Remington has just announced the release of their new Model 700 in 6.5 Creedmoor. This new Model 700 will also be outfitted with the Magpul rifle chassis that is gaining in popularity for its lightweight design, and enhanced features that provide the modularity to fit a wide range of shooters. The continued expansion of 6.5 Creedmoor has been one of the biggest news items in the rifle market.
Several years ago there was serious doubts about a 6mm or 6.5mm cartridge being able to burst through the .30 caliber strangle hold on the rifle market. I for one am thrilled that 6.5 Creedmoor is gaining in popularity. Mind you, I’ve been a .308 and .30-06 shooter most of my life, in both professional and hunting purposes. However, the superior trajectory, and outstanding terminal ballistics of the 6.5 Creedmoor, have not only wet my appetite for this cartridge but made me seriously consider this to be the strongest contender for the best overall rifle round on the market.