Cadex Defense releases rifles in .260 REM, 6.5 Creedmoor

    Canadian firearms company, Cadex Defense, maker of precision rifles, is now taking orders for their Guardian Lite, and Guardian Tac rifles in .260 Remington or 6.5 Creedmoor. They come in five different colors, and can be ordered in either 24 inch or 26 inch barrel lengths. Both of these cartridges are wildcat rounds that have seen some success among the target and competition shooting crowds. The .260 Remington because the trajectory mimics a .300 Winchester Magnum, without the recoil, and is well suited for actions designed around the .308 round. While the 6.5mm Creedmoor has achieved success because it is a high powered round with good downrange ballistics, while matching the rough profile of a .223, and thus being able to be used in AR rifles because of this. Both of these offerings seem to be aimed at the competition crowd with their calibers, than any military or LE endeavor. Don’t confuse Cadex Defense with the other big name Canadian precision rifle company, PGW Defense, which does make rifles for the Canadian military. We recently saw some of this captured by rebels in Yemen. Something I didn’t know beforehand, is that Rob Furlong, the previous holder of the longest confirmed kill works for Cadex right now, similar to how Craig Harrison works for the British company Accuracy International. From what I can tell so far, this is a Canadian only offering, but I might be wrong and Cadex might be selling these rifles in the U.S. as well.



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