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Non designated Remington 700 SA barreled action... 6.5 Creed
Euro Optic had these on sale months ago for a killer price. I was looking for an inexpensive set-up for a loaner specialty pistol for my WY-SHOT folks that was easy to purchase ammo for, and was not a 223 Remington.
Hence, a 6.5 Creed with a 1-8 Twist, Sendero Taper.
Jim Rockwell now makes laminated center-grip and rear-grip stocks for a number of actions, and is one of our shooters as well, so I asked him to make one for me. Chris Rhodes, did stock work, bedding, and also chopped the barrel, and put on a Harrel Tactical solid-bottomed brake. I had an extra trigger on hand.
Boy was that barrel nasty from Remington.
Shot it for the first time on Tuesday after bore sighting on a pd mound, and went to killing dogs, and steel. Recoil was nothing. I was curious to the MV, and how it would group on paper. I have found that Hornady American Gunner 6.5 Creed ammo (140 BTHP Match) shoots great in every 6.5 Creed I have shot so far...and it didn't disappoint.
Sunday afternoon I went over to Dan's house, and got it zeroed at 100 yards. We were shooting a number of SP's getting zeroed, chronoing, and slipping the dials, until wind and rain shut us down. 1/4 MOA or less from looking the spotting scope. I will take it. Plan to confirm some drops later this week.