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Taking suggestions on barrel length for a XP in 6.5 Creedmoor.


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15 inch on a center grip for hunting,18 inch on a rear grip for punching paper or just shooting off a bench..


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Taking suggestions on barrel length for a XP in 6.5 Creedmoor.


What will the intended use be?
That will help with giving you a better answer Big Grin

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Sorry guys a hunting pistol center grip.


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I personally like 17"-18" before the brake. Just what works for me. 2cents



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My xp is a 15"+ the brake. Works great for me
 
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15"-18" is the I'd personally want the barrel length to be.


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Hunting what types of big game (max distances), and how far do you want to shoot for practice and giggles?


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Sorry guys a hunting pistol center grip.


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Deer, pronghorn, and caribou. Out to about 400 yards.


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A 15" or longer should work for all of that.


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Not intended to be off topic...but I have an Encore 15" 6.5 Creedmoor with Leupold VX-III 2.5-8x32..what distance might that be good for as long and keep keep it steady...lol
 
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Not intended to be off topic...but I have an Encore 15" 6.5 Creedmoor with Leupold VX-III 2.5-8x32..what distance might that be good for as long and keep keep it steady...lol


What is the twist rate of the barrel, what bullet are you using,and what is your muzzle velocity?


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I would like to use bullet weights around 140 grains. So I would also like a to know a twist rate you would recommend. Ernie I would love to know what twist rate you have on some of yours.


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I would go with 7.5 to 8 twist.
I have 8T on most of mine.
7.5T sure wouldn't hurt, especially if you decide to play further some day


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I agree with Ernie, dont go slower than 8T

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Thanks for the help guys!


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I'm really happy with the velocity that I'm getting out of a 15" barrel, the creed seems to be a very efficient cartridge.

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Good to know thanks. You know guys 400 yards is pushing it for me. I can't see farther than that. Lol I have some good info to go off of now. Thanks to all!!!


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I'm in love with my 15 incher, no brake. Based on my own experience with the Accubond in other calibers and some info on this site I settled on the 130 grain Accubond.
 
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Can't go wrong with the AB


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