The 6.5mm Creedmoor Ammo (6.5×48 mm), designated 6.5 Creedmoor by SAAMI, 6.5 Creedmoor by the C.I.P. or 6.5 CM.6.5 CRDMR for short, is a centerfire rifle cartridge introduced by Hornady in 2007. It was developed by Hornady senior ballistics scientist Dave Emary in partnership with. Dennis DeMille, the Vice-President of Product Development at Creedmoor Sports, hence the name. The 6.5 Creedmoor Ammo cartridge is a necked-down modification of the .30 Thompson Center.
The 6.5mm Creedmoor ammo was designed specifically for long-range target shooting, although it has success in game hunting. 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. However, due to its overall length of 2.825 inches (71.8 mm), it is capable of chambering in short-action rifles like the 6.5×47mm Lapua.
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6.5 Creedmoor ammo has gained an incredible following since the Nebraska-based Hornady introduced it in 2008. According to the ammo company, the idea of 6.5mm Creedmoor ammo emerged during a casual conversation at an elite shooting match. Those involved in the discussion expressed a desire to create a match-grade cartridge from the ground up. It would be the first of its kind. Months later, Hornady released the 6.5 Creedmoor round. Since then, the cartridge has become wildly popular among long-distance target shooters and hunters worldwide.
While performance varies depending on cartridge features, 6.5mm Creedmoor Ammo do not disappoint. With a 95-grain bullet, 6.5 Creedmoor delivers a muzzle velocity of 3,300 feet-per-second with 2,297 foot-pounds of energy. At 140 grains, the 6.5mm round has a muzzle velocity of 2,710 fps with 2,283 ft-lbs of energy. Using 6.5 Creedmoor for hunting purposes, the round is suitable for a variety of game including prairie dogs, coyotes, deer and even elk.