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Old 01-07-2018, 08:32 PM
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Default Cheap 6.5 Creedmoor

I decided I wanted to play with the 6.5 Creedmoor and going the cheap route. Have a T/C Compass coming and a Leupold Marksman ($150 at Cabelas) coming. I will attach the suppressor and see if I can shoot a few pigs after getting it sighted in. With the low price and the $75 rebate (or prepaid master card now) it was hard to resist
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Old 01-07-2018, 09:46 PM
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Just got a Compass myself with Vortex Crossfire and shot it last weekend.
For the price, it's a solid rifle IMO. I only sighted in at 25 yds (time limited) and got 1" groups with Hornady American Whitetail ammo. Going back next weekend to tune it to 100 yds.
At $300, I'm pleased so far. The only negative for me, I'm not a fan of the safety. I'd prefer a tang style on the rear, but I can live with it.
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Old 01-07-2018, 09:54 PM
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I shot my creed to 500, long skinny 6.5 bullets from what I hear on compass if u find the right one it'll shoot.
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Shot mine today at 700yds and 1,600yds. The cartridge has no problems stretching its legs.
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I bought a Winchester XPR just the other day... should be able to pick it up tomorrow. I got a good deal on it, too, and was thinking about putting a Vortex Diamondback on it. I've never had a Vortex before but I see/hear a lot of folks talking good about them.
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Old 01-08-2018, 10:09 PM
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was thinking about putting a Vortex Diamondback on it. I've never had a Vortex before but I see/hear a lot of folks talking good about them.
For about $100 more you could get a SWFA and have a much more durable and reliable optic. Their 10X is a very good long range scope for those on a budget and built tough. I would put the tracking and zero retention in the SWFA's up against any Vortex, short of the Gen II Razors.
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For about $100 more you could get a SWFA and have a much more durable and reliable optic. Their 10X is a very good long range scope for those on a budget and built tough. I would put the tracking and zero retention in the SWFA's up against any Vortex, short of the Gen II Razors.
Thanks for the info. The last two/three scopes I've bought were Leopold VX2 which are in that price range ($299 unless they are on sale). I've got a deck of Academy gift cards (Christmas stocking stuffers) that I was planning to use so I'm kind of limited to what they carry. I don't see the SWFAs there I'm definitely open to other brands, though if there's a better choice (that Academy carries) in that price range.
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Thanks for the info. The last two/three scopes I've bought were Leopold VX2 which are in that price range ($299 unless they are on sale). I've got a deck of Academy gift cards (Christmas stocking stuffers) that I was planning to use so I'm kind of limited to what they carry. I don't see the SWFAs there I'm definitely open to other brands, though if there's a better choice (that Academy carries) in that price range.
Look into the Diamondback tactical 4-12x. Ruger did a little video where they threw one on a stock Amercan predator 6.5creed and got hits at 1000yds. For the price, its a very nice scope, and offers pretty good tracking. Will get the job done at a decent starter scope price. I believe they run around $350?
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Just picked up the Compass from the dealer. It feels pretty solid and about right weight wise. I like the way it handles better than the Ruger Americans I have tried. According to UPS the scope should be here tomorrow and I already have the rings. Picked up some Winchester 125 gr ammo to try out. Man them are some pointy bullets!
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Friend of mine is buying a 6.5 in the Ruger Predator sometime this year and I'll be anxious to shoot it and see how it does. For the price of the TC that's hard to say no to! I'm curious to hear about how you like that scope too. I'm in the market for some good cheap glass for a gun and it's been on my list.
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Look into the Diamondback tactical 4-12x. Ruger did a little video where they threw one on a stock Amercan predator 6.5creed and got hits at 1000yds. For the price, its a very nice scope, and offers pretty good tracking. Will get the job done at a decent starter scope price. I believe they run around $350?
I intend this to be a hunting rifle so long range isn't going to be an issue (at least, not anywhere near 1000yds). Someone I know has a Nikon ProStaff 5 3.5-14 that he likes so that's another bargain one for me to check out. I'm not totally sold on 14x, though. I think it might be a little much, thinking about 12x if I can find something.
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I intend this to be a hunting rifle so long range isn't going to be an issue (at least, not anywhere near 1000yds). Someone I know has a Nikon ProStaff 5 3.5-14 that he likes so that's another bargain one for me to check out. I'm not totally sold on 14x, though. I think it might be a little much, thinking about 12x if I can find something.
Vortex Diamondback HP 3x12x42 is one you might want to look at.
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I bought the compass 6.5 creedmoor a few months back and I did get the rebate a couple of weeks back (it was a check). Been tinkering with the loads in it and using a Speer 140 grain Hot Core flat base bullet with IMR4451 powder, I have gotten it to 1/2 MOA. Don't think I can do that every time (probably operator), but it has been 1 MOA or better every trip out with that load.

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UPS sent me notification that they delivered the Leupold. I will have to sight it in in the morning and try to pop a deer or pig tomorrow afternoon (or night for the piggies)
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Mounted the scope tonight and did a quick bore sight and it looks pretty close. I will get her dialed in in the morning. I like the way this gun looks and feels!
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Got it sighted in 2.5 inches high at 100 yards. 5 shots in a 1/2 inch group with 125gr Winchester ammo. With the suppressor it is not too bad sound wise. Recoil is negligible. I am liking this gun more and more
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