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Old 08-03-2020, 06:22 PM   #51
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Get both. If you can't, get the .308. It's more versatile.
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Old 08-03-2020, 07:16 PM   #52
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I officially have both. I know the ballistics of the two, but still would like to keep both because I like the easy recoil of the 6.5, but the idea of having a long range 30 caliber round with a broad assortment of loads. I know both will do anything I need it to do with Texas game, but I would be more confident with the 308 going for anything bigger than deer.
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Old 08-03-2020, 07:26 PM   #53
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I have both but prefer my 308’s... can find factory loads from 130-180gr. I know the 6.5 shines at distance...... but I’d be willing to wager the strong majority of us will never shoot at anything alive further than 300 yards
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Old 08-03-2020, 08:59 PM   #54
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I have both but prefer my 308ís... can find factory loads from 130-180gr. I know the 6.5 shines at distance...... but Iíd be willing to wager the strong majority of us will never shoot at anything alive further than 300 yards
The last 4 deer Iíve shot the closest has been 318 yards. The furthest was 598. Only one took a step, and it was the 598. It made it about 10 steps. The other were between 318-404, and all 3 fell where they stood. All of them shot with a 6mm. Two a 6x47 Lapua and the other two 6 Creed. Iíd feel plenty confident with either the 6.5 Creed or 308 within 500, but I wouldnít have much faith in the 308 past. I like energy, but Iíll take speed over energy if theyíre similar enough. Without that speed the projectile will pencil right through without expansion. As you mentioned thatís not an issue for either 6.5 or 308 at typical hunting distances though. Most hunters wonít ever see a difference in the two, but they may feel a bit of difference at the shoulder.
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Old 08-03-2020, 10:23 PM   #55
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The 308 is gone....went to a new adult hunter that will be hunting deer and elk. Figured he could use the universal caliber more than me. Will be fun to take him out and I reserved the right to get it back if hunting doesn’t work out for him.

Time to take the Creed out for some fun this weekend.
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Old 08-03-2020, 10:26 PM   #56
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Thanks for all the help guys! I was really thinking of keeping both but it worked out better in the end. I have a range here out to 1K so this will be more for fun and antelope hunting than anything else. Daughter has been eyeballing the new rifle too
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Old 08-04-2020, 12:12 AM   #57
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The 6.5 Creedmore is the
man-bun caliber.
Fixed it...😆

And my 308 keeps killiní...
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Old 08-04-2020, 10:03 AM   #58
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Back to the OP, .308 vs. 6.5CM, unless this is in a AR platform, since both of those calibers are offered in AR, I would also consider .270 and 7mm Mag also.
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Old 08-04-2020, 10:41 AM   #59
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I have both. The 6.5 shooting a Hornady Precision Hunter round in 143 grn. is impressive!! The knock down power in that round is awesome! Deer and Hogs.
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Old 08-04-2020, 11:37 AM   #60
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Fixed it...



And my 308 keeps killiní...


Judging by that pic Iíd say so.


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Old 08-04-2020, 12:06 PM   #61
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I like to be different. Much different. That's why I came up with a .338WSM Loudenboomer many years ago long before there were even SAMI specs out on the 338/300 WSM. RCBS made me the one off custom dies and a custom chamber reamer by Clymer. I'm not sure if these were what was used to transfer to SAMI spec but the dimensions are the same. All I know is I was there first.
The 338WSM is near identical to Lazzeroni Galaxy round and I used Lazzeroni load data for my loading.
Max primer flattening loads with 200gr Accubonds chrono 3240 avg.
I slow that down to 2950 for my hunting loads. I mostly load with Barnes TTSX bullets and the accuracy is sub .5 moa.
I start with 300 WSM cases and run the expander ball thru the neck in my RCBS Magnum press and go from there. Win 760 and H414, with GMM magnum primers.
Recoil ain't bad on the Browning A-bolt but it sure ain't no girly boy gun. Oh and there's a reason for my screen name
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Old 08-04-2020, 02:49 PM   #62
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They're both fine and will kill whatever you double-lung shot with them. I do wonder if the .308 will be an also-ran like the 30-30 or 30-06 in ten years
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Old 08-04-2020, 04:40 PM   #63
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They're both fine and will kill whatever you double-lung shot with them. I do wonder if the .308 will be an also-ran like the 30-30 or 30-06 in ten years
I do not. 30-30 is a good lever cowboy gun but nothing to write home about on ballistics. 30/06 a great round but i think you get the same plus a little out of the .308, which i like better for ballistics. But yea, as many AR10's out there in 308, military contracts etc, i don't see it going anywhere any time soon or 10 years. That said i absolutely see them marketing the hell out of another "new" round like they did with the 6.5 CM , which they hit a home run with. Example, the 6mm aka .243. People act like the 6.5 CM is some miracle gun, and don't get me wrong, it's a great round for distance, but is it reallllllly that different than a traditional .270.....? Especially inside 500 yards...?
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