6.5 creedmore vs. 25-06 vs. 260. Rem.


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Old 10-27-2013, 11:10 PM   #1
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Default 6.5 creedmore vs. 25-06 vs. 260. Rem.

Im looking for a new long range coyote rifle. I have a few rifles picked out depending on the caliber. I cant decide between the 260 remington, the 6.5 creedmore, and the 25-06. Ill be exclusively hunting coyotes at most any ranges within 500 yards, and I may be doing some target shooting farther than that. I dont need a fur friendly cartridge so that isnt a problem. Recoil also wont be a problem and I think factory ammo cost is pretty similar between the three. I dont have any experience with the three so any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 10-27-2013, 11:17 PM   #2
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25-06 may be your most available.



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I have all three calibers,and like all of them. It would all come down to what caliber you deem having an advantage for you.
You can get a little more velocity out of the 25/06 with the same weight of bullet,but the barrel on the 25/06 will heat up faster than the other two calibers.
With the 6.5mm calibers,you can get some really great flying bullets,the only bullets that would come close in a 25/06 would be the Berger VLD's. My Savage 110 FLP 25/06 doesn't care for bullets under 100 grain,but my Custom 6.5 Creedmoor,and my DPMS LR-260 both shoot the lighter bullets well. I don't ever shoot factory ammo,so I don't know what types are easily found for any of these calibers.
Since you also want to target shoot,I'd go with one of the 6.5 mm calibers.

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I haven't seen a 25-06 that won't shoot very well with factory ammo. If those were my three options I'd go with the 25-06. But if you're not worried about the fur being messed up, I'd look into the 30-06 or the 308...6.5x55 Swede would be on my list too.

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6.5x55 is great if you handload, if not I would go with the 6.5 Creedmore. The 25-06 is a great yote-deer gun but not a great LR target cartridge, .257 cal bullets lack the crazy high BC that 6.5s have.

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I've only owned one 6.5x55 and it was a military surplus rifle and I only shot is a few times before I figured out the receiver was cracked but I did hear only good things about its long range capabilities. Its on my list of rifles to own very shortly.

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I'm going to hijack this thread real quick if that's OK...does anyone know who still makes rifles in the 6.5x55 platform? I think I'd like one with a heavy barrel, or a medium contour barrel...savage or howa by chance?

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I'm going to hijack this thread real quick if that's OK...does anyone know who still makes rifles in the 6.5x55 platform? I think I'd like one with a heavy barrel, or a medium contour barrel...savage or howa by chance?
Well first it is ok  and second i believe tikka makes a 6.5x55 I'm not sure about any one else. Savage has a good search engine on their site that you can use. You can also search buds gun shop and cheaper than dirt under long guns.
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I'm going to hijack this thread real quick if that's OK...does anyone know who still makes rifles in the 6.5x55 platform? I think I'd like one with a heavy barrel, or a medium contour barrel...savage or howa by chance?
Winchester did offer the M70 in a Featherweight that was chambered in 6.5x55. looks like Howa and T/C are the only two currently offering rifles in that caliber.
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I will say that all three are just about the same, but you can still get a box of .25-06 for under 20 bucks !.................



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