifle), which would you get, and why?

For background on me, I used to compete in long range matches, but haven't fired a shot in competition in over a decade.

I have just about quit hunting.

So why do I want one? I don't know. Is "just a-cause" enough of a reason?
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Old 11-14-2018, 08:55 PM
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6mm.

But me personally I'd get a 6 Dasher. More shooter friendly.
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Old 11-14-2018, 09:48 PM
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The 6/6.5 Creedmoor is basically a "improved" version of the 243 Win or 260 Rem. It can be argued the Creedmoor is the "better" case design.

As to which one you should pick, the 6 or 6.5 Creed, there is pros and cons to both. I think if you ever plan to hunt with it, the 6.5 is the better choice, but, if you are looking for strictly a target rifle, I'd lean toward the 6mm Creed with a fast enough twist so I could shoot the heavy for caliber, 105-108gr, bullets.
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Old 11-15-2018, 06:00 AM
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Thanks for the comments so far.

As far as going to a Dasher... not in the cards.

A local gun shop has two Ruger Precision Rifles, one chambered in 6 Creedmoor, the other in 6.5 Creedmoor. Both priced the same.

I'm still very much in the tossing the thought around stage, but if I do decide to buy, it will be one of these two rifles.
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Old 11-15-2018, 07:11 AM
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From everything I have read there is very little difference between the two. 6.5 Creedmoor is the current darling, but the smallest group ever shot at 1000 yards is still the 6mm bullet loaded in the Dasher cartridge. If you plan on reloading, the 6.5 might be my pick as components are more readily available at the moment. But again all that can change.
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Old 11-15-2018, 07:27 AM
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I have both, the 6mm is preferred by the folks shooting non-known distance events as its a fair bit flatter, excellent factory ammunition available for both, tons of bullets for reloading available for both. 1-8 twist Brux on the 6.5 and 1-7.5 twist Brux on the 6. Hornady Match ammo for both will consistently shoot .5 Moa. Pay your money, take your choice.

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Old 11-15-2018, 08:02 AM
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Thanks for the comments so far.
As far as going to a Dasher... not in the cards.
Hey I couldnít resist.

Plus if itís 6 Creed, you could hand load for a lower velocity node and go easy on your barrel and shoulder. Or tune it up to hammer out the long high BC 6mm bullets.

David
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Old 11-15-2018, 08:42 AM
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To the Op...have you heard about the 131 gn 25 cal blackjack round thats just peeked out of the weeds lately?...A gunsmith I use recently bought some reamers to refinish 6mm builds into this new wunder bullit. G1 bc of somwhere in the .67's..G7 bc of .330

https://blackjackbullets.com/product...v=7516fd43adaa
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Old 11-15-2018, 02:38 PM
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To the Op...have you heard about the 131 gn 25 cal blackjack round thats just peeked out of the weeds lately?...
Nope.

Doesn't matter much though.

As mentioned above, this is one of those ideas floating around in my head, *only* because one of my favorite local gun shops has a pair of Ruger Precision Rifles on the rack. The choice is only between the two chamberings mentioned above.

I'm not convinced that I need *anything* new, but I'm quite sure that if I do pick up something, it won't be a custom, with a wildcat chamber. I went through that stage already, not going back.
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Cold Bore, why choose? Just buy both and give us a review on each caliber.
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Old 11-15-2018, 07:34 PM
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Just picked up the 6 Creed for $799... That was enough to sway my similar decision
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Old 11-16-2018, 08:15 AM
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Just buy both and give us a review on each caliber.
Ya know, there was a time when that's probably what would've happened!
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Old 11-20-2018, 08:23 AM
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And the urge has passed.

I have been slowly but surely reducing my inventory, this was a step in the wrong direction.

It was almost an impulse buy, but after thinking about it for a few days, I realized I'd never shoot it, so they are still on the rack waiting for somebody else.
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