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Frost84
05-21-2012, 02:04 PM
I purchased this rifle recently and have been more than impressed with its performance so far. Thought i would share just in case someone is considering this particular rifle and or cartridge. Maybe i got lucky with this 1 but all i have heard is positive from others with this rifle.

I have 45 rds down the pipe so far and just found a pet load for it. The group on paper was shot @ 200 yds from a benchrest. The steel target has 3 rds on it also @ 700 yds.

coondog
05-21-2012, 11:17 PM
I just started to play around with the 6.5 Creedmoor. I have a Ruger M77 target with a 28 inch barrel. (long legged son of a gun) I only put 20 rounds down the barrel. I really liked what I saw when I sighted her in. I was shooting the 140gr A-max. Some people say the 120gr A-max shoot better. Gonna have to give it a try. This gun and cartridge may out shoot some of my better guns. With the 28 inch barrel I may hit 3000fps with the 140s. the next time I go to the range I'm bringing the chrono and some 120s and not drink any coffee or tea LOL

Frost84
05-22-2012, 09:33 AM
Yeah i looked at that Ruger you have and decided that was too long for me this Savage has a 24 in. barrel. I have only shot the 140 Amax bullets so far. I put some lead shot inside the buttstock and it is weighing 14 lbs. now. Lol Recoil is very mild.

The factory 140 Amax ammo averages 2730 fps out of it.

Rokman
05-23-2012, 01:49 PM
I doubt that you just got lucky with the Savage. My model 10 in .308 is a sweet shooter also. I'm gonna purchase a 6.5 Creedmore some time in the near future and it will probably be a Savage. Keep up the good shootin'.

coondog
05-25-2012, 11:42 PM
Frost I don't know if you reload for the Creedmoor? I was just looking at the Berger 120 and 140 hunting VLD hunting bullets. The reviews are not as good on there effectiveness to take game as I though they would be. I can't wait to roll a few of these and give them a try.

Frost84
05-27-2012, 03:17 PM
Yes. Im handloading the 6.5 CM. I was eyeing the 130 gr. VLD but the 140 gr. Amax is shooting so well i havnt tried anything else yet.

41.6 gr. H4350 with 140 gr. Amax. @ 2.815 OAL is what my rifle likes

6 mph 90 degree crosswind was pushn the 140 gr. Amax around 12 in. @ 700 yds

coondog
05-27-2012, 05:03 PM
That's pretty good. I ordered some Hornady bushing type dies with a .288 bushing. After doing some looking 4350 and Varget are the powders to use. Also I don't think I will reach 3000fps with a 28 inch barrel and 140gr bullets, maybe with the 120s. the Sierra match kings have good reviews. I'll tell you after shooting this cartridge I'm thinking real hard about getting ARPs 6.5 BRX.

Frost84
06-08-2012, 07:05 PM
Shot the Hornady match 140 gr. Amax ammo at the manhole cover @ 700 yds.

coondog
06-10-2012, 09:51 PM
Went out today and test fired some factory and hand loads. It was a good, bad and learning day. I have some problems with the Ruger that need to be addressed. The dove tail ring mounts are not cut square and causes the scope to cant a little to the left. But the crosshairs will adjust to point of impact. once I got the scope adjusted or close I tried to print a good group. Here is a 6 round group with the 5th shot jumping out. The guy next to me with the FN 7.62x39 16 inch barrel made me do it. LOL6478 Well that's my story anyway.


I have two Stevens rifles. 223 and a 7MM-08. I see you can get a 6.5 CM barrel as a kit. Thinking about swaping the 223. to a 6.5. I'll need to get a bolt head. The 7MM is one of my favorite truck kinda guns

BC 6.8
03-11-2013, 12:21 PM
How are your 6.5 Creedmoors shooting?

breastroker
03-21-2013, 01:14 AM
I have been waiting for my 6.8 SPC II barrel for my Savage model 16 (stainless) so long, I was bored and I wanted a rifle that could shoot 600-1000 yards. I can't handle a lot of 308 or stronger recoiling rounds. So I got a Savage model 16 Trophy Hunter in 6.5 Creedmoor.

I am maybe at 80 rounds down range now. Have shot the Hornady 123, 129 SST, 140 A max, Copper Creek 95 Hornady, and the 142 Sierra match King. Not sure if it is me or the rifle, but shooting the 142 SMK best at 200 yards. I have shot small groups but usually shoot at red dot bullseyes. Last week shot a pencil head sized rectangle dead center, and several dime and quarter red dots. Enen the cheap 22 inch sporter profile barrel can shoot great. Just don't try to AR15 20 rounds in a minute. I usually shoot evey 30 seconds to a minute.

Still have some Berger 130 VLDs, also from Copper Creek. Haven't shot them yet, but great BC. Have the Hornady reloading dies, but no primers and none of the 6.8 powder will work with the creedmoor.

Coondog, the 6.5 Creedmoor will work great in a short action 223. Get a center feed mag and a new bolt head and you will be good to go. A 308 will work, but you can get the Creedmoor mag from Savage.

coondog
03-21-2013, 01:46 AM
I stopped playing around with the Ruger for now but I still like the round. H was talking about making some 6.5 barrels for the savage. If he could spin a few barrels with the Remington thread pitch and use a lock nut like a Savage that would be great. I have a bunch of Remington parts I could build a gun with. I like savage guns but I develop a big smile when I see an older Remington and in total aw with a older Winchester.

