Georgia-based ammunition maker Atlanta Arms announced that the popular 6.5 Creedmoor round has now joined the company’s lineup of ammunition.
The 6.5 Creedmoor has seen a boom in popularity over the past year due to its improved ballistics and decreased price over .308 Winchester. The 6.5 Creedmoor round offers a lighter, sleeker projectile that delivers a high ballistic coefficient with less drag. Although the 6.5 Creedmoor load has been around for years, the rise in popularity of precision shooting in recent years paved the way for its booming success.
Atlanta Arms says its 6.5 Creedmoor load uses the 6.5mm Hollow Point Boat Tail 140 grain Sierra Matchking projectile combined with an Atlanta Arms brass casing. The accurate round averages 2,700 feet per second.
The company, who supplies ammo to the Army Marksmanship Unit as well as competition and professional shooters, says the 6.5 Creedmoor load will be offered in quantities of 20 rounds per box for $25 and 400 rounds per case from $500.