The 6.5CM is the new cool kid on the block.I'm 59 and been shooting pretty much my whole life. I was thinking that if I was a younger new shooter I might be be more of a 6.5 fan but after shooting 308 and 270 for years I don't see a need to switch. I do like the 6.5 cm just think it was overhyped.
Well it is cool but not exactly new......think it has been around since 2007? Someone correct me if I am wrong on the yearThe 6.5CM is the new cool kid on the block.
many of the people who tout its performance over the .308 at extended range can’t even shoot a decent group at 100-yards much less 1000-yards. Still, it’s cool for bragging rights.
Like you, I’ve seen a bunch of new cartridges come with the promise of being a true “do it all” round only to find out the old standards still compete just fine. If they ever develop a way to put 308 performance in an AR-15 lower then it will be a game changer. By then though I think we’ll have an energy weapon and it won’t matter.I bought up a bunch of 6.8 spc mags a couple gun crisis ago. Thought that was where stuff was headed. I was way wrong..
Having 5.56 with heavy bullets or 308 seems like a lot of choices allready. And i stock both those ammo types now.
I had the same thought reading Timmy bigtimes post. Shooting targets is much different than animals. I’m good to at least 700 yards with my .223 and good >75 grain bullets for targets. For deer at over 300 yards, I feel you are approaching needing something in the magnum class of cartridges. By the time you get to 400-500 then I honestly feel you owe it to the animal to hit it with something more than a light recoiling round can deliver.Using smaller and lighter bullets on large game requires much more ideal conditions than most hunters encounter in the woods. It can be done, but you have to stay within certain parameters to be effective.
Hey, I'm a huge 40 cal fan, I'm also a 9mm and 45 fan.Best round out there. There's going to be some hate, same as .40 in a pistol.
Just love how it's flatter shooting than a .308, and the shelf ammo is as acurate as anything I can hand load. It was purpose made from the start for long range performance without pushing the cartridge to it's limits.
Well..If I want to shoot a 70 grain bullet, I’ll take the 243 & leave the AR home. The Valkyrie case leaves much on the table fitting into an AR action.
The 243 firing that 70 grain bullet has much more performance. Yes I know, many only see the AR platform.
For long range steel shooting, I use 6 Creed.A lot of those PRS long range guys are now jumping over to the 6mm dasher, 22 dasher, 6mm creedmoor and what ever new comes along. The new Hornady ARC cartridge is really being pushed now in the AR platform. Me, I'm partial to my do all for what I need 308.