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Old February 12, 2020, 14:04   #6
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The 6.5 Creedmore is the latest flavor of the month cartridge. No telling how long it will stand up to what will come along next.
I think it is an excellent cartridge, but somewhat specialized. It was built as a long range target round for heavy bullets in 6.5mm and a tight target type chambered rifle.
These rifles are already showing up on the used gun rack in my area. No surprise to me in the heavily forested environment where I live. Long range shots here are not the norm.

The 6.5 Creed rifles I'm seeing are all heavy long barreled 12lb affairs.
I like less weight, more portability.
My preference is the Sporter Weight rifles with standard barrels shooting normal weight bullets, a 260 Rem or 7mm/08 is the calibers I would choose.

I don't have either of those, but a 6.5X55 and 7X57 Mauser fills that need adequately. .308 Winchesters and 30-06's are also favorites.

I'd consider a 6.5 Creedmore if it came in Sporter weight configuration and had a twist rate that handled 130~140 grain bullets accurately.
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