Most accurate 6.5 creedmoor rifle

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  1. Idaho-Lefty

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    IMO, the "Choice" is,. $3,500.00 for a Custom Build or,.. buy, a Tikka TAC A-1, THEN buy, a GOOD Scope and never look back ( that's what, I would DO ! ). There are, a few "stories" about, some people with "Hard Luck" trying to shoot Tikka's, but NOT,.. many ! My $650.00 ( without, Scope ) Left Handed, Tikka, T-3, SS, in .243 Win., can shoot, SUB 1/2 MOA all Day, long ! Have shot, several, 5 shot groups @ 100, in the .2's -3's with, 87 grain Berger HVLD's @ 3,150 FPS. I was going to, ream out, the .243 Win bbl to, 6 SLR, but it shoots so good, as a .243,.. I left it, alone ! IF you "need" a $3,500 Custom Rifle,. go for, IT ! But, 99% of the Guys I know,.. LOVE their, Tikka's ! Be sure to, CAREFULLY "Break in", the Factory Barrel, tho ! The main Gripe about, the 6.5 Creed was, the Guys that, "claimed" it was, a SURE THING, Elk slayer to,.. 1,500 yards,...
     
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  2. Jalen

    Jalen Silver $$ Contributor

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    308 will get you there. Focus on good glass, that’s the advice I got when I first got into it and I found it to be true.
     
  3. 6xcshooter

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    Mine
     
  4. 300_whisper

    300_whisper Silver $$ Contributor

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    Another cheaper alternative is the Remington 700 5R Gen II. That’s an extremely accurate, well built rifle. Price is right around $900.
     
  5. McGraw

    McGraw Silver $$ Contributor

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    If Remington would sell this as a barreled action, I would sure be in for one.
     
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  6. Txhillbilly

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    And we wonder how/why we continue to loose our 2nd Amendment rights? Hell,shooter's just have to argue about everything. This brands better! This cartridge is better! And on & on & on....
    I just like to shoot guns,I've got many brands- Factory,Semi-Custom,and Custom. I've got 22 LR's up to .458 calibers. I like them all.

    Why do people argue over the merits of a single cartridge? If you don't like it,then don't buy it!

    260 Remington fans got butt hurt when the 6.5 Creedmoor came out. I don't know why,Remington has always had a history of screwing the pooch on their inventions and marketing.
    Then the 6.5 x 47 Lapua guy's felt like they weren't special anymore because their case design was so much more special than a necked down 308 Winchester case.

    Hornady blew the shooting world away with the extraordinary marketing job they did with the 6.5 Creedmoor. They came out full bore,and it didn't take long before a lot of major firearms companies couldn't wait to produce rifles for the new cartridge.
    13 years later,it's still going strong and there's no telling how many new shooter's this one cartridge has brought into the shooting sports arena.

    I put my first 6.5 CM together in 2009 just to see if it was worth all the hype. Nothing special,just a Savage Varmint action,and a cheap E.R.Shaw varmint contour barrel,Choate tactical stock,and a Sightron SIII scope. Bought a set of dies,some brass,and Berger 140 VLD's,and poured some H4350 in them. That rifle shot lights out right out of the gate. I'd never shot any 6.5mm cartridge before this rifle,always target shot with a 223, 308, or 300 WM. It made me start looking at other 6.5mm cartridges.
    Since then,I put together a 6.5-06, a 6.5x6.8 wildcat AR-15, built another 6.5 CM using a Shilen DGR action,and bought a DPMS LR-260H 260 Remington. I like them all!

    Yes,there are plenty of novice shooter's that think the 6.5 CM is the only cartridge to shoot,but they also don't have the knowledge that us old guy's have. They will learn that it isn't the best cartridge in the world,but by then,some new super duper cartridge will come out and they will forget about the Creedmoor.
     
  7. Idaho-Lefty

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    @Txhillbilly ,. The Question was about, WHICH, Rifle was the most accurate. I am not disputing, his choice of Caliber. My suggestion was FOR the Tikka Rifle ( THE most accurate, AFFORDABLE, "Factory Rifle", Today,.. IMO ! ) BUT, since WHEN did, any of, the young people, EVER listen to, GOOD advice from, us old Folks ???
    It's, a RARE,.. occasion !
     
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  8. Leo Smith

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    The most Accurate Creedmor Rifle is one being shot by the most accurate shooter.
     
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  9. nakneker

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    I have a Tikka CTR and a Tikka T3 6.5 Creedmoor. I also have two 6.5x47Ls, a 25x47L and a 6x47L so don’t hate on me too much. Both of the Tikkas shoot under MOA at a 100 with factory loads. I bought them for my nieces and for my wife. The CTR is suppressed and they all shoot it well. I also have a friend who has Bergara that does a good job too. I didn’t want everyone shooting my customs. The Tikkas have done good job and there is more aftermarket goodies For Tikkas compared to some of the other offering out there.

    The Creedmoor was marketed very successfully, more than other cartridge I’ve seen. I think it’s a very capable round but if you handload, I kind of like the idea having something a little different. I do get tired of all things Creedmoor but it will do a good job.
     
  10. group therapy

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    nuh-uh, mine is:)
     
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  11. 6xcshooter

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    Let’s shoot! Winner takes the other guy’s rifle!
     
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  12. group therapy

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    :eek:!! you OBVIOUSLY dont know how inconsistent I am. if I shot folks for rifles I probably wouldn't have one left:p
     
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  13. group therapy

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    heck, im still tryin to hit the dirt:)
     
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  14. dryhumor

    dryhumor When an old man dies, a library is lost forever... Silver $$ Contributor

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    If I could hold steadier, I’d say mine was the most accurate... as soon as I find the bullet and powder it likes I’ll confirm that. :p:eek::rolleyes:
     
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  15. jdh47

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    Really it's all about what the public wants and will pay for. Hype or no hype if it performs and the public wants it the manufacturers will provide.
     

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