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Thread: 6.5 Creedmoor search is over

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    Default 6.5 Creedmoor search is over

    I looked around, handled a lot of rifles and ended up settling with a Savage Axis II SS. After playing at the range with my buddies Savage I was very impressed and decided I'd go with that one. The accutrigger is top notch and extremely easy to adjust even on the fly. Hell, if you brought the tool you could adjust it in the field in about 2 minutes. I wanted to shoot the rifle so my buddy took the scope off his .22-250 and we setup my 6.5. Just got back from the range and here are my first thoughts...

    1) Hot damn is it accurate! .5 MOA out of the box using cheap factory loads
    2) Flat as can be. .5" low at 25yrds is equal to about .25" low at 100yrds
    3) It might be the rifle being light but it bucks. Not unreasonable but certainly wouldn't hand it to the wife.

    This is the group I shot out of the box with Winchester Deer Season XP in 125grains using a Vortex Crossfire II 4-12x40 and the Savage Axis II SS




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    I like the stock and stainless which make awesome hunting rifles. The group is impressive.
    Leave my rifle, my fishing pole, my traps, and leave me be.

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    Looks good Matt. However, a miss is on you and not the equipment now.
    I've already told you more than I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDK View Post
    Looks good Matt. However, a miss is on you and not the equipment now.
    That 6.5 creed is a great cartridge for Matt now that he is a central Maine hunter and will only be sitting in the truck from now on watching the power lines.
    Last edited by WetWool; 08-09-2018 at 09:23 AM.

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    Married and living in central Maine. Might as well buy a Ford Fiesta.
    I've already told you more than I know.

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    Matt, my buddy built his creedmore out of a Savage Axis 2 as well. If this is going to be a "fun, plinking" gun I would throw a muzzle brake on it, it will reduce the recoil quite a bit. He also put his in a chassis, got a bigger bolt handle, upgraded the trigger and added a brake. Not sure if your rifle has a threaded barrel or not but if not they make clamp on brakes as well.

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    Good luck with the new rifle

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    Nice shooting. The 6.5 has been all the rage for a bit now. You planning on getting into some long range shooting?
    I love it when a plan comes together!

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    Congratulations , always nice to get a new shooting iron. Looking at the ballistics, 140 gr. bullet /2700 fps. I'd never guess it was a hard kicker.
    Fly and light tackle fishing with Captain Steve Burnett....
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