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I am looking at a Ruger American Predator in 6.5 Creedmore.  The rifle seems to get decent reviews. I will be using the rifle for Coyote/varmint apps, might get some whitetail action, and serve as a casual bench gun.

  I would appreciate any feed back on this specific rifle as well as any recommendations for alternative choices within the price range. The Ruger comes in under $500, but I'll use $600 as a limit.

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I'd look at the Savage lineup. Just my opinion.
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+1 for the Savage and the come with the Accutrigger which is nice.
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Thanks for the Savage recommendations. I'll add it to my list of considerations. Anything else out there worth looking at in this range?


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Tikka is a little over his $600 limit but a nice choice also.
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+2 on the Savage.  If you get bored with the 6.5 Creedmore, you can do a barrel swap and convert it to just about any SA caliber.  Barrel nut on the Savage makes that an easy option if you have a vise.

Number of good after market options (not as many as the Rem 700) for stocks, triggers...etc.

I'm in the process of converting a 308 Savage Model 11 to 260 Rem and stocking it with a B&C Tactical M40 medalist stock.  I've done similar conversions on long action Savages to 338-06, as well as a truck gun to 223 Rem with a Manners T stock.

Other recommendations are good ones, but Savage gives you some easy options in case your gun ADD kicks in.
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How could you get sick of the Creedmoor?
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I wouldn't mind getting my hands on a Ruger American Predator in 6.5 Creedmore too just to take it for a test drive... Have been hearing good stuff on it... Only con I hear is the stock is a little funky...
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