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    6.5 Creedmoor questions

    Hey guys I am currently looking to by a 6.5 Creedmoor in a Savage Model 11 Lightweight hunter. What are your guys thoughts on this rifle for mule deer and antelope?

    Also any recommendations on factory ammo/hand loads??

    Thanks for the help!

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    I think it would make an excellent caliber for thin skinned medium sized game such as deer/antelope. The 6.5 Creedmoor has my attention at the moment although I don't need one as I have my old "meat in the pot" 25-06 which I REALLY like. If I was going to get a lightweight, short actioned, mild mannerd rifle, the Creedmoor would be an excellent choice. Being a handloader it should have some great capabilities with the choice of some dandy high BC bullets to choose.

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    I got my son a 260, very close to what you are looking at. It has worked very well from antelope, to deer and a couple elk. His likes good old 140 gr. Core Lokts. A moderate 6.5mm, like we are talking about, is a very accurate handy versatile shootable lethal round with plenty of range. There are a surprising number of factory and semi-custom loads available for the Creedmoor and the 260.

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    Very capable cartridge for your uses.

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    I'm also looking at picking one up.

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    how good is it in a 15' encore barrel

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    With a 123 Grain Hornady bullet I get right at 2700 ft./s with my 15 inch 6.5x47 Lapua (basically a twin to the 6.5 Creedmoor) MOA Maximum using Varget

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    My buddy shoots that caliber. He gets excellent accuracy out of it with Berger VLD's. A guy he hunts with uses a Savage LRH and gets the same results with the same bullets. It is a great deer and antelope caliber. My buddy shot a 330 bull in AZ with his last year at 650 yards and it didn't even go 50 yards. I was looking at the same gun in a .243 but went with the Predator Hunter Max1 because of the free floated barrel. It is 3 pounds heavier though. I like the looks of the LWH a lot. At 5.5 pounds it is a nice rifle. I ordered mine from Bud's Guns and found it for 200.00 cheaper then at a gun shop.
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    Very good caliber, considered buying one for my daughter. My buddy bought a Lady Hunter for his daughter. She shoots 120 grain GMX under IMR 4350.
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    I picked up the lady hunter for my daughter two years ago. She was a little recoil sensitive at the time so I loaded it down a little with 100gr ballistic tips. She has take deer, antelope and a large cow elk so far with no problem. All shots were under 150 yds. I also shoot the creedmoore in a 15" XP-100. With 130 grain sierra and H4350 I'm getting around 2725fps. I love the cartridge.

 

 

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