The Complete 6.5 Creedmoor Starline Cartridge Guide, available free from Starline Brass, offers an in depth look into the 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge.

The comprehensive guide to the 6.5 Creedmoor was written by Gavin Gear of The 6.5 Creedmoor story isn’t just about a well-balanced rifle cartridge. It’s also about people and companies coming together to bring something meaningful to the shooting community. Unlike specialty cartridges, 6.5 Creedmoor is accessible to everyone from casual shooters to serious competitors and hunters.

The Complete 6.5 Creedmoor Starline Cartridge Guide explores how 6.5 Creedmoor came to be, 6.5 Creedmoor ballistics, reloading 6.5 Creedmoor, hunting with 6.5 Creedmoor and more. In 2017, Starline Brass released two versions of 6.5 Creedmoor brass with larger and smaller primer pockets.

Large rifle primers typically offer more reliable ignition over a wide variety of operating temperatures and with different load components and load levels. For this reason, large rifle primers are recommended for hunting applications.

In contrast, small rifle primers can offer more consistent ignition in cartridges like 6.5 Creedmoor. This will in some cases result in lower Extreme Spread (ES) and Standard Deviation (SD) numbers when muzzle velocity is measured with a chronograph.

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