Steyr and Col. Jeff Cooper introduced the first production Scout Rifle to the world at the 1998 SHOT Show, and for more than a decade, Steyr hasn’t introduced a new chambering in the Scout Rifle platform. That is until now, as Steyr recently announced the debut of the Scout 6.5 Creedmoor.
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Throughout his decades of development of the scout-rifle concept, including the nearly decade-long collaborative design process to create the Steyr Scout, Cooper was very specific in his chambering choices for his ultimate production scout rifle.
Cooper also demanded the rifle be able to knock down any North American game, and he wanted the ammunition to be readily available. While the 6.5 Creedmoor debuted after Cooper had already passed, today it stands as one of the top cartridge choices and is plentiful.
“It can’t be said that Col. Cooper wasn’t a fan of the 6.5 mm, as he wrote about the 6.5 Mannlicher Schoenauer rather longingly,” said Scott O’Brien, Steyr Arms, USA, CEO. “But Col. Cooper never could have expected the amazing performance of the 6.5 Creedmoor, nor could he expect the widespread …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life