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Welcome to this community for the Creedmoor metallic cartridges enthusiasts. We have been sharing information here since February 2010 and have grown quite a bit since. Please join us and share your experiences with the Creedmoor cartridges, and also please spread the word about the forum. As we continue growing, the forum will become an even greater resource for all of us.


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Bolt Action Rifles / Re: There's a new Creed in town.......
Last post by HufD63 -
Can you mill out some of the metal between the rails to reduce weight? If you are epoxying to the forearm you don’t need a lot of strength in the middle.

That's an option, I plan on "swiss cheesing" the top of the plate under the fore end where it won't show and there's about a pound of lead in the butt that could come out too.
If I get the "wheelbase" right and the balance is right I'll probably just go with it as is.
This will probably be the rig I test various 6.5s on if i go down that road. 
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Gunsmithing / Re: Barrel snafu
Last post by gman47564 -
I think i could get it up there close to 3000 fps with the 23 gregg but it would be taxing my brass to where the 26 wasnt hard on my brass at all..
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Bolt Action Rifles / Re: There's a new Creed in town.......
Last post by HufD63 -
So now I'm kind of at the brainstorming how to attach it stage.
I may take 1" off the the end behind the rails but as it sits now it's 34.5" from the butt to the tip of the rails.

I'm planning to epoxy and screw it in place when I get done deciding whether to shorten it or not.

Feels pretty heavy but with the other barrel and the sled it was well under 17# but there's a pretty good chance it will be a heavy gun when done.

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Reloading / Re: Nosler 140gr custom competition
Last post by Kragluver -
Brand new here - this post caught my eye because I've had similar mediocre performance with the 140 g RDF bullets in my 6.5. I didn't see as large a weight spread as you reported but I did notice they mic'd 0.2638" whereas the Sierra and Hornady mic`d 0.2641" and 0.2640" respectively.  The Sierra and Hornady both shot better in my Savage BA Stealth. I have noticed the groups with the Nosler tightened up a bit with deeper seating depth (at least in my rifle). I'm using 41.1-41.6 g H4350. 41.1 has showed more promise for me with all the 140s in my rifle.
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Bolt Action Rifles / Re: There's a new Creed in town.......
Last post by HufD63 -
Haven't fired a shot yet but today I tackled the fore end.

I want a 4" front but the sled raises the center of gravity combined with the full bull 28" barrel it's nose heavy.

I want it to sit in my rest and bag same as my two custom bench guns and not have to move the rear bag and lower the front rest.

I should have took more pics of the bag rider it's a set of rails from https://fieldandcaveoutfitters.com/
I don't see them on the website now I've had them almost two years. They convert a 3" forend to 4" but I never liked the way they fit the rounded edges of the fore end.
Then there's the "wheel base" issue.

I took a 9" L piece of .5" thick x 3" wide piece of aluminum and drilled and tapped the holes to screw the rails to it to make the bag rider.
Next I had to secure the stock to the mill and still have enough travel to take about 6" and 1/2" deep off the fore end.


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