“The 6.5mm Creedmoor is a centerfire rifle cartridge introduced by Hornady in 2007 as a modification of the .30 TC, which was based on the 300 Savage,” wikipedia.org reports. So it’s no surprise, then, that Savage is adding 6.5 Creedmor capability to its AXIS and AXIS II rifles. [Press release via ammoland.com below.]
While 6.5 Creedmor is a growing favorite amongst hunters, the ammo ain’t cheap. Midway sells a box of 20 Hornady Precision Hunter 6.5 Creedmoor 143 grain cartridges for $32.99, or $1.65 per round. And the cartridge has limited reloading potential. Still, shooting 6.5 Creedmor out of one of Savage’s value-priced adjustable AccuTrigger-equipped rifles should be a relatively painless and extremely effective experience.
Suffield, CT -(AmmoLand.com)- Savage Arms is pleased to announce its extension of 6.5 Creedmoor in nine existing rifle models, including several entry-level offerings priced less than $500.
Shipments of these firearms are currently being delivered to dealers.
Since its introduction, the 6.5 Creedmoor has become one of the most popular hunting cartridges on the market. Savage Arms has added nine new rifles chambered for the hot, flat-shooting cartridge. They include the new 16 Lightweight Hunter, AXIS, AXIS LH, AXIS XP AXIS XP Camo, AXIS XP Stainless, AXIS II XP, AXIS II XP Stainless and AXIS II XP Hardwood.
Features & Benefits:
Chambered for the popular 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge
Flat trajectory and high velocity from a short-action cartridge
Less felt recoil
Available in several of Savage Arms’ most popular big game rifle platforms, including the new 16 Lightweight Hunter, AXIS II XP Stainless and AXIS II XP Hardwood
Part No. / Description / MSRP:
22670 / 16 Lightweight Hunter, 6.5 Creedmoor / $752
22671 / AXIS, 6.5 Creedmoor / $368
22672 / AXIS LH, 6.5 Creedmoor / $368
22673 / AXIS XP, 6.5 Creedmoor / $407
22674 / AXIS XP Camo, 6.5 Creedmoor / $485
22675 / AXIS XP Stainless, 6.5 Creedmoor / $507
22676 / AXIS II XP, 6.5 Creedmoor / $485
22677 / AXIS II XP Stainless, 6.5 Creedmoor / $580
22678 / AXIS II XP Hardwood, 6.5 Creedmoor / $506
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