6mm Creedmoor - 6.5mm Creedmoor, - & "Parent" Round .308 Winchester.
- So yeah they were right for sure - the Creedmoor is definitely bigger & more powerful - and is said to be "boringly accurate" by them-that-know - not a renowned characteristic of the Russian AK47 battle round !!
So the 6.5 mm Creedmoor (short-action) is more like the excellent 6.5x55 Swedish Mauser (long-action dating from 1891) that got 'short'n'fat' .. Take your pick 😎.
I guess that if you were in the market for a "brand new to you" all round rifle .. you might well consider the 'Creedmoors' - on the other hand, if you have a 6.5x55 Swedish Mauser nearby, you shouldn't feel disadvantaged by life in any way, eh 😊.
It seems that maybe I was confusing the 6.5mm & 6.mm Creedmoor rounds with the 6mm PPC target shooting round that was developed indirectly from the Russian 7.62x39mm round (via the 22PPC & the .220" Russian). So there you go - proof that I need a kiwi rifleman to write about this rifle stuff.
P.S. Nick says:
Hope this sunny day finds you well .
There is a 6.5 mm cartridge based on the 7.62x39 .
It's called the 6.5 Grendal . And it's ideal in the AR 15 and similar length actions .
Howa chamber their shortest bolt actions for it and performance is said to be very good .
- I see Wikipedia says the 6.5x39 Grendel is a sort of improved 6.5 PPC - and that Serbia is adopting this round for it's military main armament .. and that US is testing said 6.5x39 for use by special forces.
Link to a story about 6.5 Grendel and military use: