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6mm Creedmoor vs. 6.5 Creedmoor: Cartridge Clash

The 6mm Creedmoor with its lower recoil and flatter, more forgiving trajectory faces off against the 6.5 Creedmoor with its better ballistics and wind-bucking ability.

6mm Creedmoor vs. 6.5 Creedmoor: Cartridge Clash

6mm Creedmoor vs. 6.5 Creedmoor: Cartridge Clash (RifleShooter photo) 

The 6.5 Creedmoor was developed in 2007 by Hornady’s Dave Emary and Dennis DeMille, and it created a stir in the centerfire rifle cartridge world unlike anything in living memory. It has a neck design that handles high ballistic coefficient bullets without robbing case capacity and an overall length (OAL) that works in short-action bolt guns and AR-10 rifles.

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