500 rounds of 6.5 Creedmoor SIG SAUER 140 gr OTM Grade Rifle is especially true within the rapidly expanding popularity of the precision rifle market. The demand for match grade ammunition, especially in calibers other than 223 Remington and 308 Winchester is increasing. Newer cartridges like the 6.5 Creedmoor owe much of their success to the accessibility of reasonably priced off the shelf match grade ammunition.
some might have missed it when it happened, but a little over a year ago Sierra became more than a bullet company. They leaped full-fledged ammunition manufacturing. There couldn’t be better news for hunters. Out of the gates, the company focused on hunting ammunition with its Game Changer line and offered up an excellent option for the Creedmoor. The belle of the ball in the 140-grain load for the 6.5 Creedmoor is Sierra’s excellent Tipped GameKing bullet. Modeled after the company’s legendary Match King HPBT, the polymer-tipped projectile offers up unparalleled .510 BC and exceptional terminal performance. Despite Sierra loading up the 6.5 Creedmoor ammo to excel at most hunters’ limits, expect the GameKing bullet to do its job at any range. A thick tough jacket gives it top-notch penetration ability, making it useful for more than simply whitetail.
For 120 years, SIG SAUER has consistently produced quality firearms for military troops and civilian enthusiasts alike and in recent years has experienced a wealth of success in diversifying into non-firearm product categories like airguns, optics, suppressors, shooting accessories, and ammunition. SIG ammo, as the topic of the day, was launched in 2015, although work actually began a year earlier. By the end of 2015, SIG SAUER ammo was available for multiple handgun calibers, and it wasn’t long before centerfire rifle cartridges were added to the mix. Recently, I was asked to take a look at one such offering, SIG SAUER’s Elite Hunter 130-grain 6.5 Creedmoor ammunition.
If looks could kill, prey would keel over without a shot. SIG SAUER Elite Hunter 140-grain 6.5 Creedmoor ammo definitely stands out in a crowd—in a world of brass cases and copper bullets, it’s something of an industry murder hornet. Rather than typical brass cases produced by most ammo manufacturers, Elite Hunter ammo boasts a nickel-plated case designed to mitigate corrosion and provide ultra-reliable extraction. Unlike common gilding-metal jackets, often copper alloy, Elite Hunter bullets features a concentric black jacket purposed in reliable, controlled expansion. To top it off, SIG’s translucent-yellow polymer tip aids in chambering, enhances the cartridge’s ballistic coefficient (more on that in a bit), and turns terminal performance up a down-right-there notch. All said, there is no mistaking SIG SAUER’s Elite Hunter ammunition. Of course, looks aren’t everything.
From the most elite name in firearms comes a new standard in match-grade performance. SIG SAUER® Elite Match Grade rounds feature Sierra Match King Projectiles for superior accuracy and precision at extended ranges. Rounds are precision loaded using state-of-the-art, electromechanical monitoring for absolute conformity and minimal velocity variations. Repeatability is king, and SIG SAUER Elite Match delivers. Made in the USA. Engineered to match Sig V-Crown ballistics for a more seamless transition from practice to carry ammunition, Sig FMJ delivers round after round of affordable, premium-level performance. Featuring dependable primers and the same exceptional, clean-burning propellants used in breakthrough Sig V-Crown defense rounds, Sig FMJ durable copper-jacketed bullets remain intact on impact with equivalent point-of-impact, recoil and energy. Practice or competition, Sig FMJ measures up.
- Item Number: 708764
- Mfg. Number: E65CM1-20
- UPC Number: 798681576784
- Caliber: 6.5mm Creedmoor
- Bullet Weight: 140 grain
- Bullet Style: Sierra MatchKing OTM (Open Tip Match)
- Muzzle Velocity: 2,690 FPS
- Muzzle Energy: 2,249 ft.-lbs.
- Case Type: Brass
- Primer Type: Boxer primed, reloadable
- Corrosive: No
- Rounds: 500