Hornady Match Ammunition 6mm Creedmoor 108 Grain ELD Match
This ammunition 6mm creedmoor is of a bespoke grade from the manufacturer and is loaded to exacting requirements. These specifications ensure that the right ignition will occur and that each shot will have the same consistent, match-winning, pinpoint accuracy. Performs on par with or even above the level of handloads. This ammunition is brand new, produced in non-corrosive brass casings with boxer primers and is capable of being reloaded.
High-BC bullets typically have conventional polymer tips, which melt during flight. Engineers working with Hornady made the discovery that standard bullet tip materials melt and deform when used in streamlined bullets with a high BC.
Despite the fact that aerodynamic heating does not pose a substantial problem for moderate BC conventionally tipped varmint and hunting bullets, it does cause a drop in BC and a degradation in accuracy, particularly at extended ranges (more than 400 yards). In order to mitigate this effect, Hornady discovered a heat-resistant material and developed the Heat Shield tip, which currently has a patent pending.
This innovative new tip produces the ideal meplat (tip) with results that are incredibly consistent from one round to the next and from one lot to the next. The Heat Shield tip is designed to defy the effects of aerodynamic heating and maintain its shape in order to produce a perfect meplat (tip) that has the same shape at all times.
An extremely accurate and high BC match bullet is created by combining a streamlined secant ogive with an optimal boattail design, highly concentric AMP bullet jackets, and a patent-pending Heat Shield tip. This combination results in a bullet that is extremely accurate. Doppler radar is used to make measurements, which are then adjusted to account for the atmosphere at the standard pressure and temperature.
The 6.5mm Creedmoor has 3.40 ml (52.5 grains H2O) cartridge case capacity.
6.5mm Creedmoor maximum C.I.P. cartridge dimensions. All sizes in millimeters (mm).
Americans define the shoulder angle at alpha/2 = 30 degrees. The common rifling twist rate for this cartridge is 203 mm (1 in 8 in), 6 grooves, Ø lands = 6.50 mm (0.256 in), Ø grooves = 6.71 mm (0.264 in), land width = 2.29 mm (0.090 in), and the primer type is large rifle or small rifle depending on the cartridge case manufacturer.
According to the official C.I.P. (Commission Internationale Permanente pour l’Epreuve des Armes à Feu Portatives) rulings, 6.5mm Creedmoor can handle up to 435.00 MPa (63,091 psi) Pmax piezo pressure. In C.I.P. regulated countries, every rifle cartridge combo has to be proofed at 125% of this maximum C.I.P. pressure to certify for sale to consumers. In CIP-regulated areas, 6.5mm Creedmoor chambered arms are proof-tested at 543.80 MPa (78,872 psi) PE piezo pressure.
The 6mm Creedmoor as parent case
6mm Creedmoor, 6.5mm Creedmoor, and.308 Winchester are the order they appear in, starting from the left.
The 6mm Creedmoor is a necked-down version of the 6.5mm Creedmoor that fires bullets measuring 6 millimeters (.243 inches) in diameter. These bullets are lighter than 6.5 mm rounds and have reduced recoil in a manner that is comparable.
The first documented conception of the 6mm Creedmoor was made by Lee Gardner, a Snipershide forum user in May of 2009. John Snow at Outdoor Life built a 6mm Creedmoor rifle in 2009 for a magazine article of the wildcat cartridge that appeared in 2010. However, the article about the wildcat cartridge did not appear until 2010.
As of the month of May in 2018, Savage Arms carries four rifles chambered in the 6mm Creedmoor: three bolt-action rifles and one semiautomatic rifle.
As of the month of May in 2018, Hornady provides 6mm Creedmoor ammo in three different grain weights: 87-gr Varmint Express, 103-gr Precision Hunter, and 108-gr Match.
The performance of the 6mm Creedmoor and the.243 Winchester is very comparable; however, the 6mm Creedmoor has slightly less powder space and is frequently loaded to somewhat higher pressures.