If you’re in the market for an affordable hunting rifle, especially a 6.5 Creedmoor rifle, here are five options that are available from Academy Sports + Outdoors – all for $500 or less.
A few years back, you would have been hard-pressed to find a 6.5 Creedmoor deer rifle in hunting camps around the country. 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 and along the Southeast. Maybe even a few lesser-used calibers like the 6mm Remington, the .280 Remington, and the .25-06 Remington.
But the times have changed – Creedmoors are now some of the most popular rifles to hunt deer with. Typically, most deer camps will 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 a relatively flat shooter that packs just the right amount of wallop for big game, especially white-tailed deer hunting. It’s also 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 hunting 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
The Mossberg Patriot 6.5 Creedmoor Bolt-Action Scoped Rifle Combo features a matte blued fluted barrel with a recessed crown while the trigger has an adjustable pull weight from 2 to 7 pounds. Other standout features include a 3 - 9 x 40 factory-installed scope and a knurled bolt handle with an ergonomic bolt angle.
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. The rifle features a user-adjustable AccuTrigger, a 2-position tang safety, and 2-piece Weaver-style bases.
Savage Arms Axis XP FDE SpiderWeb 6.5 Creedmoor Bolt-Action Rifle
The Savage Arms Axis XP FDE SpiderWeb 6.5 Creedmoor Bolt-Action Rifle is equipped with a carbon steel Sporter barrel with a matte finish. This standard-trigger rifle also features an ergonomic synthetic stock with a soft recoil pad and webbing, 2-position tang safety, and 2 sling swivel studs.
Ruger American Predator 6.5 Creedmoor Bolt-Action Rifle
Get ready for deer season with the Ruger® American Predator 6.5 Creedmoor Bolt-Action Rifle, which features a 4 capacity and an adjustable trigger. This rifle weighs 6.62 lb. and has a 22" tapered thread barrel and synthetic stock.
Mossberg Patriot Predator 6.5 Creedmoor Bolt-Action Rifle
The Mossberg Patriot Predator 6.5 Creedmoor Bolt-Action Rifle is constructed with a 5+1-round capacity and a 22-inch fluted, threaded 5/8-inch x 24 TPI barrel. This bolt-action rifle also features a synthetic strata camo stock finish and a Cerakote Patriot Brown barrel finish.
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