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Old 08-22-2014, 01:04 PM   #1
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Default 260 remington or 6.5 creedmore

For one of my next builds I was thinking of either a 260 Remington or 6.5 Creedmore. From the research I have done both are flat shooting longer range cartridges.
What are the pros and cons of these two rounds?

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Old 08-22-2014, 02:52 PM   #2
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This is a no brainer.
If you are looking for a 'hobby' gun to shoot LONG range at paper the Creedmoor.
If you want a light, hard hitting hunting rifle the 260.
If you want a long range (300+ yds) but heavier hunting rifle I would go with the Creedmoor or a 6.5-06.

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Both seem to perform about the same as far as accuracy is concerned. The 260 has a slight ballistic edge. In the same general category, the 6.5x47 Lapua isn't bad either. GD

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Whats The Difference !......................

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The difference in 6.5 calibers is bullet weight. In any of them a 1:9.5 twist or 1:9 is best for heavier bullets. They are capable rounds.

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The 260 is the 308 Winchester necked down. The Creedmoor is slightly smaller with a sharper shoulder and longer neck. The 6.5x47 is shorter yet, sharper shouldered and features a small rifle primer pocket. The Lapua was designed aroung the 123 grain bullet while the others were designed around the 140.
For bullets in the 139 to 144 grain class, an eight inch twist is required with many of the bullets.
The easiest one to work with isprobably the 260 although the short neck is bothersome to some. I have built several "F" class rifles in this chambering and they have worked very well. I have not built ant Creedmoors but have built 6.5x55's and 6.5x47's and they have worked very well too. GD

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The 260 is the 308 Winchester necked down. The Creedmoor is slightly smaller with a sharper shoulder and longer neck. The 6.5x47 is shorter yet, sharper shouldered and features a small rifle primer pocket. The Lapua was designed aroung the 123 grain bullet while the others were designed around the 140.
For bullets in the 139 to 144 grain class, an eight inch twist is required with many of the bullets.
The easiest one to work with isprobably the 260 although the short neck is bothersome to some. I have built several "F" class rifles in this chambering and they have worked very well. I have not built ant Creedmoors but have built 6.5x55's and 6.5x47's and they have worked very well too. GD
OK I goofed, My rifles are 1:7.5 twist. Hand loading for the 6.5's are the key.
If you are hunting, you will need a heavier bullet. 120gr at 300 yards just don't have the penetration. 129gr are good out to 300 yards, 140gr are better.
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I ran across an interesting article online comparing the two calibers and to sum it the 6.5 and .260 Rem are about the same in performance.


https://demigodllc.com/articles/6.5-shootout-260-6.5x47-6.5-creedmoor/

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Close your eyes and point at one. Not much difference in the two. I would have went with the .260, but the rifle I settled on wasn't offered in the .260, so I went with the Creedmoor. I know you're building one, so that is not an issue for you. If you're hand loading for it, the .260 has a better selection of brass. If you're hand loading and wanting to feed from a magazine, the Creedmoor will feed from most magazines with the bullet seated at the lands. Both are outstanding cartridges.

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Both the 260 remington & the 6.5 creedmore are built on the .308 Win. case !.............

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