6.5 Creedmoor

The 6.5 Creedmoor is a rifle cartridge developed by Hornady in 2007. It was designed specifically for long-range shooting and target shooting, but it has also gained popularity among hunters for its accuracy, low recoil, and excellent terminal ballistics.

6.5 Creedmoor cartridge has a relatively small case with a long, narrow bullet that has a high ballistic coefficient. This design allows the bullet to retain its velocity and energy at long ranges, making it an ideal cartridge for long-range shooting and precision target shooting.

The 6.5 Creedmoor is capable of firing bullets weighing between 120 and 147 grains, with muzzle velocities ranging from 2,700 to 3,000 feet per second. It is a relatively low-recoil cartridge, which makes it easier to shoot accurately, especially at long ranges.

The 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge has gained popularity among hunters for its excellent terminal ballistics, particularly on medium-sized game such as deer and antelope. Its accuracy and long-range performance also make it a popular choice for hunting at longer ranges.