Federal Expands Lineup of 6.5 Creedmoor Loads and Adds Options in 6.5 PRC

6.5 Creedmoor Trophy Copper MeatEater - 120-grain, 2,875 FPS
6.5 Creedmoor Trophy Copper MeatEater – 120-grain, 2,875 FPS

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- Federal has expanded its available loads in 6.5 to cover a range of shooting disciplines. The newest additions for 2020 include the 6.5 Creedmoor Swift Scirocco II, Terminal Ascent and the MeatEater Series Trophy Copper. Terminal Ascent is also available in 6.5 PRC. In addition, Federal has expanded its trusted Federal Premium Gold Medal rifle ammunition line with a new 6.5 PRC load.

Born as a competition round, the 6.5 Creedmoor has quickly become one of the most popular hunting cartridges on the market. No surprise, either, since its flat trajectory, high ballistic coefficients and blistering velocities give it a deadly combination of long-range accuracy and lethal hunting firepower—all from a short-action platform with relatively mild recoil.

“Fans of the 6.5 Creedmoor have several hard-hitting new options at their disposal, thanks to a flurry of new introductions, plus a new 6.5 PRC loading,” said Federal Centerfire Rifle Ammunition Product Director Mike Holm. “In 2020, we have raised the bar in performance and versatility with high-powered loads perfect for a variety of hunting or competition shooting with new Berger, MeatEater, Swift, and Terminal Ascent options. We are especially excited for customers to experience these four newest additions to our long list of 6.5 cartridges.”

6.5 PRC Gold Medal Berger – 140-grain, 2,925 FPS: The fast-flat-shooting cartridge has already proven itself in Precision Rifle Series competition and has earned the respect of elite long-range shooters. The new round is loaded with the extremely accurate Berger Hybrid bullet, and paired with Gold Medal match primers, Federal brass and specially formulated propellant.

6.5 PRC and 6.5 Creedmoor Terminal Ascent – 130-grain, 3,000 and 2,800 FPS: Bonded construction penetrates deep on close targets, while the patented Slipstream polymer tip initiates expansion at velocities 200 fps lower than comparable designs. The bullet’s long, sleek profile offers an extremely high ballistic coefficient, and its AccuChannel groove technology improves accuracy and minimizes drag. Now available in a full selection of long-range hunting cartridges.

6.5 Creedmoor Swift Scirocco II – 130-grain, 2,800 FPS: The bullet’s streamlined design and high ballistic coefficient produce flat trajectories, while retaining more velocity and energy downrange. Aided by its proprietary polymer tip, the Scirocco II expands at minimal velocities yet offers high weight retention at close range thanks to its bonded copper jacket.

6.5 Creedmoor Trophy Copper MeatEater – 120-grain, 2,875 FPS: The polymer-tipped Trophy Copper bullet retains 99 percent of its weight for the deepest penetration possible in an expanding bullet. Plus, the tipped bullet cavity is optimized for reliable expansion across a broad spectrum of velocities. As a bonus, its grooved shank boosts accuracy in a wide range of firearms, while the nickel-plated case prevents corrosion and aids in faster, easier extraction. It also features a boat-tail design to increase ballistic coefficient for higher downrange velocities, more energy on impact and less bullet drop. This is the official ammunition of MeatEater, with new packaging that highlights this partnership.

These new products were announced at the 2020 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 21-24. New Terminal Ascent ship at the end of January 2020. Swift Scirocco II, MeatEater Trophy Copper and 6.5 PRC Gold Medal Berger are scheduled to ship in the Spring of 2020.

Federal ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct from Federal. For more information on all products from Federal or to shop online, visit www.federalpremium.com.

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Federal, please quit selling to walMart. WM is infringing on the 2A in several ways. If I have to go else where for pistol and “short barrel” rifle ammo, I can buy all my ammo else where. Also, not selling America’s MSR is worthy of not doing business with WallyWorld. make them the latest Dick in the sporting goods/firearms world.

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I drive out of my way and happily pay a little more to make all firearm related purchases at my local mom & pop, family owned gun store. I buy from them because “they” are “me”.

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Vern
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I have gotten 2960 FPS out of the 130 grain Swift Scirocco using Reloader 26. The primers are not flat nor are they cratered using 46.6 grains. The primer is Winchester large rifle. I use a Thompson Center rifle with a 22 inch barrel. I am going to back off to 44 grains with a ladder test to find the sweet spot for it as soon as the snow and cold let up enough for me to get my old body out to the range. I’ve been a 308 fan ever since I fired the M-14 for the first time,… Read more »

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LOL! Took over 10 years for this boy to become an ‘overnight success.’ The 6.5mm bullet is far from anything new, dating back into the 1800s. I finally convinced my son into joining up. We have also been .308 fans, and still are, since very early on. Having been issued the 30-06 M1, I was no early fan of any of those Mattel Toys in .308 or .556;) Still recall ‘pulling butts,’ during one requalification year, when that ‘black plasticky’ rig was the rifle of choice. At the 500 yardsticks, we noticed a bullet impact the ‘scoring disk,’ not a… Read more »

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I have used RE 17 and W 760 and the Sierra bullets also. I still have some of both left. I was getting flat primers and craters as well and read in some reloads on Speers site, saw the numbers for the 140’s and tried them with good results. Berger had some loads for their 135’s and thought I would try them with the 130’s. I couldn’t believe the numbers for the 140 as my cases don’t hold 149 grains. I tried one load at 148 gr. and it was fine and the primer was still rounded. so I loaded… Read more »

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It’d be soooo nice to have an NSRP shown…. If you write about it, POST THE MSRP.