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    Default Talk me into this, 6.5 Creedmore

    (We have plenty of talk me out of this threads so lets try something new.)

    Here is the situation:
    Took my highschooler to the range and he insisted on firing a 30-06 with 150grain hinting rounds. Since he is about 125lb, the results were predictable, lots of flinching. So....

    I'm thinking of setting him (me) up with a 6.5 Creedmore, Ruger Predator with the AI type mags. To top it off I am thinking a Luppy AR Mod 1 3-9 x 40 with TMR reticle, mil/mil. This setup is in budget, but could get stretched a bit. The local vendor stocks Luppy and Vortex so other choices around $500 so the scope could be changed up a bit.

    Even though I have grand visions of long range shooting, most of the rounds will be on my local range which is 100 and 200 yards. Once we get good enough we may stretch it and go to Pawnee for some longer range work.

    Is this a good setup for a smaller teen? I think the 6.5 Creed will do elk so that should be good enough for eventual hunts. Lighter end of bullets should keep recoil managable, and for 200yrds that should be a good enough setup. Mil/mil scope will keep things simpler.

    Help me out and let me know what you think of this setup.

    Thanks!

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    Had a friend purchase a Savage Axis II combo in 6.5 Creedmoor and we sighted it in last week down on Fort Carson public range.
    New rifle, new shooter- got it sighted in and grouping about a 4" group during break in. After 40 rounds it started to settle down as he got used to the gun Groups dropped to around and inch.
    He let his 10 year old shoot it as well with no issues. Light recoil even compared to the 308. Spotted for his son and after calling him in had him hitting steel at 700 yards on range 1. He was stoked!
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    Sounds good to me, only I would get the 6.5 Creedmoor, it is a little more common so ammo is a little cheaper

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedave1164 View Post
    Sounds good to me, only I would get the 6.5 Creedmoor, it is a little more common so ammo is a little cheaper
    Yes but you get so much more from a Creedmore!


    Thanks for your feedback folks.
    I will let him get better and then might find a ffp scope with more magnification.

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    Those ruger american's are a great bang for the buck investment.
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    1st range report:
    This rifle is stupid accurate. The 1st shot was 9 o'clock 3" off. Adjusted it to zero at 50 and lit off 3 rouds. 1/4 to 3/8 vertical group, all holes touching.
    Moved to 100, and shot three shot groups on 3 targets. First one 1/2" verical group. Second 2 were 1/4 apart, last was low for about 1" group and I feel like I pulled it. Last set was 1/2 group horizontal. On this one I started gripping the front end tight, before that it was just using my support hand on the rear bag.
    This is just using Armscore 123gr off the shelf fodder, and the stock trigger weight.

    I think as long as I grip the stock consistently and don't get the barrel hot this thing is a gem. Can't wait to try some other loads and see if it gets even better.

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    What rifle did you buy? Thinking about rebarreling my Axis to 6.5 Creedmore, and building an AR in that caliber as well. Also interested in being talked into this round.

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    Ruger Predator with AI mags. Topped with a Leupold 3-9 Mod AR.
    Better than just a hunting rig, less than a precision gun, but a great combo.

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    You would use as a hunting rig though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irving View Post
    What rifle did you buy? Thinking about rebarreling my Axis to 6.5 Creedmore, and building an AR in that caliber as well. Also interested in being talked into this round.

    Before you go that route, check to see if there are aftermarket stocks available. The ruger american will run $400 ish OTD.
    http://northlandshooterssupply.com/b...terion-savage/
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