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I posted about this Ruger 6.5 that I purchased a few months ago for a steal. The gun as you see it with the Sig optic, bipod and a pelican case was $1200. The first group I fired out of the gun was a .90” group using 123gr ELD match and 38.3gr Varget at 2.67 OAL. Today I tried 120gr ELD Match using the same load of 38.3gr Varget at 2.67 OAL.

I only had 20 of the bullets which a buddy had given me to try, so I loaded 7 and fired away. The first 5 were one hole. I should have stopped there, but just had to fire the last two and mucked it up. Still…..the group was 0.80”.

There was a guy next to me shooting a Daniel Defense 6.5 bolt gun with a high power Night Force scope. I believe he stated he had over 6k in the gun with optics and mounts and my Ruger shot circles around his. Most of his groups were 1.5” or more. He was not happy……but I am Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin





 
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Very nice. Cool
I have all of my parts for my first 6.5CM but not yet completed mine.
Kinda hot out there so I haven't been pushing myself to build it, but soon!
Nice shooting.
 
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There was a guy next to me shooting a Daniel Defense 6.5 bolt gun with a high power Night Force scope. I believe he stated he had over 6k in the gun with optics and mounts and my Ruger shot circles around his. Most of his groups were 1.5” or more. He was not happy……but I am

The DD is almost certainly capable of noticeably more accurate results than your Ruger, but the shooter must be up to the task. For pretty much all modern rifles, the shooter is the weakest link in the chain.

Nice shooting.
Get some distance between you and the target. A 6.5CM at 100 yards is akin to driving a sports car at the speed limits required in a school zone.
 
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I'm in the process of rounding stuff up. I got a blemished PSA lower and tried a BCA side-charging upper-I knew going in, there seemed a 50-50 chance of them mating, but not in my case. So I'll wait for maybe a Labor Day or Black Friday sale at PSA for the upper.

I have 200 rounds of 130 gr. ammo due Monday, some Lancer magazines inbound, and a Bushnell scope already. Had the BCA upper mated, I would've been at $507 on the rifle itself. I'm looking forward to getting everything together, and maybe in time for deer season if upper sales timing works in my favor.
 
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Yeah. Echo Fritz. Get some distance. 100 yds is a Mako shark in a goldfish bowl...
 
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I bought a BCA AR10 and it was too heavy for me so I went with a Winchester XPR in 6.5 with Leupold 3-9x50. Going to use it for KY Deer season.





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Originally posted by usncorpsman:
There was a guy next to me shooting a Daniel Defense 6.5 bolt gun with a high power Night Force scope. I believe he stated he had over 6k in the gun with optics and mounts and my Ruger shot circles around his. Most of his groups were 1.5” or more. He was not happy……but I am Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

That’s interesting, but there's “unknowns” about the guy shooting the DD 6.5 bolt gun, such as his ability, it’s too bad you couldn’t have traded guns for a few rounds.

My Sharps/JP Enterprise shoots much tighter groups than my SIG SSG 3000 using the same load, both guns have the same length & twist barrels, while the triggers are different of course both are 3 pounds, and have comparable optics.
I’m sure the SIG will do better, one of these days I’m going to get around to working up another load for it.


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his ability

Based on what I’ve seen when watching other people shoot from a bench and my own experiences, I agree totally. Regardless the precision of the rifle, sight, and ammunition, one doesn’t shoot seven-shot 0.8" groups at 100 yards—even if it’s just one—without having some skill at the art, and it’s far less common than we might think.

But as I keep urging people to do, selecting targets that help us minimize aiming errors can help us keep our groups small. Big circles that allow our point of aim to wander around even a little can make it more difficult to ensure it’s the same for every shot. Wink

I am curious what that scope is. You probably posted it before, but I can’t find it now.




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Originally posted by kimberkid:
his ability

Based on what I’ve seen when watching other people shoot from a bench and my own experiences, I agree totally. Regardless the precision of the rifle, sight, and ammunition, one doesn’t shoot seven-shot 0.8" groups at 100 yards—even if it’s just one—without having some skill at the art, and it’s far less common than we might think.

But as I keep urging people to do, selecting targets that help us minimize aiming errors can help us keep our groups small. Big circles that allow our point of aim to wander around even a little can make it more difficult to ensure it’s the same for every shot. Wink

I am curious what that scope is. You probably posted it before, but I can’t find it now.


Hello Sir,

The scope is an Sig Tango 6. It has a small center dot which helps to shoot smaller groups.

If you look at the group from the RPR, it is a 5 shot .89 group at a 1” target. Aim small…..miss small. Big Grin

 
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Aim small…..miss small. Big Grin

Indeed, just my point. And very nice. Smile

Thanks for the scope info.




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I’m just here to agree with the OP.

The 6.5 Creedmoor was one of those rounds I stuck my nose up at. Then I shot an Sig Cross in 6.5.

It is now my go to for hunting and PRS.
 
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I nabbed a Kimber Adirondack 6.5 cm off GB earlier this year in 6.5cm. I wanted a short-ish barrel and light weight for hunting. Taking it a trip this Dec for cow elk. It will likely replace my 30-06 for now.
So far the Kimber 6.5cm has been just plain fun to shoot with a TBAC Ultra 5 on it. shooting out to 500 yards without much fuss. 200 yard zero and easy enough to shoot out to 400.


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Shot my friends Ruger 6.5 CreedMoor at a 100 yard range. He kept saying it was accurate out to 1300 yards (he shoots 1000 yards frequently). It was accurate, but it was surprisingly much softer shooting than I expected given his repeated 1300 yard accuracy comments.
 
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Love my Ruger,6.5.I let the kids shoot it and we had many cloverleaf groups.
Ruger just Donated 6 rifles to our shooting sports Camp
In .308
We use them to teach marksmanship..


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