6.5 Creedmoor dominates new guns, ammo at SHOT (10 PICS)

Until now, the 6.5 Creedmoor chambering had been quietly humming along while drawing moderate interest from distance shooters.  But now, things have changed, as many major gun and ammo manufacturers have discovered the versatility of the round for not only long range shooters, but hunters.  Here are some of the notable entries into the 6.5 market as the caliber floods SHOT:

TC debuted a family of Compass rifle options chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. (Photo: Kristin Alberts)

TC debuted a family of 6.5 Creedmoor rifle and barrel options, with both a Compass and Venture model shown here. (Photo: Kristin Alberts)

Winchester is helping hunters wring big-game potential from the 6.5 with their new Deer Season ammo. (Photo: Kristin Alberts)

Winchester is helping hunters wring big-game potential from the 6.5 with their new Deer Season ammo. (Photo: Kristin Alberts)

Savage's new MSR-10 pair of rifles are both available in 6.5 chamberings, with the high-end Long Range MSR shown here. (Photo: Kristin Alberts)

Savage’s new MSR-10 pair of rifles are both available in 6.5 chamberings, with the high-end Long Range MSR shown off here by Vista’s JJ Reich. (Photo: Kristin Alberts)

Detailed look at the Savage MSR-10 Long Range rifle. (Photo: Kristin Alberts)

Detailed look at the Savage MSR-10 Long Range rifle with Blackhawk! furniture. (Photo: Kristin Alberts)

Mossberg added the 6.5 chambering to several of its rifles, with the most popular being the Predator shown here. (Photo: Wm Stewart)

Mossberg added the 6.5 chambering to several of its rifles, with the most popular being the Predator shown here. (Photo: Wm Stewart)

Hang tags announce the new chambering on Mossberg's MVP Predator and Patriot Predator. (Photo: Kristin Alberts)

Hang tags announce the new chambering on Mossberg’s MVP Predator and Patriot Predator. (Photo: Kristin Alberts)

Hornady's hit line of long-range, match-grade hunting ammo added 6.5 to the line this year. (Photo: Kristin Alberts)

Hornady’s hit line of long-range, match-grade hunting ammo added 6.5 to the line this year. (Photo: Kristin Alberts)

Hornady debuted a set of high-quality 6.5 dies with their Custom __ (Photo: Kristin Alberts)

Hornady showed off a set of high-quality 6.5 Creedmoor dies with their Custom Grade full-length set (Photo: Kristin Alberts)

Browning's new-for-2017 bronze-cerakoted X-Bolt rifle comes chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. A company rep shows off a cutaway of this model's carbon fiber stock. (Photo: Kristin Alberts)

Browning’s new-for-2017 burnt-bronze-cerakoted X-Bolt rifle comes chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. A company rep shows off a cutaway of this model’s carbon fiber stock. (Photo: Kristin Alberts)

Barrett's Fieldcraft bolt action rifle chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. (Photo: Kristin Alberts)

Barrett’s Fieldcraft bolt action rifle chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. (Photo: Kristin Alberts)