[Quiz] Should Your Next Rifle Be .308 Winchester or 6.5 Creedmoor

Some caliber debates like 9mm vs .45 ACP can go on forever…but we feel the .308 Winchester vs 6.5 Creedmoor decision can be empirically answered.

Popular Rifle Calibers, Part II
Popular Rifle Calibers

.308 Winchester is a wildly popular and outstanding cartridge. Serving the military, hunters, and sportsman alike for decades — it is a classic round with accuracy, punch, and wide availability.

7.62x51mm
7.62x51mm or. 308 Winchester

6.5 Creedmoor has made massive gains in the past 10 years, from being adopted by the US Military to being a favorite at nearly every local long range competition, this is a lean, mean, and very accurate round.

Assorted 6.5 Creedmoor (L to R: Federal FMJ, Soft 129gr, Ballistic Tip 120gr, Gold Medal 140gr)
Assorted 6.5 Creedmoor (L to R: Federal FMJ, Soft 129gr, Ballistic Tip 120gr, Gold Medal 140gr)

But what will serve your needs the best? We’ve developed a quiz to help you answer that.

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  • Ronald Harris

    What are the results of the questions I just answered? Also it seems the 6.5 shoot a lighter grain bullet then the 308 so it seems to me to have a little less stopping power.

    2 months ago
  • John Dunlap

    The quiz was amusing. I landed on .308 Winchester. However, in the real world, I do not and probably never will own anything in either of these cartridges. I still remember the Great Ammo Panic. .223, .308, .22Lr, and just about any handgun ammo were nowhere to be found, but the shelves were still filled with old standby's like .30-06, .30-30, .270 Win, etc.. AR's had vanished, while the racks were full of good bolt and lever actions that the panicked buyers ignored. We could easily see a situation like that again very soon. I have a hunch the Creedmoor will be on the scarce list if we do, so if I were to buy a rifle in either .308 or Creedmoor, I'd lay in a good supply of ammo and components. Being a southpaw, I tend to gravitate to top ejecting lever guns. I don't have any (yet), but my ideal rifle is the 1895 Winchester. I don't think I've ever seen or heard of one of those chambered for the Creedmoor...

    2 months ago
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