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Hawkeye barrel profiles 257 vs. 6.5 Creedmoor?

This is a discussion on Hawkeye barrel profiles 257 vs. 6.5 Creedmoor? within the Ruger Bolt Action forums, part of the Rifle & Shotgun Forum category; So I'm looking at Ruger's website ( Ruger® M77® Hawkeye® Standard Bolt-Action Rifle Models ), and I see something that strikes me as odd: The ...


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Old February 16th, 2012, 01:08 PM   #1
 
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Hawkeye barrel profiles 257 vs. 6.5 Creedmoor?

So I'm looking at Ruger's website ( Ruger® M77® Hawkeye® Standard Bolt-Action Rifle Models ), and I see something that strikes me as odd:

The 257 Roberts is listed as an 8-lb gun with a 22" bbl
The 25-06 is listed as an 8.25-lb gun with a 24" bbl
The 6.5 Creedmoor is listed as a 7.25-lb gun with a 24" bbl

Even the 270 is listed at 8 lbs w/22", so it doesn't seem as though this is to do with the size of the hole/bore. There is a similar 'oddity' in the All Weather/stainless line.

How in the world is the Creed a 3/4-lb lighter gun? I called Ruger to ask if it might be a type-o, and they said no, it's definitely accurate, but weren't sure what the difference would be unless the barrel profiles are different.

So, has anyone seen these rifles side-by-side? Or measured the barrel diameter at the muzzle? Are the Creeds lighter bbls?

As a secondary question: Are the 257 Roberts rifles long actions or short actions?



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Greetings,

My All-Weather Creedmoor with a 26" barrel, and a 2x7 Leopold scope on it weighs 9.2 pounds. Hope that will help you some....

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Thanks, it might. Does your scope (alone) weigh 2 lbs?
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The 25-06 and the 257 roberts are on the long action the 6.5 creedmore is on the short action.
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Okay, that has to be part of it. Is the extra half inch(ish) of receiver, bolt, and walnut a full pound of weight? That's the weight diff between the 24" 25-06 and the 24" Creed.
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how do you like your creedmoor i got 1 havent had a chance to shoot it yet
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Greetings,

I would guestimate the sope and rings add just over a pound in weight.

I have not shot the Creedmoor much, but the cartridge is gentle on the shoulder, and it has the potential to be very accurate. Overall, I consider it to be better than the 25-06 or 270, and uses less powder than either. Shoud be a good cartridge from varmints to moose or elk. Just a great general purpose round.

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