6mm Creedmoor (That’s Not A Typo) Now Offered in the Ruger Precision & American Predator

6mm Creedmoor

You read that correctly. Ruger is now chambering their extremely popular Precision rifle in not only 6.5mm Creedmoor, but also 6mm Creedmoor. They discontinued the .243 Winchester offering and opted for a different 6mm caliber. Depending on what grain weight and powder charge you run, both calibers perform well. The biggest determining factor could be whether you want to punch paper or varmints. Even in that scenario, it is still a close toss-up. Introducing the 6mm Creedmoor begins to cement the Ruger Precision as a true long range rifle. Less people will see this as a tactical rifle for only the Tacti-COOL crowd.

6mm Creedmoor

The Ruger American, although not as popular as their new Precision, still has a strong following in the economy, hunting-rifle market. The American Predator variant with its threaded barrel and full length rail is a nicer package keeping in mind the growing popularity of silencers.

Ruger expanded on this new caliber addition to the American Predator line of rifles:

6mm CreedmoorThe Ruger American Rifle Predator is now also chambered in 6mm Creedmoor. The 100% American-made Ruger American Rifle is a proven performer and has set new standards of performance among full-featured, bolt-action rifles. The Ruger American Rifle Predator features a moss green synthetic stock, a heavier tapered, free-floated, threaded barrel and a factory installed one-piece aluminum scope rail. Originally designed as a longer-range hunting rifle, the Predator has proven itself in long-range target shooting as well. In this new chambering, with a 1:7.7″ twist and 22″ barrel, the Ruger American Rifle Predator in 6mm Creedmoor offers a cost-effective option for those interested in seeing how far they can stretch out what has become one of America’s favorite hunting rifles.

The Ruger Precision and American rifles continue to see new calibers added into their line-up. This trend should continue throughout 2017 as well.



Hello everyone! The outdoors, Crossfit, and anything firearm related have always been my passions. I’ve been a guest writer for Sierra Bullets, am a Smith & Wesson Armorer, reloader, and have an addiction to classic S&W and Colt revolvers. Be sure to visit TFB frequently and keep your magazines full, my friends!


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  • Jason

    I had a 6.5 on order for a year before I cancelled and then 2nd gen came out. My LGS has been trying to get a 2nd gen ever since and still has not been able to get one through four different distributors . If I wanted to pay full retail or more I could probably pick one up easier now. It seems like they would be trying more to keep up with demand before dropping a more popular caliber and adding one that cost almost double per round. Just my 2 cents.

    • Mike N.

      6mm Creedmoor is pretty popular in PRS competitions (over .243 and other 6mm chamberings). That’s probably why they adopted it.

    • AndyHasky

      I travel a lot for my job, mostly the mid south. I’ve seen a ton in stores in SC, GA and MS. Gen 1 and 2’s. I don’t know what the deal is, they’re non-existent where I live in the panhandle of TX.

    • Harry’s Holsters

      You’ve got to get a dealer that has priority. Often these distributors take hot items and give them to their reps who use them to incentives the sale of less popular guns or to reward a lot of business.

    • Malthrak

      Theyre popular but shouldnt be *that* hard to get, waiting over a year is insane, theyve been out for a while now and Ive seen them on the shelves of both local gun stores and places like Cabelas for quite some time now in at least three different states (CA, OR and WA). You may need to shop around if your local gun shop isnt coming through, theyre definitely out there.

    • RSG

      Seems easy enough to source online at one of the bigger sellers and just pay the shipping and FFL fee. No way am I waiting for a year for something when the difference is $50.

      • AndyHasky

        That’s my first thought when I hear someone say they’ve been on a wait list that long. You either have to really, really hate ordering a gun online or just don’t want it that badly if you can’t get online and get it.

        • Marcus D.

          When I order a gun on line, the local gun stores around here–and elsewhere–charge a $75 transfer fee, to which is added the DROS (Dealer Record of Sale) charge of $25, part of which the dealer keeps and the rest goes to the State for the background check. In short, $100 extra for each firearm bought on line. Really takes the incentive of buying on line–which is of course the point. Fortunately, I found a table top FFL who only charges a $25 transfer fee.

          • AndyHasky

            Most gun guys “know a guy” like that in their area, in mine the transfer fee is $25 almost everywhere but I know a guy who does it for $10.

  • Sunshine_Shooter

    I like this. Ruger is looking at what their rifle is being bought for and looking at the market and changing accordingly. The thing I like the best is that they are replacing the .243 with a rank equivalent with different case geometry. I hope it sells well and makes the 6mm CM more mainstream.

  • Drew Coleman

    Now do a 223 version that uses AICS pattern 223 magazines. Please?

    • I doubt that is happening, unless they can make it like the current Precision Rifle where it supports both AR-15 and AICS mags. But AICS 223 only, not happening.

      • Drew Coleman

        Dunno if you could do AR and AICS 223 mags – the AICS mags are longer I think, to allow you to load to the lands. Why not AICS only?

        • iksnilol

          Probably cause the mags are expensive and Ruger is sorta a economy brand.

          Only expensive mags they’ll have their guns exclusive for are their own proprietary ones.

        • Because AR mags provide 90% of the capability of AICS mags at 1/3 the price and are common as all get out. Even among long range shooters 223 AICS mags are quite rare.

  • d

    I just got in a Ruger American in 300blk. Feeding jams if I load 4 or 5 rounds in the 5-round magazine. Only feeds if I load 3 or less. Not pleased to say the least

  • SlowJoeCrow

    I’m still waiting for a left handed option. Ruger already has lefty actions so all they need is a modified chassis and a different action. I’d be happy with a single 6.5 CM offering, otherwise I’m left with a Savage action and MDT chassis at this price point, since Savage doesn’t do a lefty version of their chassis either.

  • Masoo2

    Can anyone here comment on the Ruger American Predator?

    It seems almost too good to be true for a $350 6.5 Creedmore that people have been getting out to a mile and further.

    • Mack

      Nice action and barrel profile.

      Scope rail and threaded barrel is a big plus.

      Trigger leaves a little to be desired.

      Stock and magazine in my opinion is the weak point.

      Still averaged 5/8″ groups using factory hornady 140 ELD in the 3 different ones i have fired for customers. for the money, great rifle.

      • Nashvone

        Does Ruger sell a firearm with a decent trigger?

    • snowbird

      I have shoot a couple of the American predators. they are good shooting rifles but if you could buy one and shoot a mile with it why would you ever spend the money on a precision? there great to carry in the woods but at the end of the day there still nothing more than a $350 riflle.

  • Scott Wagner

    I wonder if this means they’ve stopped using their customers for T&Eing the design….

  • Frank Grimes

    What a stupid caliber.

    That’s like Winchester making the “7.62 Winchester” by necking the .270 Winchester up to .30 caliber.