Why the 6mm Creedmoor is poised to take the gun world by storm
By Jacki Billings
From left to right: .308 Win., 260 Rem. and 6mm Creedmoor. (Photo: Shakezoola via Imugr)
Lurking quietly in the shadows, the 6mm Creedmoor is finally poised to usurp its sister round, the 6.5 Creedmoor, as the next big cartridge to take the gun industry by storm. How did this long range round make its way from obscurity to mainstream and is it set to tackle the surging popularity of its sibling round?
The 6mm Creedmoor began with humble origins. Originally developed by Outdoor Life author John Snow, its creation was merely to showcase how to develop a wildcat round. Snow specifically was looking to build a cartridge that could handle shots out to 1,000 yards with moderate recoil for a feature article for the outdoor publication.
“My ambitions for this wildcat extended no further than getting a good feature out of it and using it to hunt coyotes and deer,” Snow wrote in Outdoor Life.
In need of a little help, he turned to his friends at Hornady for guidance on bringing a new wildcat cartridge to life. The ammo maker jumped on board, necking down the 6.5 Creedmoor for 6mm bullets — a seemingly straightforward approach that matched Snow’s criteria.
Snow now had his