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Hey guys, Hornady just released a brand NEW 6.5mm Cartridge called the 6.5 Creedmoor. In "secret" development with Dennis DeMille at Creedmoor Sports, the 6.5 Creedmoor is bigger than an 6.5x47 Lapua, but smaller than a .260 Remington (6.5-08). Case Capacity is 53.0 grains of water filled to the top of the case mouth.

BULLETIN REPORT: http://accurateshooter.wordpress.com/2007/11/07/hornady-introduces-new-65-creedmoor-cartridge/



Hornady will start selling factory-loaded ammo in January or February, and expect Hornady-made brass to follow a few months after that. The factory ammo features a NEW 120gr Amax bullet with a claimed .470 BC, plus the present 140gr Amax.

One of the design goals with the new cartridge was total reliability in rapid fire for High Power shooters. The factory loads are held to a "sensible" pressure of just under 60,000 psi. For comparison, the 6.5x47 and 6XC are rated at 63,000+ psi.

Dennis has been testing the round for a year and he reports "no pressure issues such as stiff bolt lift or primer cratering."

This is a direct competitor to Lapua's 6.5x47 and it will be interesting to see which round earns greater acceptance. In addition to High Power applications, we think the new 6.5 Creedmoor will work very well as a tactical and hunting round.

Cheechako
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Move over 6.5 XC, 6.5 TSE, 6.5 Super BR, 6.5x47 Lapua. There's a new kid on the block.

I suppose when the 30 T/C came out it was only a matter of time until we saw it necked down to something. I'm sure there are others waiting in the wings.

For guys who want cheap factory brass with SAAMI specs this is it. For better quality brass you can always stick with the Lapua or even the XC.

For those who wildcat it doesn't offer anything new.

But keep them coming Remchester and Nosnady. More cartridges mean more shooters. I'm all for that.

Ray
Rustystud
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Mover over 6.8 military experimental round base on the 30 Reminton case. This may be the ticket for the AR-10 platform. Expect Remington, DPMS and others to pick it up in their new lne of ARs. I also forgot to say Hornaday and Ruger have always been in bed with each other. His would also fit well in the Ruger Mini 30 action well.
Rustystud
milanuk
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Not likely w/ the .473 case head... standard AR-15 bolt starts getting awful thin when you try shoe-horning a .473 case in there.
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Originally Posted by milanuk
Not likely w/ the .473 case head... standard AR-15 bolt starts getting awful thin when you try shoe-horning a .473 case in there.


Agreed.

The AR15 bolthead can go up to .445" (PPC size). Anything over that is looking for trouble.

The AR15 magazine limits the COAL to 2.26" max. I've seen a few gunsmith modified magazines that purport to work with a longer COAL, but I've never seen them feed worth a damn. I can't envision a 6.5 Creedmore cartridge loaded this short, even with the lightest bullets.

We'll probably be seeing the Creedmore chambered in the big guns, like the AR10 and SR308. Maybe even the RRA, if they can ever get it together.

Rust
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Hmmmm. Well, since the .260 already works fine in the AR-10 platforms I'm not seeing where this is really going to take off.
4bycamper
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I'm with you, Rust,

If the 6.5 x 47 Lapua is enjoying it's limited success, how much room is there for the 6.5 x 49 Creedmore (at lower pressure) ?
EDM
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Move over 6.5 XC, 6.5 TSE, 6.5 Super BR, 6.5x47 Lapua. There's a new kid on the block.

I suppose when the 30 T/C came out it was only a matter of time until we saw it necked down to something. I'm sure there are others waiting in the wings.

For guys who want cheap factory brass with SAAMI specs this is it. For better quality brass you can always stick with the Lapua or even the XC.

For those who wildcat it doesn't offer anything new.

But keep them coming Remchester and Nosnady. More cartridges mean more shooters. I'm all for that.

Ray

WHATS THE 6.5SUPER BR? IT SOUNDS LIKE SOMTHING I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO COME UP WITH.
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