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6.5 Creedmoor


The 6.5mm Creedmoor, is a centerfire rifle cartridge introduced by Hornady in 2007 as a modification of the 6.5 Carcano and the .30 TC, and is based on the .308 Winchester. The cartridge was designed specifically for long-range target shooting, although it has success in game hunting and more recently it has found itself being adopted by various special operations communities due to its extreme accuracy and good effect on target.


Note: 343.2 m/s is the subsonic barrier - anything below that is considered subsonic. Subsonic ammunition removes the bullet crack down range making the round better suited to stealth.

Ammunition Type Damage Bullet Velocity (m/s) Barrier Penetration
6.5 Creedmoor 120gr AMAX Match 16.95 940 6.5
6.5 Creedmoor 95gr VMAX 9 1200 7
6.5 Creedmoor 130gr Hunting 19 854 6
6.5 Creedmoor HAPI 12 860 12.43
6.5 Creedmoor AeroShell AP 15 900 22.5

Note: Barrier penetration represents the rounds ability to go through walls and barriers. Armor piercing represents the rounds ability to penetrate body armor plates.