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6.5 mm Creedmoor
Hornady describes their 6.5 Creedmoor:
Hornady’s new 6.5 Creedmoor is as pedigreed
as it is precise. Developed by Dave Emary,
Hornady introduced the 6.5 mm Creedmoor cartridge in 2007. The superior ballistic coefficient and the increase in popularity of the 6.5mm bullet prompted Hornady to develop the 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge. Laapua’s 6.5x47 aand Remington’s .260 cartridge provide competition in this category of cartridge. Based on a .308 Winchester sized case the 6.5 Creedmoor lands in between the larger .260 Remington and the slightly smaller 6.5x47 Lapua. Hornady says the 6.5 Creedmoor operates at .308 Winchester case pressures, which SAAMI rates at 2,000 psi. However, the factory 6.5 Creedmoor loads come in at slightly less than 60,000 PSI. The 6.5x47 Lapua operates at 63,900PSI. the lower pressures should increase barrel life of rifles chambered in the 6.5 Creedmoor.
The Hornady literature describes the 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge design:
A sharper 30O shoulder and aggressive body taper allow the
When loaded with heavier bullets, longer case capacity rounds such as the 6.5x55 Swedish and 6.5-284 are capable of greater velocity. However, due to its shorter overall length, the 6.5 Creedmoor has a slight advantage over these longer rounds in that it can be chambered in a shorter length bolt action or the newer AR-10 rifle.
6.5 mm (.264") bullets, in general, are known for their relatively high ballistic coefficients, and have seen success in rifle competition. The 6.5 Creedmoor proves capable of duplicating the trajectory of the .300 Winchester Magnum while generating significantly lower recoil. Also, converting a rifle chambered for the .308 Winchester (or any of its offspring, such as the .243 Winchester, 7mm-08 Remington or .338 Federal) to 6.5 Creedmoor generally requires little more than a simple barrel change.
6.5 mm Creedmoor
Bullet diameter .2645 in (6.72 mm)
Bullet weight/type Velocity(MV) Energy(ME)
Source: Hornady Manufacturing Company
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I recently ordered a couple of new guns from my local gun shop. It may be a while until they come in, from what I am told. I ordered a 3 inch Ruger SP101 in the new .327 Federal Magnum caliber and a Ruger Hawkeye African in the .375 Ruger caliber. The seller tells me that the SP 101 in that make up is just now trickling out of the factory and that distributers are having a hard time stocking them for retailers, so I may be waiting a while...click for more.