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Time to load up something fast and flat in the .257 Roberts!


My “ Bob “ is ready, if not that I’ll use the Creedmoor!


NO! Surely the creedmafia didn't get you Peddler!



Scrummy, Mrs. Peddler has had one for about 6 years and I got mine in 2015.
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I thought the ‘06 was discontinued! 😂
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Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

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Originally posted by budperm budperm wrote:

 EVERYONE needs a CREED...


NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

I WILL NOT SUBMIT!!!! IF It's 6 point 5, it must be be 55!!!

SWEDES RULE!!!

Yes I agree that the 6.5x55 Swede is a well kept secret, and I have seen an old friend out shoot 308 sniper rifles with a 6.5 Swedish Mauser. The advantage of the 6.5 Creed over the Swede is the shorter cartridge that can fit in many 308 based actions, including some semi-auto actions. A good supply of 6.5 Swede at a good price would be nice too.
Hmmm, a 1917A1, or 1918 Vickers in 6.5 Swede would be really interesting.


What is it with some people and .308W action lengths? ;)

Interesting you mention 1917. I really fancy a pairing of an M1917 in .30-06 (A Winchester maybe) and a S&W 1917 in .45ACP / Auto rim

You must be talking about the Pattern 1917 Enfield that supplemented the 1903 Springfield during WWI.
I'm talking about the 1917 Browning machine gun.

I realised BF, just noting how The Dough Boys carried a lot of things with the year designation 1917 in them!
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Hey, you Brits contracted with Winchester to build the P14 in .303 and we liked it so much that when the Government arsenals couldn't make enough 1903 Springfields to supply our troops, they had the P14 rechambered to 30 06 and called it the P17. There were more P17s carried by U.S. troops than 1903 Springfields.
The P17 is on my wish list.
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If licensing was less of a pain here I might well have a P17. I'm not sure why there is a nostalgia for Lee Enfields or the .303 in a bolt action -  I just don't see the attraction.

Now, if someone would make a light, handy single shot in .303 Brit...
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Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

Hey, you Brits contracted with Winchester to build the P14 in .303 and we liked it so much that when the Government arsenals couldn't make enough 1903 Springfields to supply our troops, they had the P14 rechambered to 30 06 and called it the P17. There were more P17s carried by U.S. troops than 1903 Springfields.
The P17 is on my wish list.

My dad had one. Straight military. Weighed 50 lbs. 

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He cut the wood off the forearm on the bottom ( in front of that swivel ) and all the hand guard came off, too....so he had this Monstrosity with a 26 inch barrel.  Big smile  He joked that he had a "floating barrel"...heh heh....

He once shot two whitetails ( running! ) out of a bunch of five bounding deer, out in our back pasture on the farm in Pennsylvania....peep sights, of course! Four shots----two deer....it was Doe Season....there were five of us in the group!  


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Speaking of wolves, when I was a kid on the farm I saw way more gray fox than red foxes! 




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Nowadays the East is buried in Eastern Coyotes! The were very rare indeed when I was a kid. Also, Pennsylvania is up to their necks in Black Bears! Again...they were rare in the sixties! 


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I think we ought to turn 1000 wolves loose in Washington, DC.....


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I think the weight might be an advantage!

I have a peep on my 9.3x62 and find it remarkably good

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Hey Scrummy, you could get a P14 which is .303Wink

I'm not sure why there is a nostalgia for Lee Enfields or the .303 in a bolt action -  I just don't see the attraction.

The attraction is that the Lee Enfield was supposed to be the best battle rifle of WWI. When you compare it against the G98 Mauser and the 1903 Springfield, it was the better rifle for trench warfare. Of course that 10 round magazine and fast to work bolt action was a big plus over it's 2 main competitors.
The Lee Enfield would be great to have against an attacking horde of wolves or coyotesWink
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Good idea Bud. That way you can cull the ones you don't like and leave the ones you do.
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Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

Hey Scrummy, you could get a P14 which is .303Wink

I'm not sure why there is a nostalgia for Lee Enfields or the .303 in a bolt action -  I just don't see the attraction.

The attraction is that the Lee Enfield was supposed to be the best battle rifle of WWI. When you compare it against the G98 Mauser and the 1903 Springfield, it was the better rifle for trench warfare. Of course that 10 round magazine and fast to work bolt action was a big plus over it's 2 main competitors.
The Lee Enfield would be great to have against an attacking horde of wolves or coyotesWink


I think lots of manufactures have missed a trick with some of the old rimmed cartridges. Both Bergara and Henry make single shot rifles but they tend to be in things like .223 rem .243 and .308W.

Why they don't make single shot rifles in .303Brit, 7.62x54r for the Prvi / former com bloc makers of those rounds? Or in the great European chamberings 5.6x57r, 6.5x57r, 7x57r, 8x57r, 9.3x74r? Bergara is a Spanish maker...

A guy posted on a UK hunting forum posted saying his Bergara in .308W that a casing had stuck so hard it had to go back to a gunsmith...

Why do they bother with rimless rounds in break actions? Just boggles my mind...

Forgot to add, 7x65r!


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I picked up a M95 Styer in 8x56R for my small straight pull collection. I thought about getting another one and change it over to a rimless cartridge, drop it in a different stock, and top it with a long eye relief scope for a brush rifle, but after shooting the 8x56R I think it's fine the way it is.
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Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

I picked up a M95 Styer in 8x56R for my small straight pull collection. I thought about getting another one and change it over to a rimless cartridge, drop it in a different stock, and top it with a long eye relief scope for a brush rifle, but after shooting the 8x56R I think it's fine the way it is.

You know I've never even seen one of those! Always looked interesing
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