- August 5, 2018 at 7:04 pm #68702Rattlesnake CharlieParticipant
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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.
- August 6, 2018 at 12:01 pm #68716GoodsteelKeymaster
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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.
- October 3, 2018 at 5:31 pm #68860Brodie BrickeyParticipant
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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
- October 4, 2018 at 6:55 pm #68861JniedbalskiParticipant
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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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