A few years ago I used a Hawaiian Hunting Guide’s rifle, in caliber 6.5 Creedmoor and 140 grain Hornady factory loaded ammunition, with 140 gr lead core, plastic tipped spitzer.
The rifle itself was mass produced junk.
The scope looked like a movie prop from Star Wars.
However, it all was quite accurate and I sacked a decent Polynesian boar for myself, plus a smaller boar at the Guide’s request, for his personal use.
I would go there again if I have the chance.
Nonetheless, I continue to resent the fact that even though my well over 100 year old **6.5x55 is the ballistic twin of the much newer Creedmoor version, our stores here in Alaska have not had ammunition available to fit my little rifle, for 2 years so far.
Meanwhile, there are literally rows of live ammunition in assorted brand packets and fancy boxes, for the 6.5 Creedmoor on retail shelves here.
**It is sad to see how easily influenced the average consumer is.
Oh well, I probably deserved this fate, due to some terrible wrong I have committed, somewhere along life’s road.
Before the present Creedmoor fad, Remington tried this same marketing scam, with their .260 Remington.
Not sure why the .260 failed to become popular while the pretty much identical 6.5 Creedmoor took off like a brush fire.
My best guess is in the advertising, (as already mentioned by Hogpatrol and fourfive8), to include a catchy name.
Anywhooo, much prior to the Creedmoor, back when the .260 Remington was announced, I became nervous about it and began hoarding ammunition and hand loading components for my 6.5x55.
Blah blah blah whatever. LoL