The 6.5 Creedmoor as a caliber has been experiencing an exponential rise in popularity as of late. Adding fuel to that fire is Patriot Ordnance Factory (POF) with their new P6.5 Edge rifle chambered for 6.5 Creedmoor.
This new rifle of POF’s utilizes the same lower receiver as their P308 rifle and is compatible with their P308 upper assembly. The 6.5 Creedmoor is heavily sought-after by target shooters, but it also has a notable following for hunters. The release of this rifle before many of the North American big game hunting seasons could bode well for POF. After all, timing is everything.
POF released a hefty press announcement on August 21st to its dealers and distributors notifying them that the P6.5 Edge is finally shipping out to distributors. This is what they had to say in their press release:
[Phoenix, Arizona] – Patriot Ordnance Factory is proud to announce the release of the P6.5 Creedmoor, the newest addition to our lineup of regulated Short-Stroke Piston operated rifles. Riding on the P308 ambidextrous Gen 4 Lower receiver, the P6.5 Creedmoor has all of the innovation, advanced alloys and coatings, and Relentless Reliability that our customers have come to expect in a POF rifle.
The P6.5 has a 20” Match-Grade Chrome-Moly barrel that has been under-drilled and 5R Button pulled for incredible accuracy in rifling, and Nitride heat treated to an astounding 70 Rockwell hardness for extreme lifespan, improved corrosion resistance, vastly improved bullet velocity, and dependable MOA guaranteed accuracy*. The P6.5 will use cross-compatible magazines with our P308, and uses many P308 sized parts such as the charging handle, roller cam pin, bolt carrier group, heat sink barrel nut, and is finished with our Edge Rail with 4 QD mounts and full M-Lok compatibility on the sides and bottom.
Like all of our rifles, the P6.5 is optic ready, bipod ready with front-bottom picatinny rails, and suppressor ready with our 5 position adjustable piston gas block. The chamber will also have our innovative E2 chamber process which allows a small amount of gas to flow through 4 channels located where the neck of the cartridge seats, breaking the seal after firing and creating a push-pull extraction that is more reliable and dependable.
Whether your plan is to be the master at the range, or in the forests, the P6.5 will deliver what you need for the first round down range, or the 19 more that will follow.
POF-USA is an Arizona-based small arms manufacturer known for its revolutionary concepts and radical approaches to engineering used to develop the finest piston driven AR-type rifles used by civilians and professionals worldwide. We are a market leader delivering a portfolio of regulated short-stroke gas piston operating rifles. We accept no compromise in the building of our product, known as “Patriot” designs. We will only produce that which is tough, accurate, modular, durable and true. This patriotic mission is brought from passion, authenticity, trustworthiness, rebellion, independence and objectivity.
Based on the MSRP of the P308 Edge, the P6.5 Edge should set you back $2,399 if you want to add one to your safe. The quality and familiarity of the Edge series of rifles POF offers should definitely be a crowd pleaser for consumers.
To even better form an opinion on the new P6.5 Edge, check out their complete specification sheet below.