6.5 Creedmoor, The New 300WM?

By John Farnam

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Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- 6.5 Creedmoor, the new 300WM?

Friends tell me that the 6.5 Creedmoor’s superiority as a serious, long-range cartridge is becoming generally accepted by the military sniper community.

The cartridge is very usable out to 1400m and is not nearly affected by wind as are thirty-caliber bullets.

6.5 Creedmoor Ammo

Currently, you can buy a box of twenty 6.5 Creedmoor cartridges for $25.00, and most major manufacturers are making their own version. It comes out to $1.25/round

It’s a long, skinny 140gr bullet at just under 3k f/s.

On a bolt-gun from Accuracy International, and other important manufacturers, most serious users are selecting a 5x to 25x scope from S&B or Vortex. The whole package, w/bipod, will run around 9k.

The foregoing represents sniping’s current trend.

Stay tuned its a brave new world ahead!

Accuracy International Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor
Accuracy International Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor

/John

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18 thoughts on “6.5 Creedmoor, The New 300WM?

  1. Whatever you are comfortable with and good with. Big game I would rather have my 338winmag as I know my 1st shot is going to do the job even at 600 yards my max distance as not young anymore

  2. Basically a lead into a SEVERELY OVERPRICED $9,000.00 rifle ad…. I’ll stick with the Ruger Precision rifle. It too, can be had in the 6.5 Creedmore. I still prefer the .308.

  3. I have a .300 WM. It is a Colt Sauer rifle built in the 1980’s. The barrel is perfect and with my reloads I can hold 3 shot groups that you can cover with a fingernail. I have never had the opportunity or have a place to go really long but I am confident that this rifle, with a competent long range shooter, will out perform that $9k rifle. When I purchased this new, it was about $900 with the scope. Now it would cost close to $3k. Still, putting 190 gr rounds downrange at 3000 fps vs 140 gr at 3000 fps is a huge difference in hitting power. The right barrel, the right ammo and the right shooter makes a rifle accurate. Not the dollar sign.

  4. I’d prefer to have a round that takes a .300 BLK and neck it down to 6.5 or even .243 calibur. That way all people need is a barrel change

  5. look @ the 6.5 -06 140gr. imr -4350 51.5 gr. power velocity 2950 fps // we all got lot of 30-06 brass /// cheaper than $ 1.25 ea to shoot about $ 0.75 ea / we all can have lot fun with the $ 0.50 we save ////// good shooting

  6. reduction ad absurdum
    If the 6.5 Creedmoor launching a 140 bullet at 2710 fps is the new cat’s meow, the replacement for a 300 WM then why not go all the way, a 26 Nosler which launches that same bullet at +/-3200 fps.
    And why stop at the 300 WM. Why not shoot a 30-378 Weatherby??!!
    A fad………… It’s the singer not the song ultimately. The guy behind the trigger. The latest. greatest thing.
    Heck! The 6.5 Swede launches that 140 grn bullet at over 2700 fps also.
    So is all this hype marketing? Yeah I guess so.

    Velocity numbers thanks to Hornady’s website

  7. I had to be a jerk, but I hope Mr. Farnam’s counseling and training is better than his writing. An opinion with nothing to back it up is next to useless, but unfortunately on the internet these days that is part for the course. As for as the round itself, I have not had the pleasure of shooting it, but several friends love it and love shooting it. Ballistically it is hard to argue with, but I agree with the previous poster about the end use dictating your use. If your shooting a hundred rounds in a day at a controlled known distance, the 6.5 is your gun. If you engaging unknown targets at unknown conditions, I would like to have more gun. I haven’t looked at the .260 Remington, but will have to check it out now. I also agree that I live in the real world and get tired of reviewers throwing out several thousand dollar rigs like it’s nothing. I’m a civilian now, and I still love guns and shooting, but I like my kids to have clothes and food more.

  8. Check the ballistics on the 6.5 Creedmore and the .260 Remington with the 140 grain bullet. They are nearly identical. Where is the big difference?

    1. Availability of excellent factory ammo is the difference. The 260, Creedmoor and x47 Lapua are so ballistically close that it really doesn’t matter which one you pick.

  9. I have both 300 Win Mag and 6.5 Creedmoore rifles in bolt action custom built rifles. The 6.5 is a really nice shooter with much less recoil and is just as accurate as my 300, but if you are to use them for anything that you want to stop at a considerable range,(real live threats), I would take the .300 with 212 gr. Hornady ELD-M bullets any day.

  10. This article says absolutely nothing, what’s the point .
    It’s missing the who ,what , and why. Better information than what was given. Is needed

    1. Completely agree.

      No data, no research no detailed reason and explanation to support the promise of the title:
      “6.5 Creedmoor, The New 300WM?”
      This is article (advertising) spam.

      And the (choke) $ 9,000 price tag?
      Why brag about the low cost of the 6.5 Creedmoor round, if ya gotta sell a used car to build one?

      A handful of Google minutes, and most competent folks could flesh out a $ 2,000 rifle that shoots as good as the 9k variant. And right now, online there’s even a Barrett 98B in 6.5 Creedmoor at $4k. And a precision sub-moa AR-10 variant can be picked up for just over $ 1k (as can a Ruger Precision Rifle).

      On 1,000m paper the 6.5 Creedmoor and .300 WM are close.
      But on 1,000m steel plates the 6.5 will ping it, whereas the .300WM will swing it.

      https://journalofmountainhunting.com/2015/06/head-to-head-the-6-5-284-norma-vs-the-300-win-mag/

      1. C.E., I agree with most all of your comment…except…The ONLY way to become proficient with any weapon is to train-shoot it…a lot. Shooting 50-100 rounds of 6.5 Creed in a 10-pound rifle is a breeze. 50-100 rounds of .300WM in same weight rifle, and the recoil + muzzle blast will begin to degrade many shooters physical proficiency (I’ll admit that for me this starts to show up at around 70-80 rounds – according to my log book). Also; the targets I’m training to hit are not made of paper (competition) or steel (anti-material) …but of meat. The 6.5 Creed will serve just fine on most 300+ pound targets…that bleed.
        Thanks again for the info & link.

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