The 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge has gained huge popularity in a relatively short time frame.
Why? Shooters are all looking for the accuracy holy grail.
With a reputation for accuracy and having the extras that shooters want, the Howa 1500 stainless came out of the box with an overmoulded Hogue stock.
A quick check of the Howa action and set up you can see the resemblance to the Sako FinnBear and Forrester -rifles that are well respected. Howa has a strong safe action with the controlled feed bolt system similar to the Sako. The receiver is steel, machined, drilled and tapped with a flat bottom and an integral Mauser like recoil lug – a strong positive for the Howa. The bolt is similar to the Sako with twin locking lugs and a recessed face, the rear of the bolt is Sako like too, with the open shroud showing the cocking piece.
The Howa has the additional advantages of a variety of stocks, barrel profiles and “after market” accessories available to customise your rifle.
The fitted Howa trigger was very nice to use and I couldn’t really feel creep and the pull was light and crisp.
The Zeiss Terra 3x 3-9×42 scope provides an ideal way to get the best from this package. These Terra rifle scopes are a good entry package at a reasonable price for shooters to get the quality optics Zeiss is famous for.
A great addition is the Sonic 35 Modular suppressor – an over barrel suppressor. It has stainless steel inserts on the alloy modules to prevent gas cutting and promote long life. The modular nature allows you to customise the suppressor. Suppressors reduce recoil and tighten your groups as well as reducing muzzle blast that can give away your position to Game.
Your confidence in the Howa rifle hardware, the Zeiss scope, the Sonic suppressor and the accuracy of the 6.5, is the best incentive to shoot better. The sort of confidence that just made your 5 shots at 100m group tighter.
The test was with Hornady Match – this ammo is accurate – highly recommended for those that think shooting at 200 meters is close range!
My shooting showed that the Zeiss Terra scope was easy to adjust. See the target my first two shots a little low then 4 clicks up moved them to the red dot where I fired three a shot group (yes I pulled one!)
If you are looking for consistently good sub MOA shooting (or less than inch groups) at 100m then look at 6.5 Creedmoor and couple this Howa rifle that is comfortable to shoot with 6.5 Creedmoor.
For hunters the 6.5 Creedmoor offers the versatility of the 6.5 calibre with a wide range of projectiles especially if you are re-loading. The Howa rifle 6.5 Creedmoor is ideal to take after deer as it is robust rifle, easy to carry and easy to shoot and with Hornady 129gr is devastating.
Accuracy, accuracy, accuracy this is a great package for those that seek out the holy grail of accuracy.
There is no argument that the 6.5 is known to be an accurate calibre. The 6.5 Creedmoor takes this legacy forward.