Creedmore cringe

davers

12 pointer
Jul 14, 2014
5,259
Kentucky
While I don't have any experience with the 6.5 Creedmore; I did have a rifle chambered for the 6.5 X 257 Roberts. The darn thing's barrel would heat-up to HOT when I shot targets with it. Never used it for hunting Deer or any game animals. Finally traded it for a .270 rifle, which I liked better.
 

Monteagle

Fawn
Sep 7, 2019
2
Fairdale
Been wanting a 280ai for 20 yrs never got one .i shoot 25.06 and 270 mainly due to i like them and have plenty of supply. Last year i went to buy ammo couldn't find any only 300 legend ended up buying a gun for it since there was literally 20 truck loads of ammo everywhere. Its ok kinda cool it works did the job for my son in law . (He used it not used on him lol) . But i am a solid old-schooler i like the classics but the new stuff has its perks too just hope it dont kill off the old guys too fast
 

Little FR

12 pointer
Nov 10, 2021
4,693
West Kentucky
Been wanting a 280ai for 20 yrs never got one .i shoot 25.06 and 270 mainly due to i like them and have plenty of supply. Last year i went to buy ammo couldn't find any only 300 legend ended up buying a gun for it since there was literally 20 truck loads of ammo everywhere. Its ok kinda cool it works did the job for my son in law . (He used it not used on him lol) . But i am a solid old-schooler i like the classics but the new stuff has its perks too just hope it dont kill off the old guys too fast
Same. When all I could find was piles of 17HM2 and 350 Legend I bought rifles. I wasn’t shooting what I could not replace.

The HM2 is proving to be slightly less wise investment as it is now drying up. The 350 L is getting super expensive. From $12 a box to $30. Glad I bought 4 or 5 boxes while it was cheap.
 
Dec 26, 2003
25
Van Buren, Ohio
If they didn’t come up with new calibers that everyone, just has to have, they wouldn’t sell the stupid number of guns that they sell. People always get caught up in the fads. Even if it costs them a boatload of money. Hell, I’m still using a smoothbore 20 in Ohio and there sure aren’t many people still using them but mine sure has put a ton of venison in the freezer over the last 45 years. And I haven’t dropped $500+ on a new gun every few years. I’d like to compare the cost per pound of my venison and the cost per pound of venison for these guys that get caught up in the latest craze. 😂😂
 

Meatstick

12 pointer
Oct 25, 2013
5,709
Washington County
If they didn’t come up with new calibers that everyone, just has to have, they wouldn’t sell the stupid number of guns that they sell. People always get caught up in the fads. Even if it costs them a boatload of money. Hell, I’m still using a smoothbore 20 in Ohio and there sure aren’t many people still using them but mine sure has put a ton of venison in the freezer over the last 45 years. And I haven’t dropped $500+ on a new gun every few years. I’d like to compare the cost per pound of my venison and the cost per pound of venison for these guys that get caught up in the latest craze. 😂😂
Shew, I'm never gonna do that math
 

Greyghost7

Fawn
May 2, 2022
43
Texas
Don't get caught up in the FAD's of having to have a new caliber gun when manufacturers come out with... 'New gun caliber= new ammo=more $$$ manufacturers math". I look at the ammo BC and downrange response. So when all these NEW caliber start stacking up deer like a few of OUR old tries and true guns 270, 7mm, 30.06 heck even 30.30...then those new guns make nees to be looked at closer. Same goes for ALL the handguns coming out🤪

Retired USMC LtCol
 

Onthedge

6 pointer
Dec 11, 2020
407
South East Ky
If shot placement was good, it was poor bullet selection.


The 6.5 CM is a very good cartridge, no better at killing than any other capable cartridge though. The 6.5 CM was designed by Hornady as a long range target cartridge, it's designed to be efficient and take advantage of high BC .264 (6.5mm) bullets. For .264 shooters it has been a boon for bullets, without it there wouldn't be near as many choices in the caliber.

The 6.5 CM is ballistically twins to the 260 Remington that was introduced by Remington in 1997. Where Remington failed was marketing and barrel twist rate and bullet weight. The model 7 came with a 1-9 twist and the ammo they pushed for it used their 140 bullets. The 1-9 didn't shoot the heavier bullet well and the cartridge fell to the wayside for most folks that don't reload. Screw a 1-7 or a 1-8 barrel on a 260 and the 140 and heavier shoot great.

Where Remington failed Hornady excelled, solid engineering, great marketing and the fact it is a good cartridge led to popularity of the 6.5 man bun.

I have a model 70 in 30-06 that I bought in 1977. In December of 2011 I had shoulder surgery and could no longer take heavy recoil. No more 3 1/2" turkey gun, a 20 gauge took its place, wish I'd done that that years before. I also bought a Savage mdl 16 in 260 Remington and have only deer hunted once with the 30-06 since then.

The 6.5 CM is a great cartridge within it's limits, but it's not the proverbial magic bullet, it still takes the monkey behind the gun to do his job.
I bought a mod 7 in 260 rem when they first came out, I got 1 box each of 140gr and 120gr, to try and they both shoot about the same for me, I like the 140gr the best for deer and the 120gr for varmint.
 

Bowmostofthetime86

6 pointer
Apr 16, 2019
451
Pendleton county
.25-06 .270 .30-06, have always been and always will be as good as it gets for dispatching whitetail. If you want a short action cartridge.308 .243 are the standard by which all others are judged. A 30-30 has and will always serve a hunter well especially on the shots offered in the timber. Been plenty of outlaws put down a lot of deer with a .22 magnum. They will all work.
 

RLWEBB

12 pointer
Nov 30, 2005
10,422
Staffordsville, KY
I own a Tikka Whitetail Hunter in 270 and 30/06. Superb rifles both! Also 30/30 lever by marlin. I was on a 3-year rotation just to get them all out in the field during deer gun season. Then about ten years ago, a tikka T3 in 25/06 seduced me, and after realizing it’s far and away THE most accurate rifle I’ve ever owned I have used it and only it since. With a Core-Lokt billet around 115 grains, I’ve never walked over 80 yards to retrieve my deer most just fall in their tracks. I had 3 rounds left this Fall and took 3 does. Now I cannot find, but there are stacks of 6.5 in many weights. For deer in Ky, give me the 25/06 with no felt recoil! Just my .02 ………
Paintsville Walmart had 25/06 CoreLokt yesterday.
 


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