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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Jack's Guns View Post
    Creedmoor isn't necessarily "better".... It's definitely bigger. More capacity to move the bullet farther/faster. Do you need that? That's up to you. If you're going to push the 600-1000 more, I'd go with the big one. If it's going to be mostly 600 and in, I'd go with the little guy. That's just me though. I don't actually shoot my guns, I just stare at them dreaming of the day when I'll get to.
    The struggle, lol. Yeah, the "better" is completely dependent on the shooting situation. Breaking it down realistically, I don't necessarily need the 600+ yard capability - but the option to grow into that is appealing. Grendel can do it, but Creedmoor can do it easier.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan1612
    3-400 is really not that far. My SBR can do 400 all day with crap mil ammo. However, you need a larger better bullet for a good kill.
    I vote Grendel, unless you want a bolt gun. Cost of ammo is a toss up.
    No worries there, I'll be reloading either way. You run a Grendel SBR?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jester896
    I would go with the Creedmoor in a bolt gun...should cover all of your requirements and then some...I run .260s
    Yep. If I end up going Creedmoor, it's going to be a bolt.

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    Got a buddy that just finished building a 260AI in a 26" bolt gun. Waiting on his assessment of vels and accuracy.
    The 6mmCreedmoor is another "interesting" chambering although not much difference in that and 243Win. Some great vels out of the 243AI though.
    Shooters that want to get the most out of chamberings like this need to have a minimum of 22 inches of bbl. To me . . . 24 or 26 would be mo bedda. ---- SAWMAN
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fear21 View Post
    You run a Grendel SBR?
    No Sir, just a 5.56 shooting XM193 out of an 11” barrel with a 1-6x on top.
    My point was that while 5.56 doesn’t have the terminal ballistics, hitting 400 doesn’t need a magical bullet, but the extra weight and velocity from the Grendel will be plenty to take down a deer or hog. I’ve got a buddy who’s a farmer that has no problem taking deer out to 800 with his Grendel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan1612 View Post
    I’ve got a buddy who’s a farmer that has no problem taking deer out to 800 with his Grendel.
    Impressive. Any idea what load he's using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fear21 View Post
    Impressive. Any idea what load he's using?
    Handloaded Hornady bullets.


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    Opinion - - -> A good gain in vels. The price you pay is at the reloading bench (brass) and bbl wear.
    This chambering is a good bit overbore. ( powder burned,for bore size,for attained vels)
    The reloader should probably drop the charge back a bit. But then . . . your back down to 6.5C or 260Rem.
    Kinda like the 220Swift. "ONLY" push the 50gr bullets to 3850 . . . then your back "down" to 22-250 vels.
    The 6mm Creedmoor is overbore also. --- SAWMAN
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    Quote Originally Posted by SAWMAN View Post
    Opinion - - -> A good gain in vels. The price you pay is at the reloading bench (brass) and bbl wear.
    This chambering is a good bit overbore. ( powder burned,for bore size,for attained vels)
    The reloader should probably drop the charge back a bit. But then . . . your back down to 6.5C or 260Rem.
    Kinda like the 220Swift. "ONLY" push the 50gr bullets to 3850 . . . then your back "down" to 22-250 vels.
    The 6mm Creedmoor is overbore also. --- SAWMAN
    Sawman, when you have a chance watch the YouTube video I just posted on the 6.5 PRC being compared to the 300 Win Mag, pretty interesting!
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    My 6.5WSM runs a 142 3200 fps and the primers are just starting to get flat

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