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Are You Sure You Want a 6.5 Creedmoor?

Are You Sure You Want A 6.5 Creedmoor
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The 6.5 Creedmoor is super popular right now, but shooters interested in this cartridge really need to watch this video before purchasing one.

Dave Emary and Dennis DeMille at Hornady originally designed the 6.5 Creedmoor as an improvement over the .308 Winchester for long range competition shooting in the early 2000s. Since then, it's become the latest fad among long range shooters and big game hunters.

The Creedmoor is advertised as comparable to the .308 Winchester in terms of accuracy, but with less recoil, more resistance to wind drift, and less holdover at long range. Hornady has done a very good job of marketing the cartridge in recent years and there are a lot of true believers out there.

But does the Creedmoor live up to expectations?

Watch the video to see how the 6.5 Creedmoor performed relative to the hype for this shooter.

As you can see, the guy in the video was clearly very pleased with how the cartridge performed for him. Since then, he's used it with success as a hunting cartridge in addition to just banging steel and punching paper at the range.

It sounds like his biggest problem with the cartridge is that he needed a longer shooting range for it!

So, don't be afraid of using it at the range or afield. As long as you do your part and use good quality 6.5 Creedmoor ammo, it will very likely serve you well.

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Are You Sure You Want a 6.5 Creedmoor?