Pros and cons on both
lot of it depends on your definition of long distance. 300 yards? 600 yards? 800 or more?Pros and cons on both
+600axxe55 said:lot of it depends on your definition of long distance. 300 yards? 600 yards? 800 or more?
do you reload? have you set a budget? have any rifles in mind? hunting or target shooting? how much experiance with long distance shooting do you have?
yes there are pro's and con's on both, but will matter more when you give some more details as to what the intended sue of the rifle is.
then my suggestion would be the 6.5 Creedmore. several nice rifles in that caliber. Savage and Ruger both have several rifles chambered in that caliber. another option would be to find a Remington M700 or Winchester M70 and have it rebarreled in 6.5 Creedmore which could still be done on the budget you have set.+600
Yes I reload
Budget 1500 (already have optics)
Almost 5 years, I'm no pro but I've done my fair share of practice.
Have you tested any loads with 6.5vld made by Berger I heard it was really nice.Txhillbilly said:Get the 6.5 CM or a 260 Remington,ballistics are almost identical on either one. Brass is easier to get for the 260 Rem,you can resize any caliber from the 308 family for it. I use Winchester 243 brass for all of my 260 brass,just run it thru the full length sizing die,trim,and it's ready to load/shoot.
I have a 6.5 CM barrel,but I haven't put it on an action yet.I don't know if you can use any 308 family brass to make 6.5 CM brass,but I do have several hundred Hornady cases ready to load for it.
I haven't tried the Berger's in 6.5mm yet. They would be a waste of time in the 260 Rem-AR10. The restrictions of having to keep them at magazine length usually doesn't work well with Berger Bullets.Have you tested any loads with 6.5vld made by Berger I heard it was really nice.
Berger is old time, please the customer type of business. Wish there were more like him.I like doing business with Walt Berger,he won my business many years ago after I emailed them for some load data and he personally sent me the load data,at 2 AM on the weekend.
That's what I call great customer service!