Choosing a scope for the 6.5 Creedmoor
Since its introduction in 2007, the Creedmoor 6.5 has become one of the most popular rifle cartridges of the last ten years. This may come as a surprise to many as when the Creedmoor 6.5 was first released it was not received particularly well. Many preferred the .260 Remington and the Creedmoor was seen as a lesser round, however as the popularity of long-range shooting increased (and it became more affordable) the love for this particular round has followed suit.
One of the most common questions we hear in relation to this specific round is: ’What is the best scope for the 6.5 Creedmoor?’. This, as you would expect, is a very pertinent question. The right choice of scope is absolutely vital if someone is to achieve optimal performance of their rifle, scope and cartridge.
To learn more about the best scope choices for the 6.5 Creedmoor we cannot recommend the following article highly enough:
Things to think about before choosing a scope for the 6.5 Creedmoor
There are several aspects that need to be considered before committing to a purchase. The most important of these, we feel, is the magnification of the scope. To ascertain which scope may suit you best you must muse over what type of shooter you are and what type of distances you will be shooting over.
Close range shooting (under 250 yards): Although it can be tempting to simply select the scope with the largest magnification, if you will predominantly be taking part in close range shooting then there may be no need for magnification at the higher end of the scale. In our expert opinion we suggest looking for a scope that has around 3-8x as this will more than suffice for shorter range shooting.
Medium range (250-550 yards): The Creedmoor excels at medium range, but it requires a certain type of scope to maximise its potential and overall effectiveness. A magnification of up to 10x should suffice for this distance, however if you’re targeting smaller targets then this may need to be up to 12x.
Long range (550 yards+): When it comes to long range shooting there is one main rule – you’ll need as much magnification as possible. But not any old scope will do as cheaper options may blur at high magnifications, which will hugely decrease your accuracy in the field.
But which scope should you choose? For detailed information we suggest checking out the link above (it’s an expert written article that will provide a wealth of valuable information), but as a thanks for taking the time to read our blog we’ve selected one scope that we feel is one of the best currently available where long distance shooting is concerned…
…The Vortex Optics Viper HS-T (6-24×50).
We don’t have the time to go into huge detail about why we love this scope so much (and why it is the perfect choice to complement the 6.5 Creedmoor), but we can’t mention the scope without giving a brief insight, can we?!
In summary, it’s very competitively priced (under $1000); it is extremely well constructed and sturdy; the clarity of the sight picture is exceptionally high quality (we’ve seen much more expensive scopes with lower sight picture quality); it has SFP which is perfect for those that favour SFP over FFP, and it has crystal clear mag power up to 20x magnification.
Don’t forget, for further and more in-depth information regarding the best scopes for 6.5 Creedmoor please head over to the article linked at the top of the page.
Thanks for stopping by – we hope you found this article informative.