The 6.5 Creedmoor has been making waves among shooters for it’s long range accuracy. It’s a round that has truly earned its place in shooters’ guns.
But now, there’s a new type of Creedmoor round that’s positioning itself as a serious competitor to the wildly popular 6.5 Creedmoor.
Its called the 6mm Creedmoor.
Well, actually, the 6mm isn’t a “new” round by any means. It’s already been around for quite a few years, but it has been so obscure and hard to find that it might as well be considered as being new.
The 6mm Creedmoor was created by John Snow, the author of Outdoor Life, and was designed to be a long range round. He created the 6mm Creedmoor so he could write a feature article about it in Outdoor Life.
Here’s what Snow says about creating the 6mm Creedmoor: “My ambitions for this wildcat extended no further than getting a good feature out of it and using it to hunt coyotes and deer.”
Snow got help from Hornady to create the round and also got help from GA Precision to create a custom rifle chambered for the new round.
Snow was pleased with the result because the round performed as expected, hitting targets at 1,000 yards and even further.
Snow had finished his article and thought his stunt with the 6mm Creedmoor was over…but he was wrong.
When long range precision shooting was gaining popularity, the man who helped create the custom rifle chambered for 6mm Creedmoor started using it at competitions.
Everyone wanted to know more about the mysterious custom-made Creedmoor round.
Here’s what JJ Reich of Savage Arms said about the 6mm Creedmoor:
We believe the new 6mm Creedmoor cartridge is poised to become the leading hot topic among competition and long-range shooters. The overall cartridge delivers extreme long-range precision for competition and hunting medium to big game.
In addition to the rounds long range capabilities, it has also become more popular because it’s less expensive than other rounds.
When you shoot many rounds, saving a bit of money on each round becomes a big deal.
Now, many gun makers are hopping on board with the 6mm Creedmoor and are creating rifles chambered for the round.
Makers such as Savage Arms, Browning, Ruger, and Gunwerks all have 6mm Creedmoor rifles to offer those who are interested in them.
There’s no doubt that the 6mm Creedmoor is becoming a more popular round as more people become aware of it, but the question is whether it will overtake the larger 6.5 Creedmoor round.