Atlanta Arms Offers 6.5 Creedmoor Match Ammunition

    While originally known for their remanufactured ammunition (and one of only two remanufactured ammunition sources I trust including Freedom Munitions), Atlanta Arms has also been manufacturing well-respected factory match ammunition too. The Army Marksmanship Unit uses a significant quantity of Atlanta Arms ammunition.

    Expanding that line from common 5.56, 300 BLK, and .308 Winchester, Atlanta Arms has announced the release of their new Elite 6.5 Creedmoor loading. The new loading uses the proven and respected 140 grain Sierra Matchking combined with an Atlanta Arms brass casing. The round is loaded to 2700 FPS, but no barrel length is listed. I would expect this rating is from a 24-26″ barrel.

    The HPBT (hollow point boat tail) SMK is a well-respected round. The .263 diameter bullet has a sectional density of .287 and a ballistic coefficient of .535, making it a common choice for long-range match shooters using 6.5 Creedmoor. Weight is held within +/- .3 grains ensuring fantastic velocity consistency needed for 1000+ yard shots.

    Pricing is set at $25 for a box of 20 rounds or $1.25/shot. Bulk pricing (sadly) has no additional discount, set at $400 for 500 rounds. Its great ammunition, but would be nice to see some discount for buying it in quantity. Many customers will want to do so if the ammo is found accurate in their rifle (like me).


    TFB’s FNG. Completely irreverent of all things marketing but a passionate lover of new ideas and old ones well executed. Enjoys musing on all things firearms, shooting 3-gun, and attempting to be both tacticool AND tactical.