I own a 300wsm and 30.06. I am considering purchasing another rifle for mainly my children to use as the grow up. Think a 6.5 CM or 260 Rem would be a good option. Which one is better and why? I am a reloader.
ton,s of cheap 243-7mm08-308 cases for reloading the 260 rem. my own choice would be a 6.5x55, i own a cz 550 in 6.5x55 with a 24 'barrel and 1x8 twist and loading N 560 i can get 2900 fps with no problems at all with a 139 gr bullet.
Pretty much the same ballistically, along with the 6.5x55. Flip a coin. However, my choice would be the 6.5 Creedmoor, just due to the fact that there are a greater number of factory loads available. If they like the rifle and eventually leave home with it, you may not be local to load for it.
I would pick the 260 but I just have a personal vendetta against long range shooting (which it was designed for). Imo the Creedmoor is still a fad, although ammo should be readily available in the distant future since so many rifles are out there.
The 260 has plenty of factory ammo and easy to reload. It's an underrated classic. If I was buying a nice wood stock blued rifle, it would be the 260 over the 6.5
Of the 2 choices I went with the .260 years ago (had Douglas barrel co rebarrel a ruger no. 1) very simple to reload. I've used several bullets and weight with no issues. Settled on 143 gr eld-x. Rifle out shoots me. Fantastic under rated cartridge. Used on whitails, few hogs, and pleasure shooting.
Get them a 25-06 257 weatherby or 257 AI and they'll shoot it for life. Otherwise get them a larger case 6.5 they really don't recoil much. Check out the better than needmore options offered by weatherby, the two smaller cartridges than the 6.5-300.
6.5CM, is it better than the 260 no. It is a little shorter so you can load bullets longer to take advantage of the case. I like the 130gr class of bullets for the 6.5 for a balance of speed. With 130s was getting right at 2900fps using H4350. Hornady makes really good ammo for it, have made hits on less than 1/2 MOA targets past 500 yards with factory ammo. It is a well balanced round. It has killed, Elk, Nilgai, Black bear, deer, hogs. With the bullets available today you have many options.
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