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Grizz
03-09-2017, 07:04 PM
I have a chance to purchase a 6.5 Creedmoor but have some reservations.....mostly about ammo availability and cost. I know I will eventually re-load but until I can get all the dies, plates and components I'm shooting factory. What do you think....should I come off the ledge or jump???




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hawk-i
03-09-2017, 07:13 PM
If I didn't reload I wouldn't have bought a 6.5 Creedmoor...store bought ammo is around 2.50 per round...just my 2 cents worth though. :)

Grizz
03-09-2017, 07:14 PM
If I didn't reload I wouldn't have bought a 6.5 Creedmoor...store bought ammo is around 2.50 per round...just my 2 cents worth though. :)

Thanks...that's exactly the stuff I'm looking for!!! Generally what's the price on reloaded components?


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Haywire1
03-09-2017, 07:18 PM
I dont see much difference between the cm and the 260 rem. Brass is more available and easier to find for the 260, you supposedly get almost twice the reloads per case out of the 260 rem brass. Performance is almost identical, factory ammo is more common and cheaper for the remington.

Ive looked into both, and in all honesty i would be going 260 Remington for what i have listed, plus the fact the cm is basically just a hornady version of the 260 since the performance is almost identical

Grizz
03-09-2017, 07:21 PM
😞 looks like I may have to stick with the Savage 10BA for reaching out. It's too bad because I REALLY want an RPR but just can't justify purchasing what would end up being my 3rd 308.


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hawk-i
03-09-2017, 07:22 PM
Thanks...that's exactly the stuff I'm looking for!!! Generally what's the price on reloaded components?


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I'm buying Hornady 143 ELD-X's for 52.50/100 ct, last H 4350 powder was 42.00/lbs, Hornady new cases were 52.00/50 ct and 210 primers were 45.00/ 1000 ct.

So 52.5 cents for bullets, 25 cents for powder, 4.5 cents per primer plus 10 cents for case if I get 10 reloads = 92 cents per round.

Justice
03-11-2017, 12:50 PM
"...REALLY want an RPR..." Appears they're not available anyway. Clicking on 'Buy Now' from Gallery of Guns(Ruger's U.S. retailer) on Ruger's site indicates they don't have any either.
Anyway, 6.5mm bullets won't be much fuss. Finding brass/ammo locally might be, but not altogether impossible. It's expensive stuff though. Bullseye London list Hornady ammo starting at $41.99 per 20. They do indicate it as being in stock though. 120, 129, 140 and 143 grain only. $59.99 per 50 for Hornady brass. Cabela's Canada say they have it too.
There are other places like SFRC that list it, so finding ammo shouldn't be too much trouble.

Haywire1
03-11-2017, 01:04 PM
Al flahertys, wolverine, grouse river all list as having a rpr, some with 6.5 cm in stock. So yeah, couple minutes on the internet shows there's lots available. Not to.memtion he can buy one in a different caliber and swap the barrel out for a 6.5 creedmoor since the rpr is designed for that.

As for 120- 143 gr bullets being the "only" ones in stock, well since those are the highest bc bullets, and guys who load are looking for the highest bc per bullet weight, it sort of makes sense. The 160 gr is a very seldom loaded bullet weight for the 6.5 caliber, so it rather makes sense most retailers dont carry it, doesnt it?.

The 260 and the cm are popular all over, and you can either find the ammo locally or order it from online, better shot at a selection of 260 in the local lgs from my observations tho.

JustBen
03-11-2017, 03:34 PM
6.5 creedmore looks like a solid cartridge, but not much different than a 260 Rem.