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Non designated Remington 700 SA barreled action... 6.5 Creed

Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior MemberPosts: 7,425 Senior Member
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.
Ernie

"The Un-Tactical"

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  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,425 Senior Member


    I cannot wait to play on some steel with it later on this week.  I enjoy shooting this one 
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,425 Senior Member
    Muzzle velocity is 2476 fps
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,287 Senior Member
    That a good looking rig!
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,550 Senior Member
    Explain better how you got the barreled action. 
    Was it an non-designated action you had a Remington Take-Off Barrel attached to?
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,425 Senior Member
    Bought it as a non-designated barreled action.  No trigger, stock, bottom metal, etc. 
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,550 Senior Member
    Damn!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,425 Senior Member
    edited June 9 #8
    Zee,
    It was on sale for $499, plus $9.99 shipping, this past August.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,292 Senior Member
    That is one good looking rig. And the chrono and shooting results sound promising, too. Hope to see some good photos of it grouping at long range.
    Love how you  got it as a non designated barreled action; that's neat.
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  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,425 Senior Member
    I will see how close my software is to actual drops this week
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,387 Senior Member
    Muzzle velocity is 2476 fps

    How long's the barrel? It's absolutely gorgeous. I think I could even shoot that thing.
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  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,425 Senior Member
    I had to grab a tape measure, because I couldn't remember if it was 16 or 17 inches long...It is 17"
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,425 Senior Member
    tennmike said:
    That is one good looking rig. And the chrono and shooting results sound promising, too. Hope to see some good photos of it grouping at long range.
    Love how you  got it as a non designated barreled action; that's neat.

    Probably not group, but just a couple of shots at various distances to confirm drops.
    Planning on Thursday.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 2,032 Senior Member
    Very nice!
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,425 Senior Member
    Shot it out to just shy of 600 on Thursday.  Several of us did.
    7+ tomorrow, then out to 1300 on Monday and Tuesday
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,425 Senior Member
    Glenn used my 15" 223 Rem HSP on Thursday and smacked steel at his furthest distance ever 1155 yards.  77 grain TMK
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,550 Senior Member
    Ok, you use names like we know who the heck you are talking about. 
    I know you cross post and other forums might know who they are...........but......Glenn..........Adam........same same. 😳
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,748 Senior Member
    The reverberating clang was the important part.... :)
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,425 Senior Member
    Glenn is retired and is not on any forums and he does not post on any social media.  I intentionally left out his last name.  He shot distance for the first time about 2-3 months ago.
    He is enjoying himself a lot.  He plans to have a custom center-grip XP-100 built within the next year.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,430 Senior Member
    Glenn is retired and is not on any forums and he does not post on any social media.  I intentionally left out his last name.  He shot distance for the first time about 2-3 months ago.
    He is enjoying himself a lot.  He plans to have a custom center-grip XP-100 built within the next year.
    Excellent enabling!
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
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