Remington has announced that they have added several new 6.5 Creedmoor loads to their ammunition lineup. The one that is of most interest to us is their Premier Match load that uses the Barnes 140gr Open Tip Match (OTM) bullet with a BC of .586, which is good, but not great. It is good to see more and more manufacturers loading match ammo for the 6.5 Creedmoor and it is a testament to the popularity of the load for long range shooting.
What we really found interesting is that Remington also finally shows a .260 Match load as well using the same bullet as the 6.5 Creedmoor. The reason we find this funny is because if Remington had pushed the .260 Rem. as a long range load from the beginning, there is a good chance the 6.5 Creedmoor never would have been developed. Instead they never loaded the .260 in their own heavy barrel long range rifles and they treated it as a lesser recoiling hunting load than the 308. Oh well. The 6.5 Creeedmoor has stolen the .260 long range thunder even though it usually cannot launch the same bullets at the same velocity as the .260. Though the 6.5 C has other very good qualities as well.
An addition funny note… we cannot find velocities published for either the .260 or 6.5CM load anywhere on the Remington web page, printed catalog, or in the press release. That seems odd. We’ll let you know what it is as soon as we can find out.