GUN NEWS: Springfield Armory Announces 6.5 Creedmoor M1A

Not that anyone needs a reason to want a Springfield Armory M1A, but chambering it in 6.5 Creedmoor? Oh, yeah.

SOURCE: NRA American Rifleman Staff

Springfield Armory just announced that it is offering three variations of its M1A rifle in the powerful 6.5 Creedmoor caliber.

“Having a 6.5 Creedmoor caliber in the M1A lineup gives long-range shooters more choices with the precision and accuracy they require,” says Springfield Armory CEO Dennis Reese. “They can choose the round they prefer, and take advantage of the legendary accuracy of the M1A platform to make the most of their shooting prowess.”

The new M1A 6.5 Creedmoor is offered with a choice of a solid black composite stock or a precision-adjustable stock that lets shooters dial in individual fit and feel. A 10-round magazine comes with each rifle.

The M1A’s National Match Grade, 22-inch medium weight stainless steel barrel provides a long sight radius for optimal iron sight accuracy, with a 4-groove 1:8-inch right-hand twist and muzzle brake. The NM Grade 0.062 post front sight is paired with a NM Grade non-hooded 0.0520 aperture rear sight that’s ideal for distant targets and adjustable for 1/2 MOA windage and 1 MOA elevation. The two-stage trigger is National Match tuned to 4.5-5 lbs. Paired with a SA scope mount and the right optic, the new 6.5 Creedmoor M1A can be a “true 1000-yard rifle.”

M1A 6.5 Creedmoor
6.5 Creedmoor with Flat Dark Earth Precision Stock MSRP: $2045

M1A 6.5 Creedmoor
6.5 Creedmoor with Black Precision Stock MSRP: $2045
M1A 6.5 Creedmoor CA
6.5 Creedmoor with Black Composite Stock MSRP: $1985. This model is also CA-Compliant.

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4 thoughts on “GUN NEWS: Springfield Armory Announces 6.5 Creedmoor M1A”

  1. The M1 represents Power and some fag chose 6.5 when they should have gone with a Real Man Round like the 300 WIN MAG that has KNOCK DOWN POWER, the 6.5 cannot compete with the 300 WIN MAG EVER!
    Lets see a video of a 1 shot drop Kill of a Moose at 700 yards across a ridgeline in wind with the 6.5, oh wait you won’t because the 6.5 can’t take a Big Beast Humanely! Yet check you tube and see guys many guys dropping Big Beast from distance and more! Always wanted a their M1A but Refuse to BUY it NOW since they went with a GIRLY round because people don’t know how to Properly Hold their Rifles and are afraid of a little recoil…

    1. Personally I’ve been using a 30-06 M1 Garand for around 35 years in my state of New Mexico and have put a lot of meat on the table. Don’t NEED a 6.5 anything anyway because my go to rifle after my old M1 is a Remington 700 in 7MM Remington mag with my CUSTOM RELOADS of 139 grain Hornady ballistic tips loaded out to 3150 fps. Just an old retired Marine…..

  2. Bob;
    I agree with you wholeheartedly.. I have one of the 6.5’s and I am greatly disappointed in it.. It is a TEKKA T3 with a 28 inch barrel.

    I have always believed that the shorter barrels, cheat you in every way.. Mainly in velocity, and accuracy at long distance.

    I am convinced the the 6,5 caliber in the 20, thru 24 inch barrels are a “Pretty good” 600 to 700 yard gun..

    With my 28 inch barrel, I can do pretty good at 1000 yards but
    it can’t hold a candle to my 300 Win. Mag, and never will…


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