Sig Sauer has released new loads in its Match Grade Elite Performance Ammunition line with the new 6.5 Creedmoor Open Tip Match (OTM) round.
The new loads feature a 140-grain Sierra MatchKing bullet, and a muzzle velocity, according to Sig, of 2,625 fps and a muzzle energy of 2,142 foot pounds.
From a release issued by Sig:
“Designed for superior accuracy, the SIG 6.5 Creedmoor Match Grade load performs exceptionally well in wind, thanks to its high ballistic coefficient, delivering a flat trajectory with minimal recoil. “‘The 6.5 Creedmoor is one of today’s most popular cartridges with competition shooters and hunters alike,” said Dan Powers, President of the SIG SAUER Ammunition Division. “It is an impressive, flat-shooting round that delivers precision in challenging, windy conditions.’
“Engineered to excel in today’s precision rifles, SIG SAUER Match Grade Elite Performance Ammunition uses a temperature-stable propellant that delivers consistent muzzle velocity in all weather conditions. Premium-quality primers ensure minimum velocity variations, and the shell case metallurgy is optimized in the SIG Match Grade OTM cartridge to yield consistent bullet retention round to round. All SIG SAUER rifle ammunition is precision loaded on state-of-the-art equipment that is 100% electromechanically monitored to ensure geometric conformity and charge weight consistency.”
The new ammo will be manufactured in the company’s new plant in Jacksonville, Arkansas and should be hitting retailers soon.