SIG SAUER Introduces New Match Grade 6.5 Creedmoor Ammo

Photo courtesy of Sig Sauer

If you are a 6.5 Creedmoor shooter your world just got a bit better than it was yesterday. SIG SAUER 6.5 Creedmoor is now a thingĀ and it is match grade!

Why am I so excited? Well, simply put, every other match grade offering I have shot from SIG’s new ammo line has been nothing short of a serious performer. Couple proven accuracy in some of my most loved rifles with availability and a rather reasonable price point, that is what makes a shooter happy.

SIG SAUER will be loading the new entry to the Match Grade Performance Ammunition in brand new SIG produced brass with enough of their temperature stable powder to launch a 140 grain Sierra MatchKing bullet at 2,625 fps measured at the muzzle. Sadly, there is no word as to what primer size is being used on the new brass. If they offered a small primer case in factory loaded ammunition, that would be enough for me to seriously consider buying a case or two for testing.

Who am I kidding? I am gonna have to get a case to see if my new ultra-badass rifle that Alamo Precision Rifles built for me likes it.

Dan Powers, the President of SIG SAUER’s ammunition division said that the 6.5 Creedmoor has become on of the most popular calibers on the market today with competition shooters as well as hunters. The universally loved cartridge has “proven to be a flat-shooting round that delivers precision in challenging, windy conditions” according to Powers.

Check out SIG’s website for more information about SIG SAUER’s ammunition lineup, you might want to pay close attention to the Match Grade Elite Performance Line.

Patrick R

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  • Jared Vynn

    That seems a little on the slow side given Hornady his 2710 with a 140gr.

    • That Guy

      I can’t say for certain but in my experience Hornady a) overstates their velocity a bit and b) ends up having to crimp the primer pocket to prevent blown primers (for sure on the Superformance). Also, in my experience the best accuracy nodes are not found on the ragged edge of velocity.

      • Jared Vynn

        One review gave velocities of 2663 fps with a spread of 34 fps. So Sig isn’t too slow if they are accurate with their given velocity.

  • SgtSillyGoose

    Does it go off when you drop it?


    • Jared Vynn

      Only if you hit it with a hammer.

    • QuadGMoto

      I shoulda seen that one coming. That joke has to be made as long as it’s funny. Hopefully once it’s no longer funny, everyone will drop it. (Yes, that’s an intentional pun.)

    • 300 wm

      Ooh. To soon? Nah.

  • Facepalm

    A tangent nose…? Urgh. Normal BC for really low velocity. Or is it a really short secant with too long bearing surface? Not a great choice at all.