SIG SAUER 6mm Creedmoor Elite Match Ammunition
SIG SAUER, Inc. extends its line of Elite Match premium competition ammunition with the addition of 6mm Creedmoor. Featuring a 107gr Sierra MatchKing bullet, the new 6mm Creedmoor Elite Match OTM load has a muzzle velocity of 2,950 fps and muzzle energy of 2,068 ft-lbs.
SIG Elite Match Ammunition
SIG Elite Match ammunition is currently available in the following calibers: 223 Rem, 300BLK, 308 Win, 30-06 Springfield, 300 Win Mag, 6mm Creedmoor and 6.5 Creedmoor.
SIG SAUER Elite Match ammunition features a temperature-stable propellant that delivers consistent muzzle velocity in all weather conditions. Premium-quality primers ensure minimum velocity variations, and the shell case metallurgy is optimized in the SIG Elite Match OTM cartridge to yield consistent bullet retention round to round. All SIG SAUER rifle ammunition is precision loaded on state-of-the-art equipment that is 100% electromechanically monitored to ensure geometric conformity and charge weight consistency
The SIG SAUER 6mm Creedmoor Elite Match ammunition is now available for purchase at the https://www.sigsauer.com/store
All SIG SAUER Elite Ammunition is manufactured by SIG SAUER at its state-of-the-art ammunition manufacturing facility in Jacksonville, Arkansas to the same exacting standards as the company’s premium pistols and rifles. For more information, visit www.sigsauer.com/ammunition
What is 6mm Creedmoor?
While most people are familiar with the 6.5 Creedmoor you might be asking what exactly the 6 Creedmoor is? It started back in 2007 when the 6.5 Creedmoor was introduced. An outdoor writer named John Snow, who writes for Outdoor Life, took the 6.5 case and necked it down to fit a .243 bullet creating a 6mm wildcat.
The wildcat was called the 6mm HOLE (Hornady-Outdoor Life Express) but was later changed to the 6mm Creedmoor by Hornady. The new 6mm gained popularity with PRS shooters (Precision Rifle Series) but remained a wildcat cartridge till 2017. In that year Ruger and Hornady began selling rifles and factory ammunition in 6mm Creedmoor. Since then the popularity of the caliber has only increased.
Ballistically speaking the 6mm Creedmoor performs closely to the .243 Winchester. The .243 and 6mm Creedmoor have an almost identical trajectory but the .243 delivers less energy at longer distances. Both calibers provide a flatter trajectory than the 6.5 Creedmoor. For wind drift the 6mm Creedmoor is almost identical to the 6.5 Creedmoor which outperforms the .243 by about 20%.
If you want more of an in-depth overview watch the video below which compares the 6mm Creedmoor vs 6.5 Creedmoor vs 308 Winchester.
Jeremy Mallette is co-founder of International Sportsman, and an avid hunter and outdoorsman. His father taught him to shoot at age six, and he received his first firearm at age eight — a 1942 Colt Commando .38 special revolver. Jeremy enjoys collecting unique firearms, and shooting them.