MemberAugust 1, 2018 at 3:33 pm105 Bullseyes
All good points by Eric but heres my personal take on it…
The only reason to choose a 6.5 creedmoor over a 260 is price and availability of factory ammo….thats the only thing the 6.5 Creed will have over the 260…for 99.9 percent of the general public.
If you are an experienced shooter and reloader, the 260 still seems to be the preferred choice…its edges out the 6.5 in every category.
Projectile advantage, over one or the other is all hype between the 2…most guys will never take advantage over the slight extra OAL the creed will allow with 140gr bullets, and the ogive design on most new projectiles effect this setting depth so much that its put both pretty much on par again.
You can't go wrong with either if price is not an option for ammo…Its only when someone shoots a new record using the newer 6.5 that everyone jumps back on the band wagon and the 6.5 is the best thing ever again…the 6.5 might not have been born if the 260 had the newer generation of shooters backing it the same way.
Anyone and everyone will be happy with whatever they choose in this 260 versus 6.5 debate.