As often as this subject comes up. I truly appreciate everyone's knowledgeable replies. I've almost got it. By the time I get moved, build a house and garage, buy another long barreled 6.5 Creedmoor rifle. I should have it figured out.
Z ; Sounds like you have 2, GREAT shooting rifles !! If everything held true out to 1k , you would be shooting 2 1/2" - maybe 5 1/2" groups. That's pretty good imho. I'm not familiar with the Savage Predator. But I am a bit with the RAP.
I weighed out about 30 130gn RDF's this morning and the weights varied from 130.2 to 129.8. I don't think that's a huge variation though with most of the weighing either 130 or 129.9. I could sort the whole 400 I suppose and keep anything out side 130 or 129.9 aside as barrel warmers. Or I could just have a life.
Definitely recommend the latter 👍 That 42.9 gr load looks tike a keeper. Did you chronograph it ? You were getting heat mirage at 100 y/m ... Wow, that's some kinda heat! What did the thermometer say it was ?
I thot this was an old thread as we had a thread on this dufus about a year ago. I bet he is a member of LRH forum under a different handle. Just a typical 6.5 Creedmoor hatein dodo.
It's actually kind of mind bending how some guys HATE the Creed. I can understand people hatein something like the 30/06 , I mean , that just makes sense ! But to hate on a cart as great as the Creed That's just STUUUPID .
Klw 11 ; Welcome to the Creedmoor forum ! Seems like your getting great help ! This thread is an education for me that's for sure ! I just made my first foray into ARs this winter. But I got a pre assembled PSA M4 style upper and complete lower parts kit and a stripped lower. 556x45. It's been 100% since I assembled it so I'm very thankful ! But I can now at least intelligently follow the discussion 😦 Did you try the bcg from your 308 ? When you compare the 2 bolts, do you see any difference in the extractor and ejector between the 2 ? Have you tried shooting the 6.5 with the 308 bcg in the 6.5 upper ?
The reason I prefer the 144 is several. #1, they are slower so less chance of hydrostatic blowout on the far side of a fox or lynx. #2, they fly pretty much identical to the 140 gr expanding and target bullets I use. #3, they have a high enough SD so any angle on a huge wolf is a kill shot as long as the ticker is inline. The 110s would probably do the same also . But then I would be spinning turrets to go from 1 load to another.
Good shooting Zen! Yup , I agree with Marine . there ain't anything a tree/wolf hugger can say that I would pay a lik of attention to !
I was hunting caribou with a guy that I'de known for years. Thot he was real straight forward. I dumped a bou out a long ways away that was walking straight away from me. Used a Texas heart shot. He was all put out about that , EVEN THO HE HAD CONFIDED IN ME A FEW WEEKS EARLIER THAT SEASON HE HAD WOUNDED AND LOST A BOU AND THAT WAS THE 2ND HE HAD LOST ! Said in his family it was head and neck shots only. That they'd rather loose a wounded animal than take an unsporting shot. Thing is , unless they are close, they aren't good enough game shots to take game with neck and head shots reliably. Some sportsmen. The proof is in animals on the ground ! Not a bunch of pinky finger dumbasses !