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    @Been Upto nah bro, just thinking about new toys / ideas to play around with as always haha.

    The 260 seems to have consistent rep as doing well from 18 inches and sounds like the creedmore and x55 would be the same. I get that a short barrel on something like the 6.5-284 is wasting a bit but that is the case with a few calibers I know running shorter barrels (7mm rem mag getting 2950 with 162s from 20inches. Everyone says it’s wasted being chopped but by virtue of the larger case capacity they still just get a bit more oomph then something smaller of the same length). Anyone played with one and have results to share? 300_BLK tagged me in a cool post of kiwi greg building an 18” PRC which looked sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stagstalker View Post
    @Been Upto nah bro, just thinking about new toys / ideas to play around with as always haha.

    The 260 seems to have consistent rep as doing well from 18 inches and sounds like the creedmore and x55 would be the same. I get that a short barrel on something like the 6.5-284 is wasting a bit but that is the case with a few calibers I know running shorter barrels (7mm rem mag getting 2950 with 162s from 20inches. Everyone says it’s wasted being chopped but by virtue of the larger case capacity they still just get a bit more oomph then something smaller of the same length). Anyone played with one and have results to share? 300_BLK tagged me in a cool post of kiwi greg building an 18” PRC which looked sweet.
    Got a link to that PRC build?

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    If I didn't have too many rifles and not enough time left to use them all I would get a Mauser M18 in 6.5prc for $1,250, chop it to 18-20" (I would do 20"), put a dpt on it and call it my only rifle. And feed it factory ammo.
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    Get brave, go 16.5" run any of the large range of 130gr bullets with BM-8208

    https://youtu.be/b32w6CWWn2U

    6.5x47 Lapua would probably do better than Creedmoor
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    Duley made 16" 260s as bushpig and ran 100gr barnes ttsx at something like 3000~fps. That would be a fun little gun
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    Quote Originally Posted by superdiver View Post
    Duley made 16" 260s as bushpig and ran 100gr barnes ttsx at something like 3000~fps. That would be a fun little gun
    I know you can get about 2600fps out of a 143grain in a 16" 6.5 Creedmoor which is what I'm aiming for.

    That should be good till at least 500m with the scope I've got for it though to be honest 350 - 400m would be the absolute max for me for the type of hunting I plan to do with it.

    Horses for courses I've still got a 24" Heavy Barrel R700 6.5 Ceeedmoor in the safe if I want to get more range...but I'm not carrying that around the bush.
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    Bloody impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    If I didn't have too many rifles and not enough time left to use them all I would get a Mauser M18 in 6.5prc for $1,250, chop it to 18-20" (I would do 20"), put a dpt on it and call it my only rifle. And feed it factory ammo.
    Yes I handled one the other day and thought it felt like a great rifle for the price...... And all those who worry about it not being stainless just need to get themselves a better cleaning regime!....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kudu View Post
    Yes I handled one the other day and thought it felt like a great rifle for the price...... And all those who worry about it not being stainless just need to get themselves a better cleaning regime!....
    There are some very good reports about their trigger and accuracy. I will email you some texts I received from a chap who has one and uses it a lot. PM me your email address - I don't think that I have it. Cheers

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    I've got a 16" 260. 129 SST @ 2780, and 156g Oryx @ 2500, with the SST hitting 2.5" above the Oryx.

    Not much better in a point n shoot gun. Heavies in the bush, and put a SST in past 200m.

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    Hmmmm - Quickload "says" that from an 18" barrel Reloader 17 should give 2850 fps with a 120gn at safe pressures . . . and it just so happens that I have the rifle (Rem Model 7) and some 120BT's and a tiny bit of RL17 left . . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross Nolan View Post
    I've got a 16" 260. 129 SST @ 2780, and 156g Oryx @ 2500, with the SST hitting 2.5" above the Oryx.

    Not much better in a point n shoot gun. Heavies in the bush, and put a SST in past 200m.
    Big fan of.6.5s but 30cal definitely better in the Bush.
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