What ever barrel I can find is probably the direction I will go.

Frost84
03-21-2013, 03:46 AM
How are your 6.5 Creedmoors shooting?

Last outing we shot 600 yds and it was grouping just under 1/2 MOA with the Hornady match 140 gr. Amax

Hit a 1 ft. steel target @ 900 yds on 2nd shot after seeing the splash and correcting the windage.

Frost84
03-21-2013, 03:52 AM
My ARP 6.5 BR is rite there too. Missed the 900 yd plate by 4 in. on the 1st shot. 2nd shot hit within 3 in. of POA

BC 6.8
03-21-2013, 11:34 AM
What rings and bases are you using on your Savage? I just picked up a Model 10 Predator Hunter and need to mount a scope.

Frost84
03-22-2013, 02:32 AM
What rings and bases are you using on your Savage? I just picked up a Model 10 Predator Hunter and need to mount a scope.

Im using a Millett 1 peice 20 moa base and Millett tactical rings. Think they are medium height

m6z
03-22-2013, 10:09 AM
I'm glad my range only goes to 200yds or I would of allready bought a creedmoor.

Severson
03-26-2013, 12:43 PM
I think this will be my next rifle.

StingRay
03-26-2013, 09:04 PM
I just sold one to a member on this site. A Savage 6.5 Creedmoor Hunter Predator. The rifle shot very well but I load seven calibers and decided that I needed to cut down the number of calibers I was reloading so I eliminated the 300 Win Mag and the 6.5 Creedmoor. When I retire next year I will take on up it again. In my opinion Savage offers excellent value for the money. The barrels are good and the Accutrigger and AccuStock are great enhancements.

68WJ
03-26-2013, 10:08 PM
On my list. I just cant justify it until I find a place to stretch it out, then I have convinced myself to part with the .25-06. Maybe a 7mm08 instead of the 6.5.

346CI
03-27-2013, 12:38 AM
So this model gives you a good action, decent barrel but needs a better stock? Since I've never laid my paws on a 6.5CM case to compare, I assume .308 mags will work? I need about 10 in a mag...

Trying to talk myself into one of these, lol.

breastroker
03-29-2013, 12:01 AM
Most Savage bolt rifles come with what we call the Tubberware stock, decent and very light weight. The Accustock is even better also in plastic. It shot sub MOA even with the plastic stock.

But since I have a bad shoulder, the recoil of the Creedmoor was right on the edge of comfort with me. Adding a muzzel break would have helped greatly, but they are at least an extra $100-200 by the time you take off the barrel, get it threaded, buy a break, and install it. Then they are very LOAD.

But a heavier laminate stock with a much better pad was under $200 and solved the recoil problem for me. And it looks a thousand times better. EVERYONE at the range comments on how great it looks.

I have been able to hit a errasor sized dot at 200 yards with the Creedmoor, using the 142 grn Sierra Match King loaded by Copper Creek. But I notice the group getting bigger after shooting 20 or more rounds, due to the 22" sporter barrel with the 0.590 tip diameter.

So I ordered a Creedmoor Shilen Select Match ( grade higher than Match) in 26" bull profile, with Savages it's just take off the old, install the new and set the headspace in 20 seconds.

What was great was the barrel was in stock, ordered on Monday, shipped on Wednesday will arrive next Tuesday.

The sporter barrel will make a great light weight hunter eventually. Will try for under 7 pounds with scope. Will probably use a Boyds hunter model, with a lot of the forearm and butt area hollowed out. Some people have been able to cut out close to 2 pounds. When hunting I won't be shooting until the barrel heats up, so the stock barrel will be perfect. The Creedmore is flatter shooting than the 308, with less recoil. The factory loads are good enough for taking 1000 yard matches and just about any North American elk or deer. Just ordered some 129 grn Interbond, have 140 berger VLD, 130 Berger VLD, Superperformance 129 SST, 123 and 120 grn, and Hornady 95 grn. Also 140 A Max and of course the 142 SMKs.

Frost84
03-29-2013, 07:30 PM
So this model gives you a good action, decent barrel but needs a better stock? Since I've never laid my paws on a 6.5CM case to compare, I assume .308 mags will work? I need about 10 in a mag...

Trying to talk myself into one of these, lol.

The Savage Accustock is quite rigid. I dont think there is much to be gained accuracy wise with an aftermarket stock. IMHO

The barrel on my Model 10 predator is .750 at the muzzle and 24" length. It is a tapered varmint contour

caa4612
04-06-2013, 12:43 AM
I just got the Savage model 10 Max-1 in. 6.5 CM at the end of last year. I got it too late to hunt with it, so I don't have any real world experience with it yet. That model comes with the bedded stock...I can't remember what they call it. I also have the model 10 predator in .243 and it is an absolute tack driver but it doesn't have the bedded stock. I'd imagine the 6.5 would be just as accurate if not more. I recommend the savages. Sweet shooters.

breastroker
04-20-2013, 02:31 PM
Savages are like ARs, anyone with thumbs can work on them. Lots of eye candy that anyone can install.

346CI
04-20-2013, 02:42 PM
I don't see this rifle listed with my distributor but will be calling them to check. That rifle would be great for Butner.

I do plan to get one but need to get my paws on some ammo first...