Shorty hunting builds

Jbail1

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Wanting to put an 18” 6.5 creedmoor hunter together and looking for ideas. It needs to be lightish, but ultralight isn’t necessary. Thinking McMillan hunter stock, Defiance hunter SA, and something in the neighborhood of a bartlien 3B fluted barrel.

If you have something similar, I’d like to hear specs and weight.
 

WVHick

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Not quite as short as 18”, but here’s a 22” 260 AI I did on a Proof barrel for a deer hunting gun.

Manners EH6A (adjustable adds almost a pound weight over the standard EH6 sadly)

APA Bottom Metal
Schmidt & Bender Klassik 3-12x44

Total weight with ThunderBeast Ultra 7 is a little over 9 lbs.
 

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Jbail1

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Not quite as short as 18”, but here’s a 22” 260 AI I did on a Proof barrel for a deer hunting gun.

Manners EH6A (adjustable adds almost a pound weight over the standard EH6 sadly)

APA Bottom Metal
Schmidt & Bender Klassik 3-12x44

Total weight with ThunderBeast Ultra 7 is a little over 9 lbs.
How do you like that PR barrel? I have one on a 30-06 and it was hell getting a load worked up for it.
 

WVHick

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I like it so far. I went to the range last weekend and got started on load development. I’m using 143gr ELD-X and they liked about .030 of jump. Nothing shot well until I got to around .020 of jump.
 

Graywolf.260

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Putting together a 20” 6.5 hunter. Should be here next week. 7 5 lb hammer. Around 10lb with harvester can and Hensoldt 3-12. T3X CTR, lol
 
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blacktaco

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Hopefully my new Seekins Havak in 6.5Creed comes in tomorrow :) soooo excited to finally have a decent hunting setup!
 

blacktaco

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Although it’s not short, but I did plan on hunting with can on.
Debated cutting from 24” to 20”.
Will that 4” be really noticeable out to 1000 - this is my first 6.5.
 

wade2big

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Although it’s not short, but I did plan on hunting with can on.
Debated cutting from 24” to 20”.
Will that 4” be really noticeable out to 1000 - this is my first 6.5.
If you are hunting i am really not sure 1000yards comes into play. Just walk a little closer and you will be fine. Lol
 
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Jbail1

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Just ordered a nitride defiant hunter SA. Thinking I may drop the barrel contour to a #3 and going with the McMillan hunter stock to save a little weight. Hoping the whole package comes in around 8#.
 
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wadebrown

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Planning on taking a 20 inch 9.3 x 62 Mauser 98 bear hunting next spring, instead of the 375 Ruger on a Rem 700 that I have taken in the past. Granted you can take bear with less I don't mind the recoil of the 375 Ruger at all kind of a nice push. The Mauser build will be a classic looking build on a nice hunk of walnut. A 9.3 x 62 on a 98 in a piece of Walnut kind of a classic trifecta. You can kill most of the animals we have on this continent with many guns so we take out what we like and want.
 

BLKWLFK9

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5rWill has a pretty kick ass 18" 6.5x47L. I've got a 22" 6.5 PRC barrel on its way here. Ready to see how the 135gr JLKs do out of it.
 

BallisticPrimate

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20 inch tikka lite 6.5 Creed. With the Southfort labs carbon stock, Bushnell LRTSi, and Atlas bipod it's dead on 8.8lbs

I'm going to work up a load with 147gr Eldm's.

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