Is Federal’s Gold Medal Rifle Ammo Cream of the 6mm Creedmoor Crop?
By Jay Langston
Rifle and ammunition manufacturers continue to jump on the 6mm Creedmoor bandwagon, and Federal recently added a match round to its Gold Medal lineup to feed demand. We saw the new load firsthand at this year’s Athlon Outdoor Rendezvous.
The 6mm Creedmoor has been around for about a decade. Outdoor Life Hunting Editor John Snow had a wildcat itch he needed to scratch. So he hooked up with GA Precision’s George Gardner to build a rifle around his necked-down Creedmoor. He went to Hornady and it provided a set of custom dies. Fast forward several years and Gardner decided to build an AR-10 rifle in 6mm Creedmoor to compete in the fledgling Precision Rifle Series (PRS) matches.
Precision Rifle Series rules specify that cartridges used in matches must not exceed 3,200 fps to prevent target damage. Consequently, cartridges used tend to reach toward that mark at near case capacity for maximum efficiency. That’s the reasoning that Gardner gave for one of his most recent cartridges developed for PRS, the 6.5 PRC. Additionally, this cartridge launches the high-B.C. 140-grain bullets at …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life