6.5 CREEDMOOR AMMO
The 6.5mm Creedmoor ammo (6.5×48 mm), designated 6.5 Creedmoor by SAAMI, 6.5 Creedmoor by the C.I.P. or 6.5 CM or 6.5 CRDMR for short, is a centerfire rifle cartridge introduced by Hornady in 2007. It was developed by Hornady senior ballistics scientist Dave Emary in partnership with Dennis DeMille, the vice-president of product development at Creedmoor Sports, hence the name. The cartridge is a necked-down modification of the .30 Thompson Center.
6.5 Creedmoor ammo has gained an incredible following since the Nebraska-based Hornady introduced it in 2008. According to the ammo company, the idea of 6.5 Creedmoor ammunition emerged during a casual conversation at an elite shooting match. Those involved in the discussion expressed a desire to create a match-grade cartridge from the ground up. It would be the first of its kind. Months later, Hornady released the 6.5 Creedmoor round. Since then, the cartridge has become wildly popular among long-distance target shooters and hunters worldwide.