Hornady 81489 American Whitetail 6.5 Creedmoor 129 GR
American Whitetail 6.5 Creedmoor For Sale
The American Whitetail 6.5 Creedmoor has developed a tarnished reputation for some hunters. In most cases, the 6.5 Creedmoor will outperform many standard short-action cartridges. The pairing of the 6.5 Creedmoor for Whitetail hunters will be a long-lasting legacy.
Winchester Deer Season display at SHOT where 6.5 Creedmoor Hornady was added to the lineup. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com) As the name suggests, Deer Season is optimized for whitetail hunting with its 125-grain Extreme Point polymer-tipped bullet.
I will just as readily admit that I was a bit skeptical about the 6.5 American whitetails as a dedicated whitetail round, a bias that was only reinforced when inspecting the new Browning BXR rounds would be used on the hunt. Buy Hornady American Whitetail Ammunition 7mm-08 Remington online.
So, Hunters looking for manufactured ammunition should look for a jacketed round with good velocity and a polymer tip to help increase flight efficiency and controlled expansion upon impact. Factory manufactured ammunition such as the Hornady Superformance is a good option for the 6.5 Creedmoor and pairs well against whitetail deer.
17 reviews for Hornady 81489 American Whitetail 6.5 Creedmoor 129 GR
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When I bought my Ruger RPR in 6.5, I was told by others that had them to buy these. They will shoot the best. I had to test though, so I ordered 6 different types of ammo, all “match” grade, 2 box’s each. The Hornady match ELD in 140 produced tiny, 5/16 5 shot holes followed by the Hornady ELD in 147. Other than Fiocci exacta nobody else was close. I have ran 615 rounds through the rifle to date, in all conditions and they have performed flawlessly at ranges to 500. Love this ammo!November 16, 2021Verified Purchase
I bought these for my son who had a long range competition he wanted to shoot at his club. He swears by Hornady ELD and is the only ammo he uses at matches. Luckily, Midway had them in stock and the lowest price I could find.November 10, 2021Verified Purchase
This is very consistent, reliable, and accurate ammo…. It’s a pleasure to shoot.November 3, 2021Verified Purchase
Love the 95gr V-Max bullet for the 6.5 creedmoor! But the varmint express factory load did not group well at all through my Browning X-Bolt Hell’s Canyon although I have started loading the same bullet with 42gr IMR 4064 and wow now I’m getting 1/2″ groups So with that said I can’t use the varmint express in my gun but all barrels are different!September 21, 2021Verified Purchase
My AR 10 6.5 will shoot 1/2inch group with the 120 ELDs but,1.25inch groups best with the 95 grain v maxAugust 10, 2021Verified Purchase
Shoots ok out of my gas gun .7 to .5 over all for coyote hunting is a great bullet the 95gr really hits them hard DRT. I have shot coyotes from 20 yards to 500 with them.August 8, 2021Verified Purchase
Grouped 5 shots inside an inch at 100 yards. This was shot from a custom LR 308 platform with a 16 inch Christensen Arms barrel. Can’t wait to see what this does for the coyotes!!!June 29, 2021Verified Purchase
Using these rounds in my Ruger Hawkeye Long-Range Target Rifle in 6.5 mm Creedmoor (26″ barrel, 1:8 twist), I get the best group size consistency of the five different ammo brands/bullet weights I’ve trialed so far. Based on 30 rounds, my chronometer indicates an average muzzle velocity of 2675 fps with a standard deviation of 23. My particular rifle “likes” the 140 grain bullet mass and the bullet design of this round. Hornady Match ammo delivers consistently good results. Your rifle might “prefer” a different bullet mass and velocity, so also try the 120 & 129 grain Hornady Match or Superformance ammo if you are still seeking what ammo your rifle “likes” best.October 22, 2020Verified Purchase
6.5 Ruger PR, had too many coyotes running off not getting enough expansion on them using the 129 gn SST. Stepped down to the 95gn and the last 3 were DRT. They work for me and my equipment!October 1, 2020Verified Purchase
Devastating on coyotes. This really puts the smack down on them.August 13, 2020Verified Purchase