6.5 Creedmoor FAQ

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What is 6.5 Creedmoor?

A 6.5mm centerfire rifle cartridge introduced by Hornaday in 2007, 6.5 Creedmoor began production in 2008. Its original design was inspired by the .30 TC and .308 Winchester.

What is the effective range of a 6.5 Creedmoor?

Ideal for long-range target or deer shooting, 6.5 Creedmoor cartridges have an effective range of 1,000 yards (though it has been known to hit targets at hundreds of yards farther than that).

How much does a 6.5 Creedmoor cost?

While prices fluctuate depending on supply, demand and quality, the selection of 6.5 Creedmoor rifles at Cheaper Than Dirt! range from approximately $300 to $3,000, while 6.5 Creedmoor ammunition ranges from approximately 80 cents to $3.30 per cartridge.

What does a 6.5 Creedmoor compare to?

The original design was inspired by the .30 TC and .308 Winchester, though it is comparable to the .300 Winchester Magnum when it comes to muzzle velocity. Its bolt face diameter also compares to short action rifle calibers like the .243 Winchester, .300 Savage and .22-250 Remington.

What is the best 6.5 Creedmoor rifle?

There are a variety of high-quality 6.5 Creedmoor rifles; determining the best one for you depends on your preference. If you’re looking for affordability, you might be interested in the Savage Axis II. If aesthetics are important, the Mossberg MVP could be best. There are also all-around 6.5 Creedmoor rifles like the Savage Arms MSR 10 and high-end options like the NEMO XO.

What is the best 6.5 Creedmoor ammunition?

Ammunition also depends on your personal brand and grade preference. Cheaper Than Dirt! is proud to carry the top 6.5 Creedmoor brands, such as Hornaday, Winchester and Remington. We also carry a variety of grades, from standard to match and trophy.