The Evolution of the 6.5 Creedmoor Outdoor Life how to get rid of black ants in house naturally

Next, it’s metric. Hate to break it to you, but we tried the whole metric thing back when gerald how to get rid of black ants in house naturally ford and jimmy carter were pulling on the oars, and it was as popular as fire ants in a how to get rid of black ants in house naturally 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 how to get rid of black ants in house naturally 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 how to get rid of black ants in house naturally 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 how to get rid of black ants in house naturally part of the pantheon, and only hits the sales it does because of all how to get rid of black ants in house naturally 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 how to get rid of black ants in house naturally been crippled by this bias. The 6.5 remington magnum never really got out of the starting how to get rid of black ants in house naturally 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 how to get rid of black ants in house naturally 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.

Typically, this is how we get new cartridges. A gunmaker approaches an ammo producer­—which is sometimes part of the same parent company—and says, hey, we want to introduce a new round, and if you make it, we’ll produce several thousand rifles to support it. They then hype the hell out of it, cross their fingers, and hope shooters are drawn to it like raccoons to how to get rid of black ants in house naturally hot garbage.

Every now and then a wildcat gains enough traction to how to get rid of black ants in house naturally join the ranks of standardized cartridges, though this is the exception these days and not the how to get rid of black ants in house naturally rule. The .243 win. And .22/250 rem. Are good historic examples of cartridges that traveled this route. More recently, we’ve seen the .338 federal and the new 6mm creedmoor follow this path.

The 6.5 creedmoor was different, however. Neither of these scenarios applied. Instead, it was born out of a gripe session between one how to get rid of black ants in house naturally frustrated shooter and his friend. The shooter was dennis demille, a legend in the world of high power rifle competition. The friend was dave emary, senior ballistician at hornady manufacturing. The date was august 2005, and the location was the national matches at camp perry, ohio.

“it was during service rifle week. Dennis and I were sharing a condo. At the end of one day we were sitting and how to get rid of black ants in house naturally talking, and he told me he was getting frustrated with the how to get rid of black ants in house naturally 6XC,” emary says. The 6XC, though it had been winning matches, was still a wildcat, without any published reloading data. Reloaders hadn’t worked out the kinks yet, and their ammo was frequently blowing primers and breaking extractors.

“I went back to the condo that evening and told how to get rid of black ants in house naturally dave I was ready to pack up and go home,” demille says. Instead, emary persuaded him to stay, asking demille to think about everything he wanted in the how to get rid of black ants in house naturally ultimate cartridge for across-the-course shooting, as high power is also known. The next morning, demille gave emary his list. (demille went on to win one of his two champion how to get rid of black ants in house naturally crowns in high power that year, by the way.)

With those guidelines in hand, emary went back to hornady and got to work. He collaborated with joe thielen on the project, and at SHOT show in 2006, he gave demille an unmarked piece of brass. The yet-to-be-named round was based on the forgettable .30 T/C, whose only legacy will be the cartridges it has spawned.

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 how to get rid of black ants in house naturally that. I was among those who took a shine to the how to get rid of black ants in house naturally 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 how to get rid of black ants in house naturally 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 how to get rid of black ants in house naturally 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 how to get rid of black ants in house naturally brass until it gleams like a new penny because that how to get rid of black ants in house naturally 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 how to get rid of black ants in house naturally 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 how to get rid of black ants in house naturally with any other cartridge. When my teenage daughter drew a mountain goat tag near how to get rid of black ants in house naturally 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 how to get rid of black ants in house naturally one as well, putting his 140-gr. Nosler ballistic tip right behind the front leg of the how to get rid of black ants in house naturally 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 how to get rid of black ants in house naturally with affordable factory ammo.

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