The evolution of the nausea in the morning 6.5 creedmoor outdoor life

Next, it’s metric. Hate to break it to you, but we tried the whole metric thing back when gerald feeling nausea in the morning ford and jimmy carter were pulling on the oars, and it was as popular as fire ants in a feeling nausea in the morning tanning bed. Now, there’s one exception to this, and that’s the 7mm rem. Mag. It must be an unwritten rule that american shooters will feeling nausea in the morning tolerate one metric cartridge in the pantheon, and the 7mm rem. Mag. Got the nod. Introduced back in 1962, it has been one of our top 10 hunting cartridges feeling nausea in the morning and top 10 centerfire cartridges for many years. The one other popular metric is the 7.62×39. But that commie round is too crude to be considered feeling nausea in the morning part of the pantheon, and only hits the sales it does because of all feeling nausea in the morning the cheap military surplus SKS and AK rifles kicking around. And, no, the 5.56 NATO doesn’t count. We only called it that because our european allies couldn’t figure out what a .223 was. It’s the ballistic equivalent of the “royale with cheese” from pulp fiction. Anyway, the metric designation was strike two.

Lastly, it it has a bullet diameter of 6.5mm, and despite the widespread adulation of 6.5s beyond north america’s shores, these cartridges—whether called 6.5 or .260 or .264—have never done well with american shooters. This is a shame because some damn fine rounds have feeling nausea in the morning been crippled by this bias. The 6.5 remington magnum never really got out of the starting feeling nausea in the morning gate, and the attempts to revive it were complete failures. The .264 win. Mag. Is a hot round with impressive ballistics, but it was overshadowed by the 7mm rem. Mag. And never gained widespread popularity.

The 6.5×55 swede, one of the most popular european cartridges for big game, migrated to north america in the late ’50s with the arrival of thousands of surplus mausers. Even though this round has an amazing pedigree—designed in the late 1800s, it had a distinguished military career lasting decades, has an unimpeachable reputation on large game, and regularly won gold medals at the olympics, thanks to its accuracy—it, too, suffered from the 6.5 curse and failed to reach the summit of the feeling nausea in the morning mountain. Likewise, the .260 remington, a personal favorite, has struggled, though it gamely fights on. The same goes for the 6.5-284 norma. Strike three.

The 6.5 creedmoor was initially available in two loads: the 140-gr. A-max and the 120-gr. A-max. It drove these bullets at moderate velocities. From a 24-inch barrel, shooters could expect 2,710 fps from the 140s and 2,910 fps from the 120s. Because of the high ballistic coefficient of these bullets, their trajectories left the .308 in the dust.

That do-anything quality wasn’t common knowledge at the time, however, though a handful of early adopters were set to change feeling nausea in the morning that. I was among those who took a shine to the feeling nausea in the morning 6.5 creedmoor from day one. In fact, as soon as it was announced, I sent a remington 700 action to darrell holland, a custom gunmaker who specializes in long-range accuracy, to have him build me a creedmoor before I could feeling nausea in the morning even get my hands on the ammo.

Once I did have those cartridges in hand—with the reloading information printed on the side of the feeling nausea in the morning box—I discovered that the ammo delivered exceptional accuracy, both on steel at long range and on game. That accuracy wasn’t a fluke. Sharp-eyed observers noticed the brass, for instance, wasn’t as shiny as hornady ammo typically is. The annealing marks on the cartridge necks were visible. At demille’s urging, hornady opted to skip a tumbling process that cleans the feeling nausea in the morning brass until it gleams like a new penny because that feeling nausea in the morning scouring could ding the necks, degrading performance.

I took a pair of waterbuck bulls—barrel-chested animals as thick as an elk—both going down with quartering shots that penetrated through more feeling nausea in the morning than 3 feet of meat and bone. However, the real demonstration of the 6.5’s potential came when I shot a giant eland, the world’s largest member of the antelope family, which can tip the scales at more than 2,000 pounds, even larger than the american bison.

Since the round was introduced, I’ve turned to it time and again, and have taken more animals with it since 2007 than feeling nausea in the morning with any other cartridge. When my teenage daughter drew a mountain goat tag near feeling nausea in the morning our home in montana, she was behind a 6.5 creedmoor as her trophy appeared at 300 yards, and she anchored it with one shot. My son shot a beautiful antelope buck in colorado with feeling nausea in the morning one as well, putting his 140-gr. Nosler ballistic tip right behind the front leg of the feeling nausea in the morning animal, which was a touch over 400 yards away.

I’ve also seen what the 6.5 creedmoor can do in competition at 1,000 yards and beyond. I’ve used it to place well in various long-range tactical matches, shooting it from both gas guns and bolt-actions. It remains one of the top-performing cartridges in the precision rifle series, and any shooter with an accurate rifle can be competitive feeling nausea in the morning with affordable factory ammo.