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Thread: 308 to 6.5 creedmoor

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    308 to 6.5 creedmoor

    So thinking I want a 6.5creedmoor, can I just turn on of my 308s into a 6.5 by just having barrel changed? or do I need to just go buy another rifle?

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    Don't do it @Paddy79

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    That's not really the kind of advice I wanted to hear Pete fuck ya hahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy79 View Post
    That's not really the kind of advice I wanted to hear Pete fuck ya hahaha
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    its a slightly shorter case and same bolt head so it should be straightforward.
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    Best thing you could do with the boring fart 308 Creed an easy change over for a smith on a 308 length action. 1:8 barrel and some 130-143gr lollies and it's all smiles

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    Just do it.
    It's so much better than a .308, just a barrel swap

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    why ???? 260 if you really are hankering after a 6.5 would seem a better option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy79 View Post
    So thinking I want a 6.5creedmoor, can I just turn on of my 308s into a 6.5 by just having barrel changed? or do I need to just go buy another rifle?
    Good idea.
    A smaller capacity case propelling a lighter projectile slower should be just the ticket for whatever you are wanting to do with it. The Crudmore is right up there with the poo for free.
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    The 6.5 cm seems to have more options of match and hunting loads available compared to the 260.
    Yes barrel swap should be easy for the competent gunsmith. You could keep your 308 barrel if you ever change your mind. Your 6.5 barrel would re sell well if it had been fitted to a popular action ( rem or tikka)and still shoots good.

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    Any reason the Creedmoor, or just the hype, it would be cool yes, but.
    Seriously you would be better off changing to a 260, slightly more horse power and if you wish you'd get away with a shorter barrel then the creedmoor for the same speed.
    Even more benefit if your a handloader, though if they sell enough Creedmoors the likelyhood is even here in NZ there will be more choice of probably very accurate factory loads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakewire View Post
    Any reason the Creedmoor, or just the hype, it would be cool yes, but.
    Seriously you would be better off changing to a 260, slightly more horse power and if you wish you'd get away with a shorter barrel then the creedmoor for the same speed.
    Even more benefit if your a handloader, if your not then maybe the Creedmoor will have more factory likely accurate loadings.
    I don't know how to reload and its just for shooting bottle tops not hunting

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    Fair enough.
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