6.5 Creedmoor

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  • Wet-tumbled/polished, once fired, 6.5 Creedmoor rifle brass sourced mainly from indoor ranges
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6.5mm Creedmoor

6.5mm Creedmoor (other times referred to as 6.5x48mm, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 CM, 6.5 CRDMR) was introduced by the company Hornady in 2007. It was developed as a joint effort by Dave Emary (Hornady’s senior ballistics scientist) and Dennis Demille (Creedmoor Sports VP of product development). 6.5mm Creedmoor was originally designed specifically for long-range target shooting. Although that was the intention, 6.5mm Creedmoor quickly made a name for its self in the hunting community. The 6.5mm Creedmoor has a much slower muzzle velocity than some of the longer cartridges it would be compared to. However, with 6.5 Creedmoor having a 2.825 inch overall length (71.8 mm), this makes it capable of chambering in short-action rifle platforms. 

6.5 mm (.264”) bullets are well known for having relatively high ballistic coefficients and density making them a huge success in rifle competitions. Since 6.5mm Creemoor was designed with long-range target shooting in mind this cartridge has a sensible case volume to bore area ratio with sufficient space for loading long, slender projectiles. In some specialty loads 6.5mm Creedmoor is credited to duplicating the muzzle velocity/trajectory of much bigger cartridges while generating lower recoil based on the lighter bullet weights. It should be noted that 6.5mm Creedmoor comes in both small and large primer pockets depending on which manufacturer created the cartridge.

When taking a look into the data associated with 6.5mm Creedmoor this is where this cartridge stands out in comparison to similar cartridges that predate it. The energy listed for 6.5mm Creedmoor in an independent review at 300 yards is 1,641 foot-pounds of force using a 129-grain Hornady SST bullet. Using the Hornady 140-grain SST bullet, 6.5mm creedmoor was capable of producing 2,700 feet per second velocity at 300 yards. 6.5mm Creedmoor is capable of providing sun half-minute of angle accuracy from factory loaded ammo. 6.5mm Creedmoor stays supersonic and maintains accuracy beyond 1,200 yards. In a semiautomatic sniper rifle platform with a 20-inch barrel, 6.5mm Creedmoor is capable of engaging military targets from point blank range to 1,202 yards.

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