Browning – More Support for 6.5 Creedmoor

Browning X-Bolt Hunter

Browning is now fully supporting the 6.5 Creedmoor across much of its rifle line. Introduced in 2007, this cartridge has caught on with a lot of shooters in the past few years. As a result, I’ve seen a lot of companies introduce new guns for this cartridge and update old lines to include it. Browning introduced 6.5 Creedmoor versions of many of its rifles this year.

Here are some of the guns that can now be had from Browning that are chambered for this cartridge:

  • X-Bolt Varmint Stalker with Mossy Oak Brush stock – This is a bolt action rifle with a camo synthetic stock.
  • X-Bolt Hunter – The Hunter has a walnut stock with recoil pad, adjustable trigger and a rotary magazine.
  • X-Bolt Micro Midas – This is one of Browning’s reduced size rifles. It has a shortened walnut stock, blued barrel and short throw bolt action.
  • X-Bolt Medallion Safari Grade – This is a new line from Browning that features a gloss finished grade V/VI walnut stock and a blued barrel with target crown and gold accented barrel engraving.
  • X-Bolt Medallion – The Medallion has a gloss finished walnut stock and a blued barrel.
  • X-Bolt High Grade Hunter – This has an oil-finished grade III/IV walnut stock and a blued octagon rifle.
  • X-Bolt White Gold Medallion – Nicely finished bolt-action rifle with a polished stainless barrel and action, gloss walnut stock and gold engraving.
  • X-Bolt Eclipse Hunter – This is a thumbhole stock bolt gun.
  • AB3 Hunter – Bolt action rifle with walnut stock, 60˚ throw and detachable magazine.
  • AB3 Composite Stalker – Similar to the AB3 Hunter but with a black synthetic stock.
  • AB3 Micro Stalker – A smaller version of the Composite Stalker above for smaller shooters.

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  • Person

    6.5 Creedmoor? Huh. Never heard of it.

    • It’s an obscure cartridge, I’m sure you’ve never heard of it.

  • tiger

    What about the BLR and BAR? That is what I want to buy.

    • The_Champ

      Yep a 6.5mm BAR would be nifty. Wonder if they ever offered a 6.5x55mm BAR?

      • Xtorin O’hern

        6.5x55mm BAR, took me a second to realize you weren’t talking about the WW2 era machine gun. Either one would be sexy as hell though.

        • Jason Culligan

          In the case of the M1918 BAR, there was indeed a 6.5×55 Swede version. Karl Gustaf made them under the designation Kg m/1921. Almost identical to the normal M1918 although they did add a pistol grip and they were chambered in the 6.5 round.

          As for the ‘other’ BAR, it’s hard to say but I doubt it was ever made in 6.5 to be honest.

  • PersonCommenting

    so its a 25 caliber projectile. What kind of game can it take? Im not really up on my ballistics as much as I should be so I usually just use a 308. It would be nice to have an effective round that caused tissue damage that recoiled less and was a little ligher. Is the speed what makes this a good round?

    • Xtorin O’hern

      speed and high sectional density along with super flat trajectory make it easier to take game at longer ranges all with less recoil. down side to that is you can expect less tissue damage making shot placement even more critical.

  • disqus_FvZ6sgYBr2

    I’ll stick with my Browning stainless stalker in .270 win. Pretty much the same ballistics. I can buy it anywhere. Lots of manufacturers make it. It’s a proven round and already in my arsenal……………..

  • A good starter would be the Ruger Precision Rifle which you can get in 6.5 Creedmoor which is a great long range round.