6 mm Creedmoor

Reloading data for 6 mm Creedmoor cartridges and specifications for cases and loads in this caliber.
Product number: CID_939
Load data for caliber "6 mm Creedmoor"
The 6mm Creedmoor is a rifle cartridge developed by Hornady in 2007. It is a centerfire, bottlenecked cartridge with a bullet diameter of .243 inches (6.17mm) and a case length of 1.920 inches (48.8mm).

The 6mm Creedmoor was designed as a long-range cartridge for use in precision rifles. It is capable of firing high-BC bullets at high velocities, resulting in exceptional long-range accuracy and terminal ballistics. The cartridge's flat trajectory and low recoil make it popular among competitive shooters, hunters, and long-range enthusiasts.

The cartridge is suitable for hunting a wide range of game, from varmints and predators to deer and antelope. It is also used extensively in precision rifle competitions such as the Precision Rifle Series (PRS) and the National Rifle League (NRL).

Overall, the 6mm Creedmoor is considered a versatile and reliable cartridge for long-range shooting and hunting applications, and it has gained a loyal following among hunters, shooters, and competitors who value its accuracy, low recoil, and versatility.

You find 6 mm Creedmoor load data with all common powders and bullets by clicking the 'Loads in this caliber' button above.

Technical Specifications (based on the respective safety standard - see more details in tab 'Datasheet' if available)

Caliber: 6 mm Creedmoor
Cartridge Type: Rimless
Bullet Diameter: 0.243 '' | 6.17 mm
Max. Case Length (l3): 1.92'' | 48.9 mm
Max .Cartridge Length / OAL: 2.8'' | 71.12 mm
Maximum Standardized Pressure: 61932.08 psi | 4270 bar
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