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

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Tjurgensen, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. Tjurgensen

    Tjurgensen New Member

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    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.

    Thanks
    ~TJ
     
  2. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    25-06 may be your most available.
     

  3. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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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.
     
  4. CaseyChadwell

    CaseyChadwell New Member

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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.
     
  5. Apex-Predator

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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.
     
  6. CaseyChadwell

    CaseyChadwell New Member

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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.
     
  7. CaseyChadwell

    CaseyChadwell New Member

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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?
     
  8. Tjurgensen

    Tjurgensen New Member

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    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.
     
  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    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.
     
  10. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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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 !.................