So just why is it so popular? You won’t find the answer in some ballistic riddle or in anyone’s idea of a magic bullet. It’s much simpler than that. I once asked a Remington ammo guy why, in today’s age of the wonder bullet, does their 75-year-old Core-Lokt ammunition still sell so well. His response was, “It works. If it didn’t, hunters wouldn’t keep buying it.” And so it is with the 6.5 Creedmoor. Aside from the fact that it offers the best balance of ballistics and shootability for 90 percent of what rifle shooters and hunters do, whether you love it, hate it, or don’t give a damn, the 6.5 Creedmoor works. As an all-around performer that punches paper as well as it pounds big game at long range, it’s on top of the world. The free market has spoken. The 6.5 Creedmoor has pulled the sword from the stone, and if it hasn’t already been crowned king, it soon will be.