Savage Expands Lines with 6.5 Creedmoor

Savage Axis XP II

Savage Arms expanded its bolt action rifle lines with the addition of the 6.5 Creedmoor. A number of new rifles are now available in this caliber.

16 Lightweight Hunter

16 Lightweight Hunter

This rifle uses a synthetic black stock and has a 20″ stainless steel barrel. It has a detachable, four round box magazine. Without a scope it weighs in at 5.65 pounds. The MSRP is $752.


Savage Axis

The Axis is the company’s basic bolt action rifle. This model has a 22″ barrel, synthetic stock and a four round, detachable magazine. It weighs 6.5 pounds and retails for $368.

Axis, Left Hand

Savage Axis

Savage is one of the few companies that caters to the left handed shooter. This model is a mirror image of the standard Axis above. It carries the same retail price.

Axis XP

Savage Axis XP

Savage sells a lot of ready to go hunting rifles. Called the XP, these guns have a 3-9×40 scope that ships mounted and boresighted. The suggested retail is $407.

Axis XP Stainless

Savage Axis XP

For the hunter wanting better corrosion resistance, Savage offers the XP Stainless. The price is an additional $100.

Axis XP Camo


This is the same as the XP, but with a synthetic stock finished in a camo pattern. $485.

Axis II XP

Savage Axis XP II

The Axis II XP is similar to the Axis XP, but with the addition of the company’s popular adjustable AccuTrigger. In 6.5 Creedmoor, this gun retails for $485. A stainless version is also available at $580.

Axis II XP Hardwood

6.5 Creedmoor Rifle

This version has a wood stock and comes with a mounted and boresighted 3-9×40 Weaver Kaspa scope. It retails for $506.

Cadex Defense released new rifles in 6.5 Creedmoor earlier this year. Additionally, Seekins Precision announced the company would begin selling the SP10 chambered for the 6.5mm round. I’ve had a chance to run one of the SP10 guns in .308 Win and found it to be a very capable rifle. I imagine it will be excellent in 6.5 Creedmoor also.

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  • Full Name

    Why would they not have a heavy-barrel varmint model in 6.5Cr?

    • Jwedel1231

      Good point. Seems like a natural progression, so hopefully they will release something like that soon.

  • Jwedel1231

    This is a good way for someone to get into 6.5 CM, though as a for-competition cartridge from inception, I wonder how well these will sell, and to what market they expect to sell the most to?

  • Wanderlust

    I will buy one of the hardwood ones simply because I had no cheap way to get into 6.5, now I do

    • Kimjungill

      Ruger has had an American rifle for awhile in Creedmoor. I’ve seen them as cheap as $380.

      • Amanofdragons

        Ruger American can be consistently had for 380 or so. They’re great shooters. I’ve seen consistent moa or less groups.

      • Wanderlust

        I didnt know, will have to look into that 🙂

  • Nashvone

    I’m all for affordable firearms but is something missing that I’m not aware of? A $500ish firearm shooting ammo that is more than a dollar a round?

  • Maybe I’m mistaken, but I could swear that Savage had been making 6.5 Creedmoor Axises for a while now.

    I do know I bought my Model 11 LRH about 2 years ago, in Creedmoor.

  • Full Name

    Oh, okay. They already have a tack tickle model, these are just new models in addition to that.