Combine accuracy consistency and an affordable price tag and the result is the perfect round for the avid varmint hunter. American Eagle Varmint & Predator loads feature reloadable brass and Federal primers with a jacketed hollow point bullet that expands explosively on impact for maximum lethality.Features:Consistent accurate performance Explosive expansion on impact Consistent primers Reliable feeding and function Highly reloadable brass cases Bulk packs reduce in-the-field waste
6.5 Grendel vs 6.5 Creedmoor: History
As stated previously, the 6.5 Grendel and the 6.5 Creedmoor were each designed to accomplish different goals. For this reason, the story of each cartridge begins in a different place as well: with the .223 Remington and the AR-15 for the 6.5 Grendel and with the .308 Winchester for the 6.5 Creedmoor.
We’ll start with the 6.5 Grendel since it came along first.
The M-16 rifle and 5.56x45mm NATO cartridge got off to a rough start in Vietnam, but modifications to the rifle and ammunition solved most of the problems that plagued the system during the war. However, many still had doubts regarding the stopping power of the diminutive cartridge.
These concerns were shared by civilian hunters who adopted the AR-15 and .223 Remington cartridge during the last couple decades of the 20th Century. While the rifle and cartridge worked extremely well for target shooting and predator/varmint hunting, the .223 Remington developed a reputation for poor performance on deer sized game.