The 6.5mm Creedmoor is a centerfire rifle cartridge introduced by Hornady in 2007 as a modification of the .30 TC. It was designed specifically for rifle target shooting competition, although it is also achieving great success in hunting. Bullet for bullet it achieves a slower muzzle velocity than longer cartridges such as the 6.5-284 Norma or magnums such as the 6.5mm Remington Magnum. However, due to its 2.825 inch overall length, the 6.5mm Creedmoor is capable of being chambered in short-action bolt rifles and AR-10 rifles.
The 6.5 Creedmoor has proven to be highly accurate as both a competition shooting round and a hunting round. The 6.5 Creedmoor has proven to be highly efficient out to 1000 yards with an abundance of energy at impact. The round has been successful in bagging all small to large game including Bear and Elk.