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6.5 Creedmoor Issues


David in MN:
Interesting video floated my way about issues (primarily with brass) on the 6.5

Seems the headspace is off on some and there is inconsistent quality (like annealed vs not) in different loads.

Seems there are 2 cults on the internet: Either the 6.5 is the second coming or it's a hunk of junk. I can say mine has no problem tossing Federal Gold Medal 140 grain Sierra Matchking down range. In fact I am the weak point in that setup.

There's a lot of competition in this size group with the 6.5, 7mm-08, .260, and .243 standing out. I have a few different loads in 6.5 and my caliper says they're all the same. But there could be a bad batch out there. Curious if anyone has found this.

  I once thought I had bad ammo for a 7-08. I was wrong, it was the throat on the gun being to long. My 260 will shoot four different bullet weights into under an inch. My sons 6.5 Swedish Mouser also shoots well. 


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