Ruger is now offering two rifles chambered in the growing 6mm Creedmoor round for the long range shooters out there. This is going to be a great selling point for Ruger, for being one of the first commercial rifle producers to make rifles for this round. The 6mm Creedmoor is being hailed among the long range shooters from all over. Doing research of this round online, I have found that the main difference between the 6.5 Creedmoor and the 6mm Creedmoor will be felt less recoil and you lose a little FPS, but will still have the long range capabilities as the 6.5. Personally, I am not a long range shooter, but from what I’m reading on the forums, the 6mm is a growing fad at the moment.
Ruger is offering the American Rifle Predator (16948) and the now high-demand Ruger Precision Rifle (18016). The American Rifle Predator is still in line price wise as all their other Predator calibers, MSRP $529.00. The American Rifle Predator synthetic stock will be in Moss Green and will sport a 1.7.7″ RH Twist Threaded Barrel. Unfortunately, like the other Predator rifles, it comes with that one piece scope mount that seems to be somewhat useless, but for some it’s a selling point. I wish Ruger would re-design this part of the rifle, but I digress.
The Ruger Precision Rifle will sport a 5R 1.7.7″ RH Twist Threaded Barrel that has a muzzle brake already installed from the factory. Like the other Ruger Precision Rifles, the 6mm caliber will sport the folding Precision MRS stock with QD Sling attachment points and comes with an AR Style Free-Floating handguard. It will also include two removable 10rd magazines. MSRP is coming in at $1599.00
The 6.5mm cartridge has been around for quite awhile. It was very popular during WWI-WWII being used by countries like Sweden with the K11/K31 (6.5×55) rifles, Italy (6.5 Carcano), China (6.5×50/54), etc. After WWII, a lot of sporterized Mausers became the popular way to make custom rifles and the 6mm round made its way into some of those Mausers.
I know cartridges come and go based on popularity, but I’m curious to see how long this round will stay around being Ruger is the only company at the moment making commercial rifles for this round. Only time will tell. We will find out more when we visit Ruger at SHOT Show in a few weeks!
As always, ya’ll be good and be safe!