Hey guys, Hornady just released a brand NEW 6.5mm Cartridge called the 6.5 Creedmoor. In "secret" development with Dennis DeMille at Creedmoor Sports, the 6.5 Creedmoor is bigger than an 6.5x47 Lapua, but smaller than a .260 Remington,6.5-08). Case Capacity is 53.0 grains of water filled to the top of the case mouth. BULLETIN REPORT: http://accurateshooter.wordpress.com/2007/11/07/hornady-introduces-new-65-creedmoor-cartridge/ Hornady will start selling factory-loaded ammo in January or February, and expect Hornady-made brass to follow a few months after that. The factory ammo features a NEW 120gr Amax bullet with a claimed .470 BC, plus the present 140gr Amax. One of the design goals with the new cartridge was total reliability in rapid fire for High Power shooters. The factory loads are held to a "sensible" pressure of just under 60,000 psi. For comparison, the 6.5x47 and 6XC are rated at 63,000+ psi. Dennis has been testing the round for a year and he reports "no pressure issues such as stiff bolt lift or primer cratering." This is a direct competitor to Lapua's 6.5x47 and it will be interesting to see which round earns greater acceptance. In addition to High Power applications, we think the new 6.5 Creedmoor will work very well as a tactical and hunting round.