Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Tinkering Tuesday #2 A new cartridge for a new meme

So, I have never been one to be on the leading edge of firearms technology. I was about ready to accept that .40 S&W was here to stay and low and behold it looks like that new fangled intermediate round is nearing the end of it's service life. Glock 22s are being traded in for Glock 17s across the country. But I digress.

Ah yes, back to my new fangled intermediate round. I sold a bunch of guns at Gander Mountain. And a bunch of those guns were Ruger. And as a token for what I did for the screaming chicken's bottom line, the fine folks from Prescott sent me a Ruger American Predator. For free. Well, I had to pay a $25 dollar transfer fee to the local pawn and gun, but hey, that got me my current gig. Totally worth it.

Okay, so I have a rifle with a synthetic stock. 
The 6.5 Creedmoor is a long range target round with some awesome sporting applications. It can be used in an AR- platform. It punches above it's class in regards to terminal down range effect of a 140 grn bullet. It is also very pleasant to shoot. I don't see it eclipsing the .243 or 7mm-08 but I think it will be around a long time. It has great support from both firearm and ammunition manufacturers.

L to R; 7mm Rem Mag, .30-06 Gov't, .270 Win, 6.5 CM
 So, being a free rifle, I decided to make something for myself that I would never think about buying. I regret to say that I may have been bitten by the desire to shoot at a 1,00 yards. MagPul is set to release an aftermarket stock for the rifle. Yeah, buying that. Oh, and a bi pod. Buying that too.The VX-1 3x9 currently atop the rifle is there for a place holder until I decide what kind of big boy optic I'm going with. And I'm also thinking that a can for said threaded barrel is in my not so immediate future.

So, moving forward I'm excited to see what this rifle can do and to see how much money I can give Mister Larry. I will close with a meme, because interwebz.


  1. Hey Mack;

    Love the meme, LOL. I remember you telling me about you winning that rifle and you were excited, a "free" gun is cool as I also know. I have heard about the 6.5 Creedmore but I just don't know enough about it. I do know that people view it as a step above the 5.56 but still light enough to stay out of the 7.62 caliber arena of performance. That is the extent of my 6.5 creedmore knowledge which ain't much.

    1. I hesitate to say it is the wave of the future but the boys at Bragg are adopting it for thier new sniper platform. And well, if the dudes in Girl Scout hats like it, I reckon it will do.


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