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6.5 Creedmoor Ammo
About 6.5 Creedmoor Ammo
Initially developed in Norway and Sweden in 1894 as part of their military arsenal, 6.5 Creedmoor was first introduced to the U.S. after World War II when surplus rifles began to arrive.
Bullet-for-bullet, the 6.5mm Creedmoor achieves a slower muzzle velocity than longer cartridges such as the 6.5-284 Norma or magnum cartridges such as the 6.5mm Remington Magnum.
In 2007, Hornady debuted their new and improved 6.5 Creedmoor ammunition at SHOT Show and was deemed a “do-anything” cartridge.
The centerfire rifle cartridge was also designed to meet the growing demand for long-range shooting, especially in Precision Rifle Series and NRA Long Range competitions.
Today, 6.5 Creedmoor ammunition is widely recognized as one of the most accurate and effective long-range calibers used in competitions, hunting, and by the U.S. military.
Popular 6.5 Creedmoor Ammunition Brands
Since its initial release over 15 years ago, 6.5 Creedmoor ammunition has been hyped as an all-purpose cartridge by competitive shooters worldwide.
Although originally manufactured by Hornady, 6.5 Creedmoor is now produced by every significant ammunition manufacturer including:
- Sellier and Bellot 6.5 Creedmoor
- Aguila 6.5 Creedmoor
- Fiocchi 6.5 Creedmoor
- Winchester Super-X 6.5 Creedmoor
- Federal 6.5 Creedmoor
- Hornady 6.5 Creedmoor
Regardless of your preferred manufacturer, 6.5 Creedmoor ammunition has gained massive popularity over the years and is a popular choice for firearm owners searching for an accurate long-range caliber.
Popular Rifles that Shoot 6.5 Creedmoor Ammo
American Predator Bolt
Hawkeye Ultralight M77
Factory Revolution 01566
Factory Revolution 01567
Factory Revolution 01565
Savage 10/110 Tactical
Savage MSR10 Hunter
Savage 110 Elite Precision
HS Precision HHS62502
HS Precision HGCF65CKTS
HCR Bolt Black / American Flag
6.5 Creedmoor Ammunition Features
LONG RANGE PERFORMANCE
6.5 Creedmoor ammunition is designed for long-range shooting, and it delivers excellent accuracy and precision at distances of up to 1,000 yards or more.
The cartridge's flat trajectory and minimal wind drift also make it a popular choice for competitive shooting.
HIGH BALLISTIC COEFFICIENT
The 6.5 Creedmoor bullet has a high ballistic coefficient, which means it retains its velocity and energy over longer distances.
This helps it to maintain its accuracy and trajectory over longer ranges.
Despite its long-range performance, 6.5 Creedmoor ammunition has relatively low recoil, which makes it easier to shoot accurately and comfortably for extended periods of time.
Another benefit of 6.5 Creedmoor is that it can be used in a semi-automatic rifle, which is helpful in a defensive or military capacity. The well-known limitations of 223/5.56NATO past 300 yards limit its applications outside a defensive or military capacity.
Additionally, 6.5 Creedmoor offers significantly more power and range than the 223/5.56 NATO, and its recoil is not unmanageable. As a result, 6.5 Creedmoor is a unique rifle cartridge on its way to being a master of all trades.
The 6.5 Creedmoor ballistics make it an excellent round for target shooting and hunting.
6.5 Creedmoor is incredibly accurate at long distances (up to 1,200 yards). In addition, its ballistics and low recoil make it an excellent round for gaming hunting, making it easy to reacquire the target.
While not as widely available as some other cartridges, 6.5 Creedmoor ammo became popular due to the increasing interest in long-range shooting in 2014. Shortly after, hunters began to adopt it for varmints, hogs, and deer.
Soon after, 6.5 Creedmoor ammo became easy to find and relatively inexpensive. Today, nearly every rifle and ammunition maker ranging from traditional bolt-actions to AR platforms produces 6.5 Creedmoor.
6.5 Creedmoor Ammo FAQ
QUESTION: What caliber is 6.5 Creedmoor ammo equivalent to?
ANSWER: 6.5 Creedmoor ammunition is a medium-power cartridge comparable to the .260 Remington and 6.5×47mm Lapua.
QUESTION: Is 6.5 Creedmoor ammo hard to find?
ANSWER: Ammunition manufacturing machines produce only a limited range of sizes and lengths of brass and bullets.
The machines that produce 6.5 Creedmoor, for example, can't be easily commandeered to produce.
QUESTION: Is 6.5 Creedmoor good for hunting game?
ANSWER: While caliber size and type generally come down to personal preference, the short answer to whether or not 6.5 Creedmoor is well-suited for hunting game is yes.
QUESTION: Can 6.5 Creedmoor ammo go bad?
ANSWER: There is no real expiration date for 6.5 Creedmoor ammunition. If you keep it stored in the correct conditions (cool and dry) it can last over a lifetime!
For more information check out our article How to Store Ammo.
QUESTION: Is 6.5 Creedmoor Ammunition Accurate?
ANSWER: The 6.5 Creedmoor is incredibly accurate at very long distances (up to about 1,200 yards).
Many long-range competition shooters and firearm enthusiasts utilize 6.5 Creedmoor ammo because of its shorter bullet drop and minimal recoil.
QUESTION: Can I return 6.5 Creedmoor Ammo?
ANSWER: Ammunition Depot is one of the only places that will take returns on 6.5 Creedmoor Ammo purchased from us.
Check out our return policy at Shipping/Returns.
QUESTION: Can I buy 6.5 Creedmoor ammo in bulk?
ANSWER: Most definitely. Thanks to its continued popularity, 6.5 Creedmoor is generally readily available in bulk quantities at most ammunition retailers and online sellers.
At Ammunition Depot, we carry a vast selection of 6.5 Creedmoor ammo, specializing in target practice and hunting game.