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    6.5 creedmore or 7mm 08

    Thinking about getting a new rifle, debating between the 6.5 Creedmore and the 7mm 08. Also debating between Savage or Ruger, the Savage's has more models to choose from with a 22" barrell on the Creedmore, where as the Ruger has a 24" barrell in the Hawkeye. If I choose the 7mm 08 I am thinking a Savage or Weatherby Vanguard S2. What does everyone think?

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    I doubt that you can really go wrong.

    I have had a 7mm-08 and really like the caliber. Either Savage or Ruger are fine choices but I personally would lean towards the Savage, only because I hear really good reports about their accuracy and I've never owned one.

    Let us know how it goes.

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    from what you listed, i personally would go with the vanguard 7mm-08.

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    I would rather have a .270, .280, 7x57, 6.5x55, or 6.5 Creedmore if it were me THe short case of the 7mm-08 can't realyl make use of the heavier 7mm bullets available without losing a lot of velocity compared to something like the 7x57 or .280.

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    I would run a Savage 7-08. I get around 2850 with 140 TTSX, which has worked very well.

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    I have a .270 and a .280 if that helps with choosing one.

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    I don't think you can go wrong either.

    The good BC 120gr bullet bumping 3k is hard to argue with, and as a 264 fanatic I love the penetration of the 6.5mm's. I'd have to vote that way. I am thinking of getting one myself. In the real world though I can't think of a shot I'd take with a 6.5 Creedmoor that I wouldn't take with a 7mm-08 or the other way around. Either fills the same niche, and either will benefit from the longer barrel. I'd consider either a deer rifle and both are plenty capable there. I personally want a little more gun for elk, even if it is only a 270 or 264, just to get a 140gr bullet up closer to 3k fps. Not that those won't work with a good bullet, it's just my opinion from my experience.

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    7mm-08 gets my vote 25-06 and 270 are what i own. They have worked very well for me and the wife.

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    I would go with the 7mm-08
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    I have a Savage 7mm-08 and it might just be my new back pack rifle. I got the youth model for my daughter. I sighted it in and am kinda hooked on it.
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