I am intrigued by the 6.5 Creedmore

Veryolddog

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I guess that I got caught up in the talk about the 6.5 Creedmore and its long range accuracy ability. I really know very little about this cartridge but from what I have read it is a good deer hunting caliber and I guess that it can load a 140 grain projectile sending it very accurately down stream. There also seems to be a lot of choices among low price rifles that have become popular as illustrated on YouTube like the Savage, Remington, and the Ruger American. I am considering the purchase of one of these rifles and a long distance scope. However, I would like to know your opinions on this subject. If you own one, what is your experience, good or bad. I have some misgivings about making this purchase as this fancy to this cartridge may be the fad of the day like the 280 was five or six years ago and then the 7mm-08. It seems that these "fad" cartridges come and go but the old reliables like the 308, 243, 30-06, and the 300 Win Mag stick around year after year. Personally, if the US Army selects a new rifle chambered in a new caliber like a 6.8 (heard rumors nothing concrete) then that will become a lasting caliber and not a fad.

At my age, it might just be best to save the money and just stay the course.

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Reb Tyree

Load Data Elibible CZ75B SA
VeryOldDog, I don't own one yet, but I've been researching the round and rifles. The Ruger American has great reviews and its affordable. I'm seriously considering building another upper in 6.5 Creedmore with a 22 inch Ballistic Advantage barrel with an adjustable gas block, for my Aero Precision M5E1 which is a 308. That way I just swap the uppers. AR's are us big kids Legos! 🙂

Reb
 

Veryolddog

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Lately, I have diverted my attention away from the 6.5 Creedmore to the 6mm ARC. The only other rifle or pistol that I will get is the CMMG model 200 Banshee in 45 ACP with the 8.5 inch barrel. The 45 ACP is one of my most favorite cartridges. I used it for two years in Viet Nam (1911 and old WWII Thompson). The Banshee uses Glock magazines.
 
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