Seekins Precision 6.5CM

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When it rains it pours. I’ve not previously been interested in the 6.5 Creedmoor round (not because of any dislike; I just haven’t had the bandwidth to engage it) and I recently found out I am getting the chance to review a rifle chambered in it. Queue stumbling upon a new press release from Seekins Precision announcing their official release of a new SP10 Rifle chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor.

We have worked tirelessly over the past year to fine tune and craft this rifle to meet the stringent demands for quality and accuracy that the Seekins Precision name is known for.

They based the new SP10 on their iRMT Upper Receiver (CNC machined from 7075-T6 billet aluminum) which incorporates a top Picatinny rail (it extends over the barrel mount to provide more strength to the receiver; and obvious more space to mount things). They are also coupling it with their SP3r Free Float Handguard (which is flat on the bottom to aid stability when shooting precision). It also comes with a stainless steel match-grade barrel is specifically contoured to balance the rifle (and provide some weight reduction).

The SP10 6.5 Creedmoor lower is also machined from 7075-T6 billet aluminum and is fully ambidextrous (including the magazine release, selector switch and an ambidexeterous bolt switch that “allows the shooter to lock back or release the bolt with a single finger”. It has a tuned 3.5 pound trigger that “guarantees out of the box performance” (it looks to be a CMC Trigger). Finally, the stock is the Magpul PRS stock. MSRP looks to be $2650.

You can find out more information at their site: http://www.seekinsprecision.com/parts-and-accessories/modern-sporting-rifles/sp10-6-5-creedmore.html



Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he has embraced his inner “Warrior Hippie” and assaults 14er in his sandals and beard, or engages in rucking adventure challenges while consuming craft beer. To fund these adventures, he writes medical software and builds websites and mobile apps. His latest venture is as one of the founders of IronSights.com; a search engine for all things gun related. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.


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  • BattleshipGrey

    I’m liking the attention 6.5 calibers are getting of late.

    • Vitor Roma

      6.5CM makes so much sense. It easily outhshoots .308 while having LESS recoil, it is the superior round.

    • Paul White

      I’m a diehard fan of quarter bores; 25-06, .257, 6.5 family. Great performance, with a lot less recoil than a 30 caliber.

  • Harrison Jones

    I’m really hoping this is a sub .5MOA gun. The large frame ARs in 6.5 creedmore are exciting me. With the price of 6.5 ammo these are giving 18inch plus AR10s a run for their money.

  • Spencerhut

    Someone want to explain how a 6.5CM based on the 300 Savage is better than a .260 Rem based on the .308 Win? Right thought so. They have been making .260 Rem AR’s since oh 1997, and the 6.5CM since 2007. Both fit in the same guns. Both take the same bullets. Both are silly accurate. One has inexpensive and easy to load yourself ammo, the 260 Rem. I can make a .260 Rem case from .308, 7-08, .243 etc. You can make a 6.5CM case from . . .300 Savage.

    I’ll take a 6.5mm in the .260 Remington, and in fact have several of them.

    • sean

      The .308 win is also based on the .300 savage. The Creedmore seems to do slightly better velocities. But yes the 260 rem is older, so you got something there.

      • Spencerhut

        6.5CM *had* a slight edge in velocity when Hornady first released it with hot as hell, damn the pressure loads. After enough people complained they backed the loads off.

        • FightFireJay

          6.5 CM has,
          – asteeper shoulder angle for longer throat life and better burn charecteristics
          – neck length improved for accuracy
          – case length optimized for heavier match bullets
          – factory match ammo
          – more factory barreled options

          Each of these may be only incremental differences from it’s near twin brother. But they do add up a slightly better system.

          • iksnilol

            But milder loads in .260 will help the brass last longer than a steeper shoulder angle will.

    • Mack

      The difference is 6.5 creedmoor is better suited for mag length restricted weapons. You can seat the bullet out further. In single load or long action, .260 is better. But the creedmoor with the Hornady Factory Match ammo is sub half inch out of most match guns.

      You can also form 6.5 creed from those calibers, just need to trim down and turn the necks. But creedmoor is picking up steam with American Eagle, Winchester, and Hornady all making factory ammo.

      I personally prefer 6.5 Creed because i like gassers and my customers like factory ammo that can shoot as good as handloads.

    • Sledgecrowbar

      As stated, there are other differences between 6.5CM and .260 Rem. While .260 has slightly more case capacity, which is good for 50-100 more FPS from the same barrel length, the 6.5 was designed to fit in a standard short action receiver and offer wildcat/handloader-grade accuracy from factory ammo. The case geometry and spec is different in several ways that lend it to target competition. The .260 is probably the better round for most peoples’ use, mainly because of price, but if you’re after accuracy, the 6.5 is superior. That it’s a fad right now is causing gas guns to be chambered in it, and that’s really not worthwhile in my opinion, because 6.5 was designed to be chamberd in a gun like a Surgeon-action Rem 700 that would run you double what this Seekins MSRP’s for. Using 6.5 in an autoloader is like putting $12/gallon race gas in a showroom-stock Civic. Yeah, it’s cool, but it’s a tremendous waste. I agree that .260 should be the method to bring 6.5-caliber bullets to the AR platform for their unbeatable ballistics and recoil.

      • Spencerhut

        Agreed, thus my large factor AR is in .260 Rem.

  • Simon Spero

    I was disappointed to discover that the cartridge is not named after the town near Butner, NC.

  • Full Name

    “MSRP looks to be $2650.” Can someone educate me on why a rifle, ANY rifle, would be worth this much money? Granted, I suffer from chronic cheapbastardism, but this seems excessive to me.

  • dieks62

    Funny how no one has even bothered mentioning the best one out of three, which from day one after introduction has been widely used in the F-Class: the 6.5x47Lapua!