Diamondback Firearms’ Latest: 6.5 Creedmoor AR Rifle

Diamondback DB10 6.5 Creedmoor

Recently, Diamondback Firearms announced another edition to its growing line of weapons: the DB1065CB rifle. While the name isn’t terribly memorable, the gun is chambered for the very popular 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge. In fact, the round has become a bit of a darling in the shooting market during the past few years.

The new gun is an AR pattern, semi-automatic rifle. It has a 20″ stainless steel barrel with a 1:8″ twist. The barrel is fluted. Unsurprisingly, the gun uses a rifle length gas system.

Uppers and lowers are forged 7075-T6 aluminum. Surrounding the barrel is a 15″ handguard with M-LOK attachment points. In the back is a Fab Defense GL Shock buttstock. The stock has a recoil reducing mechanism built into it along with a ribbed rubber pad. Also designed into the stock are QD sockets on either side plus a storage compartment for CR123A batteries. Fab Defense also provides the pistol grip.

Other gun features include an ambidextrous safety selector and DB muzzle brake. Diamondback Firearms ships this gun with a 5 round magazine and a 20 round magazine. The total weight (unloaded) is just over nine pounds.

Assuming the gun is reliable with good long range accuracy, the $1,229 (MSRP) price tag will likely be attractive to many shooters.

Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


  • Does 6.5 Creedmoor run reliably in the Magpul 20-25rd magazines?

    • Mack

      The four i have built have run the 20 round mags just fine. (Magpul LR/SR) I find the 25rd mag long but the one i have did function 100%

  • noob

    What would be a good 1000 yard optic to go with this?

  • Joe

    Why doesn’t anyone offer 6.5 Creedmore in nitride where it’s the same accuracy, but the barrel life is 5,000 rounds instead of 1,500? Everyone knows that creedmore is a barrel burner.

    • ostiariusalpha

      6.5 CM is hardly a barrel burner, that would be 6mm Creedmoor. And even that is less so than its elder brother, .243 Win, and much less so than .243 WSSM. Carbon steel barrels, even nitrided ones, have a gradual wear characteric in the throat that precision shooters hate. Stainless steel, on the other hand, slowly develops micro fissures, but maintains its shape. This makes it more consistent over the life of the barrel, which is what precision shooter are looking for.

    • Lead Kisses

      6.5 is a barrel burner…? Ughhh…

  • Person

    “The total weight (unloaded) is just over nine pounds.”

    (Note to self: Not for hunting.)

  • gunsandrockets

    I know they are not really comparable, but I’m comparing it to the Ruger Precision Rifle because of the price and caliber. Very interesting.

  • 22winmag

    Hey look. Palmetto isselling rifle length 6.5 Creedmoor complete uppers for 1/3 the price!