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      Rattlesnake Charlie
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      Goodsteel, this is likely all your fault.

      Cabelas / Bass Pro Shop is advertising the Savage 10T-SR for $599.99. Looks like it might make a nice deer rifle.

      They are also advertising the Ruger Precision Rifle for $1,399.99. Looks quite formidable. But, I’m not sure I could ever utilize it to its capability. And, I don’t think I would like to carry it for a few miles. I do like the adjustable stock that allows you to get vertical alignment with your scope. I struggle with that often.

      6.5 Creedmoor. Like I need another caliber to load for. I can’t believe I’m even thinking about this.

    • #68716
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      You could send me a rifle you already love, and get me to build you a Carbon fiber tackdriver with a melonited core. I hand lay the carbon myself and the benefits are legion.

      I’ve already got the 6.5 Creedmore reamer too.

      Before you pull the trigger though, take a good hard look at the 6.5X55 Swede.

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      Brodie Brickey
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      Charlie, the 6.5×55 in a modern strong action will do anything that the 6.5 Creedmoor will do with just a small bit more powder and a heck of a lot less pressure and much longer barrel life.  I have rifles in both calibers.  The Creedmoor I got shortly after they came out.  It is a Savage model 16/116 composite stock and is extremely accurate.  The  6.5×55 I acquired from Simpson Ltd. for a pittance and shoots just as good as the Savage.

      The only problem I see with the Savage is I get mildly flattened and cratered primers even with factory ammo.  I have the feeling that these indications mean that my ammo is much hotter than what the book says.  I think it is short throated as ammo loaded to book spec (Lyman ) will crater and flatten primers at beginning load levels.  It came this way from the factory.

      All that being said it is a great cartridge, accurate further than I care to shoot at game, and kills reliably through game as large as elk.  But, I don’t like the pressure problem.  Maybe Goodsteel can give me an idea of what to do about it.  I have yet to chronograph the rounds.  I feel that piece of Information would be very helpful as their is a direct relationship between velocity and pressure (the higher the pressure the higher the velocity) if fps’s are significantly higher than what the manual says they should be I will know that something is seriously wrong.  Brodie


    • #68861
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      I would like to know more about your carbon fiber barrels. What are the benefits over a regular barrel besides weight. How are they made thanks.

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