New to AR's picked up an AR 10 in 6.5 Creedmoor, a bench rifle for sure, Heavy..good shooter,

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  1. AgedWarrior

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    I bought a Savage 10-FCP in 6.5 Creedmore a few years ago, put a Vortex Viper on it and a Ruger RPR muzzle brake. I put the brake on after a fashion so I could keep my target in the scope to observe impact easier when alone. The recoil of the 6.5 does not merit a brake, and the 10 FCP is heavy enough to mitigate recoil anyway (aluminum bedded frame and heavy 24” barrel), but I can easily observe all hits through use of the brake. I have gotten real comfortable with the rifle and seldom shoot it with the brake anymore. The cartridge is quite accurate with the right loads as you can see with this 100 yard group (picture is rotated left) with the rifle sighted for 200 zero. F8A68776-FEF5-47E3-BA71-E15551CF20BA.jpeg I defaced these pennies last year at 100. Tried to nail em with three shots, but I pulled a shot and only nicked one so it took four shots.
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  2. Mercator

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    Who believes a 223 will do the same as 6.5 at 100 yards?
    I do. For less money, less recoil, and less headache. Probably your real 6.5 authority begins at 150+.
     

  3. AgedWarrior

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    Until recently I never had more than 750 yards to work with, and that was infrequent, mostly just 100 to 200. The 6.5 really begins to shine past 400 in my opinion. We have a 7” plate at 400 yards where I shoot now...that is plinking with the 6.5 Creedmore. Actually it is easy plinking with my Grendel too.
     
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  4. Sniper03

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    Is correct regarding 100 yards. But additional range wind becomes more of a factor for the 223. But on out the 6.5 Creedmoore is King~!
    And Bull I am sure you are aware the Ruger Precision and other similar Precision Rifles made are Bolt Guns.

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  5. Mercator

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    Thr only reason I don’t have a 6.5 is I don’t own any farmland.
     
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  6. jigs-n-fixture

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    Wow, this thread has drifted: The OP bought an AR10 in 6.5 Creed, and asked about better triggers.
     
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  7. glockman55

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    I have a Tikka in .300 WSM..
     
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  8. glockman55

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    No problem there.. all good.. we're talking guns...
     
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  10. G_Whitcomb

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    Yes. We do like to talk guns. After that we can talk about another favorite subject of ours. Firearms
     
  11. Sniper03

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    Yes, I also have a TIKKA 270 Cal. and it is fine rifle! They are of top quality!
    TIKKA Rifles are made by SAKO in Finland! Which rifles do not get any better than SAKO!;)
    The first LE Sniper Rifle I built up myself to go to a Rifle School at Quantico, VA. was a SAKO Finnbear Model w/ Bull Barrel in 243 Winchester Cal. I installed a McMillan Custom Stock, Glass Bedded the Action and Free Floated the Barrel. And fit it with a Leupold 20 MOA Base and Leupold Rings and a 3X9 Leupold Tactical Scope. Fantastically accurate and still have it today. She is a Sub MOA Rifle.
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  12. Mercator

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    I had a Tikka Barmint, smoothest bolt action ever. Traded it because with a can on it lost accuracy quickly. Low heat resistance.
     
  13. Sniper03

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    Did you loose accuracy say of the fourth round fired in succession?
    That is typical with consecutive rounds and the heat factors. Obviously most of the time anytime as you know. The previous Zero will change when a Suppressor is put on the Barrel.
    This is a picture of my First Agency owned Sniper Rifle when I first was on the Team. It looks like a good looking hunting rifle. But it was a Special Build for the Metro PD by Interarms, Model MK-X in 308 Cal. with Zeiss Scope. Glass Bedded, Free Floated, Trigger Work and all. It would always put three rounds in 1 MOA or less, mostly all touching! But without letting it cool completely the fourth round would always spread about and additional MOA! Never worried about it because one should only need one shot!
    I shot the same round in it as I did in other rifles my entire 16.5 years on the Team. That being 168gr. BTHP (Sierra Bullet) Federal Gold Medal Match Ammunition for those interested in a high quality 308 Round!
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    Great News! I ended up buying it three years ago when the Agency was going to trade it in on other equipment. I got a call from my past Lead Sniper on the Team that it was going to be traded in.
    When I picked it up, in the Case it had my original Range Cards, Log Book and information. And what was amazing it had three of the Original Boxes of the Gold Medal Match in the Case that it was Zeroed with. It had not been shot and out of the Case since 1986-7 when I put it in the Case and it was locked up in the Armory for all those years. It was put up when the Agency bought all 6 of us new Remington 700 Police Sniper System. I was so thrilled and blessed to be able to get it! "Memories" and Nostalgia!:)
    Her is a picture of it taken in my Office after I picked it up!

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  14. Rifling82

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    Great story Sniper!