6.5 Creedmoor Rifles
Created in 2007 by Hornady, the 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge has surged in popularity among civilians during recent years. At first, it was overshadowed by the proven .308 Winchester cartridge that has been around for decades, but step-by-step, the 6.5 Creedmoor found its way to the hearts of rifle users.
6.5 Creedmoor Cartridge Performance
The cartridge was designed for long-distance target shooting in the first place. It houses a long bullet with high sectional density and ballistics coefficient, which makes it very accurate at long ranges. Compared to the .308 Winchester, the bullet has a similar trajectory within 300 yards, but beyond that range, the 6.5 shows a flatter trajectory. The difference in the wind drift at 1.000 yards becomes more vivid. Moreover, the 6.5 bullet is more lightweight than that of the .308, which results in higher velocity.
Many hunters could use higher accuracy and wind resistance as well. At longer distances, the chances for shot misplacement increase. For ethical kill, shot placement is crucial. A longer maximum effective range means marksmen can stay farther from the game and don’t risk trying to get closer. The cartridge is powerful enough to take a deer or a hog down.
A lighter bullet of the 6.5 Creedmoor generates milder recoil, which makes a 6.5 Creedmoor rifle a great gift for a novice shooter. It doesn’t matter how well you manage recoil. The softer it is, the more accurately you shoot.
6.5 Creedmoor Bolt-Action and Semi-Auto Rifles
The 6.5 Creedmoor is also a short-action rifle cartridge. Obviously, short-action rifles are more lightweight which makes them a great choice for hunters who move around in challenging terrains.
On the market, you’ll find 6.5 Creedmoor semi-automatic and bolt-action rifles. Bolt-action rifles have been in use since the 19th century but they are still very popular today. Advancement in technology does its work. 6.5 Creedmoor bolt-action rifles are respected for their superior accuracy due to fewer moving parts. The bolt is locked up when the rifle is fired, so there is no gas release. You also have more control over a bolt-action rifle because there is only one stage of recoil.
6.5 Creedmoor semi-automatic rifles have also got some upgrades during recent years, which has made them as popular as 6.5 bolt-action rifles. 6.5 Creedmoor semi-auto rifles are more expensive and heavyweight, but, on the other hand, are easier to use and less physically demanding. 6.5 Creedmoor semi-automatic hunting rifles also boast their ergonomics.
Gritr Sports has a selection of the best 6.5 Creedmoor rifles for sale. We carry high-quality bolt-action and semi-auto hunting and target shooting rifles made by such trusted brands as Savage, Patriot Ordnance Factory, Remington Arms, Bergara, and others.