6.5 "Shorty" Rifle build

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Looking to get a Trued remington action built to a length of 18" in 6.5 creed moor. I understand that I am sacrificing some velocity but the most I will be shooting is around 600 yards max. I will be running this system 100% of the time. To my understand, running heavier bullets will be more beneficial to me (140s) rather than the lighter loads.

I will mostly use this rifle for hunting/target shooting, with a max distance of 600 yards. Already have plenty of 308 guns so going with that caliber is not an issue.

Is anyone else running a system similar to this, if so what do you thinK?
 
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tnc

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Here’s my 6.5 18” built from a trued factory rem 700 with proof stainless barrel. I shoot the 130s to keep my velocity up in the 2720fps range. 140s will be slow in a short barrel. Banging steel at 600 is cake with this set up. Like Frank above, you can take it out much farther than you think.
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Looking to get a Trued remington action built to a length of 18" in 6.5 creed moor. I understand that I am sacrificing some velocity but the most I will be shooting is around 600 yards max. I will be running this system 100% of the time. To my understand, running heavier bullets will be more beneficial to me (140s) rather than the lighter loads.

I will mostly use this rifle for hunting/target shooting, with a max distance of 600 yards. Already have plenty of 308 guns so going with that caliber is not an issue.

Is anyone else running a system similar to this, if so what do you thinK?

For 600 yds check out the 130 grainers .... Your might like
 

SLG

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My Fix has a 20" tube, and I'm still like 9 mils to 1000. Very doable set up. Sorry, that figure is for my 120 Copper hunting loads. The 130's do a bit better.
 
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SLG

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I have some 140's on the way to try, and I bought one box of ELD-X or m (can't remember off hand) to also try, but as of now, I have not tried any above 130, sorry. That 130 berger seems like a pretty nice middle ground, but only testing will tell for sure.
 

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20" 6.5CM here. I can push the 130s and 140s much faster then that of most people with the longer 24 and 26" barrels. Personally, I just don't see the need to ever go any longer.
 
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JFComfort

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This is the inspiration for my build. Cannot wait till I can get the parts together
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We have a rifle currently coming together for a client that is similar to what you’re looking to build. Trued R700, Bartlein 5R (16.5”) in a Manners T4A Elite Tactical with TT trigger and APA brake. I’ll try and remember to post photos when it’s done. We’ve been doing a fair amount of stuff under 20” with Proof CF wrapped barrels too (photo below).



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SLG

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JFComfort, those are both great looking rigs, but what are the specs on the bottom one? May be one of the best looking rifles I've seen.
 

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SLG - have you ran either 140 or 143s out of your 20"? I'm thinking of going with a 20" myself.
I get 2686 FPS with my 21" barrel (suppressed) and factory Hornady 140 ELD-M's. Hornady 120's were 2910. Even with the loss in speed, the 140's do a little better because BC.
 
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PFG

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Dec 13, 2017
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Cant imagine I'm the only one ready to chop off some barrel length after reading this thread.

Nice looking rifles. Thanks to all for sharing.
 
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Cant imagine I'm the only one ready to chop off some barrel length after reading this thread.

Nice looking rifles. Thanks to all for sharing.
After running my 18" Barrett pictured above with 147s at just over 2700 fps, I can say my next Tikka CTR I buy for my wife to use will be a 20" even if my 24" CTR is slinging them at 2900+ fps. :)
 
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Yep. In fact, my 20 CTR is getting a haircut next week.

Taking her down to 18, add the 30 CB break, and then keep waiting for my TBAC ultra 7.
Just glad I am not the only one not so patiently waiting for a TBAC ultra 7 (2 in fact) like have 3 or 4 months more though with my check getting cashed on 10/26/17. :(
 

JFComfort

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JFComfort, those are both great looking rigs, but what are the specs on the bottom one? May be one of the best looking rifles I've seen.
Thank you That’s a recent DMR 16.5” 6.5 CM build we did using a Stiller TAC-30 and Manners stock. The custom Cerakote and external texturing came together really well.
 

5RWill

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Great build Will, what's the total length including the can?
Thank you sir. You know i honestly don't know lol. I think i've been asked this before and never measured. Total barrel length is roughly 24.5" Jon's hellfire adapter with a flat end cap really brings the Omega down in length. It's right at 6.5". I'm heading home tomorrow i'll make sure to grab a tape measure and get an OAL.

It's a little on the heavy side at 12.5lbs, at least it feels heavier than that to me. I can't explain it but it's not a huge difference from the 15lb 20" 308 i used to hunt with. Could in part be due to the forward weight and the long SN-3. I'm planning on putting an AMG on it in a couple of months less that ZL5 from Minox hits with great reviews. Also have a PROOF blank i plan to get barreled for that TL3 in 7 SS for Elk hunting, can't wait to see how that turns out.
 

SLG

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Yes sir, thank you. I work for DMR, a precision rifle manufacturer in Las Vegas.
Well, I have to admit that I'd never heard of you guys, but I just took a look at your site, and things look very nice. If I can make it work while at SHOT next year, I'd love to stop by the shop and check out some of your work. Unless you'll be at SHOT already.

BTW, you really should put a few more pics of that 6.5 up on the site. Too awesome looking.
 
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JFComfort

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Well, I have to admit that I'd never heard of you guys, but I just took a look at your site, and things look very nice. If I can make it work while at SHOT next year, I'd love to stop by the shop and check out some of your work. Unless you'll be at SHOT already.

BTW, you really should put a few more pics of that 6.5 up on the site. Too awesome looking.
Next time I’m updating the site I’ll make sure to add them into the mix! That rifle has been very popular and a couple clients have wanted their own versions of it. We’re getting this one wrapped up.

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