The Most Controversial Round: 6.5 Creedmoor | What Is It Good For | No Lowballers Podcast Episode 20

In this week’s No Lowballers Podcast by GoWild presented by, we’re talking about one of the most controversial rounds out today – the 6.5 Creedmoor, with both Chris Powell from the Houndsman XP Podcast and Rick Larnerd from Gobbler Knob Long Rifles.

No matter what side of the fence you sit on pertaining to the 6.5, we may make you mad by the end of this episode! Starting off, Allen goes into a little background on the 6.5, its creation, and how it got to where it is today. Out of the gate, the 6.5 was touted mostly as a long distance paper punching round, but not very much beyond that. Well, Hornady got their hands on it and flipped that stigma on its head. Listen in to this episode presented by to hear our entire in-depth conversation on the 6.5 Creedmoor.

Up next, Logan dives into the 6.5 even being used for plains game over in Africa, to be clear, for the smaller plains game, definitely not most of the larger ones! We get into how people feel about taking elk with the 6.5, with the general consensus being that the .30 caliber cartridges still reign supreme there, however it is most definitely something that you can do. We go over long range shooting with one of the biggest caveats on the 6.5 being some people overlook shot placement because they believe the 6.5 is the magic round, which may be a large reason on why the 6.5 receives so much criticism.

Closing out we go over everyone’s first rifle cartridge, with a few very interesting answers from the crew! We also debate how the 6.5 managed to blow up to be as popular as it is today. From launch, the 6.5 seemed to have the perfect storm for success, and in many ways it most certainly has been. We also go over some other rounds that may be the next sleeper round to blow up like the 6.5 Creedmoor. Do you think the 6.5 Creedmoor is just a fad or around for the long haul?

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