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27 minutes ago, Buckmaster7600 said:

This video/podcast was very interesting. I’m not a big fan of the 6.5cm but it’s here to stay!

 

I prefer 7mm08, but I did purchase a 6.5cm savage for my nephew. He took his first deer with it.  

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Didn’t get a chance to watch the video yet, but as someone that’s been around guns all my life (58), I remember clearly how guides and outfitters frowned at the 7 mm Remington mag for elk, moose or the brown bears. Now guys are using the 6.5 rounds and being cheered on. Change can’t be stopped is about the only lesson there. 

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I've seen it. Love those videos they put out. 6.5 creedmoor is here to stay now. it's every where. I only dislike it when places stock it as the best thing since sliced bread and not other offerings. When Dick Sporting Good's Field and Stream in Latham was in its home stretch half their shelves were chambered in 6.5 creedmoor.  

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It seems like there are a ton of people who have gotten into long range and ultra long range shooting lately, and there is so much talk about all these new rounds and the ballistics behind them. Realistically a 6.5 has similar ballistics as a .308 until you start getting out past 500 yards. Most normal hunters are not taking shots that far unless you're out after mountain goats or out in the Plains states, but if you are a competitive or recreational long range shooter I can see the appeal.

Plus, there are always the people who have to have the latest and greatest thing, or people who believe the "new thing" is going to make them better (when they really just need to practice more). either way the marketing works and it helps keep the firearms and ammo companies open which is good for all sportsmen.

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16 hours ago, The Back 40 said:

It seems like there are a ton of people who have gotten into long range and ultra long range shooting lately, and there is so much talk about all these new rounds and the ballistics behind them. Realistically a 6.5 has similar ballistics as a .308 until you start getting out past 500 yards. Most normal hunters are not taking shots that far unless you're out after mountain goats or out in the Plains states, but if you are a competitive or recreational long range shooter I can see the appeal.

Plus, there are always the people who have to have the latest and greatest thing, or people who believe the "new thing" is going to make them better (when they really just need to practice more). either way the marketing works and it helps keep the firearms and ammo companies open which is good for all sportsmen.

i hunt a good portion of the time on the family hay farm. most of my shots now easy to access field locations on management doe or the occasional above well average buck at distances of around 200 to 350ish yards. whether it's a 30-06, 7-08, 300 win mag, or other one of my rifles chambered similar cartridge it all the same. there's some kind of fairly small drop and wind drift to account for that i need to know. i always carry a rangefinder. whether i dial, use reticle, or hold its figured out and none of them provide much of an advantage over the other. around 100 or less yards and you might as well include any caliber that's deer capable.  recreational shooting rifles chambered for 6.5 typically give you confidence boosting accuracy, barely any recoil, and readily available ammo so there's plenty of appeal compared to the old thumper of a rifle that's practical but you dust off just prior to deer season.

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