308 vs. 6.5 Creed in 16 inch lightweight bolt gun for mountain trekking


rocket surgeon
Full Member
Jun 1, 2010
Folks are having great luck on game with the 147 eldm down to 1800 fps. That's 600 ish with a 16" 6.5 CM.

Good luck finding a bullet that will carry that velocity past 475 or so with a 308. Velocity will suck with any decently high BC bullet. plus recoil will be a factor in a lighter weight rifle.

You definitely want the 6.5, if not a 6mm or 22 creedmoor.
I’m shooting 155 scenars easily out of my 18” .308 TRG @2860 fps (1930 [email protected]). Either round will work, I like the .308 especially hunting inside of 600 yds.