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Re: Poor Cartridges for Long Range Hunting – The Real Gunsmith

23 Sep 2018
@ 12:38 am (GMT)

Simon Crowther

David - thanks for the reply. I don't have anything against the Creedmore, I'm just sick of salesmen trying to sell me one.

For the sort of hunting I do most centerfires 243 and upwards will do, although I fancy a 30-06. I'm using a 7mm-08 at the moment, and I really wanted a 308 but the rifle I wanted wasn't in stock in that caliber.

My method of choosing calibers when buying a rifle is to look at the shelves in the nearby gunshops and see what is the most plentyfull and cheapest and I reload. After all a rifle without bullets is an ornament.

The 6.5 Creedmore ammo was expensive not so long ago, hence the reason I didn't want one. I'm getting irked though by the constant marketing and salesmen that look at me in disbelief when I tell them I don't want a Creedmore.

I'm sure the Creedmore is fine out to around 500 yards but I think its got to be marginal out at a 1000 yards plus. All academic to me though and I'm beginning to wish I hadn't started this thread.

Thanks again for the reply.


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