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Elknut33
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Aug-27-17, 
02:23 PM (MST)
"6.5 Creedmoor and elk"

I recently purchased a 6.5 for deer and predators, but I thought that I might also use it for a cow elk hunt later this year. I would appreciate any feedback from anyone with firsthand knowledge on how this round does on larger game. Thanks

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: 6.5 Creedm...  elkantlers      Aug-27-17   1 
  RE: 6.5 Creedm...  Stubaby      Aug-27-17   2 
   RE: 6.5 Creedm...  N_Corey      Aug-27-17   3 
    RE: 6.5 Creedm...  desertpoint...      Aug-27-17   4 
     RE: 6.5 Creedm...  D6native      Aug-27-17   5 
    RE: 6.5 Creedm...  elkantlers      Aug-28-17   9 
 RE: 6.5 Creedm...  Elknut33      Aug-28-17   6 
 RE: 6.5 Creedm...  30Hart      Aug-28-17   7 
  RE: 6.5 Creedm...  Millsworks      Aug-28-17   8 
 RE: 6.5 Creedm...  Joe2Kool      Aug-28-17   10 
  RE: 6.5 Creedm...  Millsworks      Aug-28-17   11 
 RE: 6.5 Creedm...  Buckjunkie      Aug-28-17   12 
 RE: 6.5 Creedm...  freaknasty      Aug-29-17   13 
  RE: 6.5 Creedm...  BeanMan      Aug-29-17   14 
   RE: 6.5 Creedm...  Zeke      Aug-29-17   15 
    RE: 6.5 Creedm...  mtmuley      Aug-29-17   16 
 RE: 6.5 Creedm...  JumpinJ      Aug-31-17   17 

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elkantlers
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Aug-27-17, 
03:09 PM (MST)
1. "RE: 6.5 Creedmoor and elk"

Never shot a Creedmore, But we have killed several elk with the 6.5x284 which is just a bit faster. 140gr, 6.5mm bullets just flat out kill stuff. I have been super impressed with that caliber and wouldn't hesitate to use them on elk.

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Stubaby
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Aug-27-17, 
04:00 PM (MST)
2. "RE: 6.5 Creedmoor and elk"


I just switched from a 7 mag to a 6.5 creedmoor. 143 grain eldx going 2794fps. No elk on earth is going to walk very far from that load in the rib cage.

I know guys who dump elk in their tracks with 6.5x47 lapuas.

"That's a special feeling, Lloyd"

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N_Corey
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Aug-27-17, 
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3. "RE: 6.5 Creedmoor and elk"

What velocity do you get out of the 6.5x284.

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Aug-27-17, 
06:48 PM (MST)
4. "RE: 6.5 Creedmoor and elk"

I have killed three elk with my 6.5x284 so far. It makes quick work only one of the elk required a second shot.

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Aug-27-17, 
06:57 PM (MST)
5. "RE: 6.5 Creedmoor and elk"

Since N_corey needs to know, 6.5x284 will send a 140 at 2975 fps in a 26" bbl with zero pressure. More bbl and preassure lead to higher velocity.

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elkantlers
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Aug-28-17, 
12:28 PM (MST)
9. "RE: 6.5 Creedmoor and elk"

>What velocity do you get out
>of the 6.5x284.


I get 2925fps with 56gr Retumbo pushing a 140gr Berger Hunting VLD.

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Elknut33
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Aug-28-17, 
07:33 AM (MST)
6. "RE: 6.5 Creedmoor and elk"

Thanks for the replies. I'm planning on using Hornady 143gr ELD x precision hunter ammo, hopefully I'll have some success to show after the hunt.

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30Hart
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Aug-28-17, 
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7. "RE: 6.5 Creedmoor and elk"

My 15 year old daughter used one with 127 grain Barnes bullets on a cow buffalo and it did everything I would want it to do...cow elk will not be a problem. BTW those Barnes 127 grain factory ammo shot between 1/4 and 1/2 inch at a hundred and 2 1/2 inches at 400 yards.

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Millsworks
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Aug-28-17, 
11:31 AM (MST)
8. "RE: 6.5 Creedmoor and elk"

Comparing the 6.5 creedmore to the 6.5x284 is like comparing the .308 to the 300 win mag.
Definitely not the same.

Regardless though, the little creedmore will take game with similar results as the .243 win and is plenty of gun since it can handle 140gr. bullets.

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Joe2Kool
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Aug-28-17, 
07:10 PM (MST)
10. "RE: 6.5 Creedmoor and elk"

I don't have any experience with either 6.5 load, but I am somewhat surprised at the responses.

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Millsworks
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Aug-28-17, 
08:19 PM (MST)
11. "RE: 6.5 Creedmoor and elk"

Creedmore wouldn't be my first choice for large game, but lots of guys take lots of stuff with it.

I'm a magnum kind of person for the most part, but a small to medium caliber in a light rifle is what I use in dense deer woods all the time.
The REM. .260 is my little favorite.
Use what you like. Happy hunting and good luck this year.

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Buckjunkie
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Aug-28-17, 
08:55 PM (MST)
12. "RE: 6.5 Creedmoor and elk"

Elk - there is a lot of difference between a calm younger elk and a big bull that is fired up. A 6.5 will be effective on calm animals at reasonable ranges, but not so much on a bigger bull or an adrenaline charged younger animal. You lose the shock factor.

Good elk medicine starts with the 7 Mag and goes up from there. And if you are hunting coastal Roosevelt Elk go big and heavy for caliber for the bullet. Some of those bulls make a Rocky look like a calf.

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Aug-29-17, 
01:30 AM (MST)
13. "RE: 6.5 Creedmoor and elk"

I'm going to buy 2 of these for my daughters for their elk hunt coming up. I've guided for 24 years and have heard a lot of different opinions on calibers and fps and on and on.What it all comes comes down to is shot placement. (AM I WRONG???)so shoot what ever you are most comfortable with and be patient for the right shot. I'm not saying it has to be perfectly broad side either cuz we don't live in a perfect world, but use good sound judgement and good ethics. don't for get to post those pics.


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Aug-29-17, 
08:21 AM (MST)
14. "RE: 6.5 Creedmoor and elk"

My Wife has killed several elk with her .243. She is a good shot and only takes perfect shorter ranges shots. If you shoot well and select a decent bullet you can expect to kill elk.

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Aug-29-17, 
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15. "RE: 6.5 Creedmoor and elk"

I too think the 6.5 Creedmoor will kill elk. The 130 Accubond is "almost" like shooting them with a 270 Win and that's my current self-imposed minimum. Mega-metric tons of elk have been slain with smaller cartridges so you know it can work.

Better bullets have made smaller calibers and cartridges quite acceptable if you pick the right one...and not all guys do. IMHO I've found pounds of bullets in my elk, and other's, over the years. Enough to know what performance I like and what I don't.

Like others, I'm a magnum guy on big bulls. There's no question about penetration at all reasonable ranges and angles when using a "big" gun. There's just no doubt when you use enough gun.

Zeke
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Aug-29-17, 
05:01 PM (MST)
16. "RE: 6.5 Creedmoor and elk"

The Crudmore is "magic" man. mtmuley

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Aug-31-17, 
06:27 AM (MST)
17. "RE: 6.5 Creedmoor and elk"

I use Nosler partition hand loads in my 6.5 from the 129 gr (which they don't make anymore) to currently the 140 gr partition. Best bullet by far for me. Right around 20 elk have fallen for me with this combination.

Can't go wrong with Hornady Interlocks

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