6.5 CM or .243

deerkiller

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I've always loved the .243 for Pronghorn! Almost like it was built for it! Keep in mind your range. 450 yards is my personal max with a .243...got the bullet back fully expanded inside the hide on the offside.
EVERY ranch in WY has a .243 sitting in a safe, cabinet, or rack SOMEWHERE and it's been used alot
 

Dakhunter

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Evey old school goat Hunter has a 243....but the new kid on the block is 6.5. I love my 243 but the 6.5 is really nice for wind and added distance.


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huntbux

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Switched to the 6.5 due to how I shoot with it and what I feel is a round I can use on more game.
 

Milemarker28

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You can always look at the 6CM and get a little bit of both..

243 ammo is everywhere.
6.5 Creedmoor ammo is becoming more abundant
6 Creedmoor ammo is very hit or miss
 

bobbyghunts

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shot a lot of antelope with a 243 all the way up to 340 WBY. Then my dad built my son a 6.5 creed that with the right bullet puts antelope down hard. At the time he built it you couldn't find ammo anywhere, there is a reason that little caliber is so popular. In the end its the rifle you shoot the best. I got drawn for elk in Wyoming in 2000 I wanted to shoot 150 grain barnes out of my 270WBY but I couldn't get a load worked up that was even close to the 130 ended up shooting 130 grain bullet. Had total confidence in that round ended up putting 3 shots in the sweet spot at 465 yards.
 

Vedauvoo

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6.5 if the caliber was the only variable. But as pointed out in several posts, if you shoot the 243 best, go with that. Having lived in WY for 10 years I found that if there was no wind, I would have trouble walking! So if you take your 243, spot and stalk, get into a comfortable range, and wind will not be a factor. Your 243 will drop them, no problem.

Good luck!
 
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