|Place of origin||United States|
|Bullet diameter||.2645 in (Script error mm)|
|Neck diameter||.2969 in (Script error mm)|
|Shoulder diameter||.459 in (Script error mm)|
|Base diameter||.470 in (Script error mm)|
|Rim diameter||.4728 in (Script error mm)|
|Rim thickness||.0539 in (Script error mm)|
|Case length||1.920 in (Script error mm)|
|Overall length||2.820 in (Script error mm)|
|Case capacity||53 gr H2O (3.445 cm³)|
|Primer type||Large rifle|
|120 gr (Script error g) AMAX||3,020 ft/s (Script error m/s)||2,430 ft·lbf (Script error J)|
|140 gr (Script error g) AMAX||2,820 ft/s (Script error m/s)||2,471 ft·lbf (Script error J)|
| Test barrel length: 28 inch|
The 6.5mm Creedmoor is a centerfire rifle cartridge introduced by Hornady in 2007. When loaded with heavier bullets, cartridges such as the 6.5x55mm and 6.5-284 are capable of greater muzzle velocity due to their longer cases and larger powder capacity. However, due to its shorter overall length, the 6.5mm Creedmoor is more flexible in its ability to be chambered in short-action bolt rifles and AR-10 rifles.
6.5 mm (.264") bullets, in general, are known for their relatively high ballistic coefficients, and have seen success in rifle competition. The 6.5mm Creedmoor is capable of duplicating the trajectory of the .300 Winchester Magnum while generating significantly lower recoil. Also, converting a rifle chambered for the .308 Winchester (or any of its offspring, such as the .243 Winchester, 7mm-08 Remington or .338 Federal) to 6.5mm Creedmoor generally requires little more than a simple barrel change.
See also Edit
- .260 Remington and 6.5x47 Lapua, two other modern cartridges of .264 caliber that fit actions built for .308 Winchester
- List of firearms
- List of rifle cartridges
- 6 mm caliber
|This article includes a list of references, but its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. (September 2010)|
- New 6.5mm Creedmoor Cartridge from Hornady
- 6.5 Creedmoor vs. 6.5×47mm Lapua
- 6.5mm Shootout: .260 Remington vs. 6.5x47mm Lapua vs. 6.5mm Creedmoor
- 6.5mm Creedmoor - .260 Done Right?
- Shooting and Loading the 6.5mm Creedmoor from American Rifleman.
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