6.5 Creedmoor: History, Development, Pros & Cons, 270 Win Comparison

   11.13.20

6.5 Creedmoor: History, Development, Pros & Cons, 270 Win Comparison

(Image: Screenshot from video)

Ron Spomer knows his stuff about guns and ammo, and if you are interested in the 6.5 Creedmoor at all, this video is worthwhile.

It’s interesting to know about the cartridge’s development and why it was made the way it’s made, and to explore all the reasons it became popular among the target shooters for whom it was developed. But the video’s title promises a comparison with the 270 Win, and you have to get pretty deep before that comes in.

Around the 12-13 minute mark, we get a promise of that. But alas, Ron wanders down a rabbit trail and starts talking about shoulder angles and all kinds of other trivia. Finally, around 15:30, we get to the point, which is that the 270 Win shoots flatter than the 6.5 CM.

The 6.5 does win in wind deflection, as well as recoil; his chart claims the 6.5 will kick only 75% as hard as a 270.

What do you think? Do you love or hate the 6.5 Creedmoor? I can’t say I love it, but I don’t hate it either. I just prefer to keep my deer hunting bullets .30 caliber and greater.

Hope you enjoy the video.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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