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CREEDMOOR RIFLES UNDER $500

If you’re in the market for a 6.5 Creedmoor rifle this deer season, here are 5 options that are available from Academy Sports + Outdoors, all for $500 or less. (Photo courtesy of Academy Sports + Outdoors)

Looking for a new deer hunting rifle this fall? Try the immensely popular 6.5 Creedmoor, a caliber that Academy Sports + Outdoors has plenty of – without breaking the bank!

A few years ago, you would have been hard-pressed to find a 6.5 Creedmoor deer rifle in hunting camps around the country. Legendary gun writer Jack O’Connor’s favorite, the .270 Winchester? Of course.

Same thing for the .30-06 Springfield, the .30-30 Winchester, the .308 Winchester, and the .243 Winchester. For that matter, you probably would have found a few 7mm Remington Magnums and the flat-shooting 7mm-08 Remington, especially in Texas. Maybe even a few lesser-used calibers like the 6mm Remington, the .280 Remington, and the .25-06 Remington.

But that was then, and this is now — most deer camps have several 6.5 Creedmoors. The 6.5 might even be the cartridge that dominates the slots in the gun rack.

Why is that? First, it’s trendy; everybody has one or everybody wants one. Second, it’s a relatively flat shooter that packs just the right amount of wallop for white-tailed deer. Finally, it’s a cartridge that’s easy to find different ammunition loads for, not to mention several different rifle models.

If you’re in the market for a 6.5 Creedmoor rifle this deer season, here are 5 options that are available from Academy Sports + Outdoors, all for $500 or less:

Mossberg Patriot 6.5 Creedmoor Bolt-Action Scoped Rifle Combo

Gear up for your next hunting trip with the Mossberg Patriot 6.5 Creedmoor Bolt-Action Scoped Rifle Combo. The matte blued fluted barrel has a recessed crown and is free-floated, while the trigger has an adjustable pull weight from 2 to 7 pounds. 3 - 9 x 40 factory-installed scope. Knurled bolt handle with an ergonomic bolt angle.

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Remington 783 6.5 Creedmoor Bolt-Action Rifle

The Remington 783 6.5 Creedmoor Bolt-Action Rifle offers an adjustable trigger and a 2-position safety. The threaded barrel is paired with a steel receiver and a synthetic stock with an FDE finish.

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Remington 700 ADL 6.5 Creedmoor Bolt-Action Rifle

The Remington 700 ADL 6.5 Creedmoor Bolt-Action Rifle has a 24-inch barrel and a synthetic stock. Weighing 7.25 pounds, this bolt-action rifle features a 4-round capacity.

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Savage Axis II XP 6.5 Creedmoor Bolt-Action Rifle

Get ready for the hunt with the Savage Axis II XP 6.5 Creedmoor Bolt-Action Rifle. The Veil™ flagship stock includes a recoil pad and grip texturing, and the rifle features a user-adjustable AccuTrigger, a 2-position tang safety and 2-piece Weaver-style bases. Made in USA.

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Ruger American 6.5 Creedmoor Rifle

Whether you're out hunting or at target practice, use the Ruger American 6.5 Creedmoor Rifle for premium performance. The Go Wild® Camo I-M Brush stock is lightweight with forend contouring and has a factory-installed Picatinny scope base. The Ruger Marksman Adjustable™ trigger has an adjustable pull weight, while the visible tang safety is accessible for quick adjustments.

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