CMMG Releases 4 New Rifles in 6.5 Creedmoor

CMMG, Inc, a leading manufacturer of AR-15 rifles, .22LR AR-15 Conversion Kits, accessories, and tactical bacon, announced they are releasing four new rifles. All four of the Mk3 series of rifles are chambered in the very popular 6.5mm Creedmoor. CMMG becomes the latest firearm manufacturer to introduce offering in 6.5 Creedmoor; following a SHOT Show and NRA Annual Meeting featuring multiple new 6.5 rifles.

The firearms industry has been obsessed with the 6.5mm Creedmoor for the past two years or so. (We’ve written about it multiple times. Shooters love the plucky little 6.5 Creedmoor because it is flat shooting, has great ballistics and is equally adept at long range shooting and hunting. Having spent most of its 10 year history as an esoteric benchrest target shooting load, the 6.5mm Creedmoor has just become the en vogue caliber for long range shooters, hunters, and now even tactical marksman rifles. CMMG is taking advantage of the versatility of this round with four different models of the new Mk3 rifle.

CMMG Mk3 in 6.5 Creedmoor


The base model Mk3 features a premium 20″ 416 stainless steel medium taper profile barrel in 6.5 Creedmoor. The Mk3 is equipped with an A2 compensator and RKM15 KeyMod hand guard. Receivers are constructed from durable billet 7075. Each rifle ships with 20rd mag.

Specs:

  • BARREL: 20” 1:8 Twist, 6.5 Creedmoor, Medium Taper 416SS Barrel
  • MUZZLE: A2 Comp, Threaded 5/8-24
  • HAND GUARD: CMMG RKM15
  • FURNITURE: A2 Buttstock, A2 Pistol Grip
  • RECEIVERS: Billet 7075-T6 AL
  • TRIGGER: Single Stage Mil-Spec Type
  • WEIGHT: 9 lbs. unloaded
  • LENGTH: 41″
  • GAS PORT: Rifle
  • MSRP: $1,799.95

CMMG Mk3 P in 6.5 Creedmoor


CMMG’s Mk3 P features a premium 24″ 416 stainless steel heavy taper profile barrel in 6.5 Creedmoor. The Mk3 P is equipped with CMMG’s SV muzzle brake and the RKM15 KeyMod hand guard. Receiver is constructed from durable billet 7075. All Mk3 P rifles ship with Magpul MOE grip and MOE rifle butt stock. Ships with 20rd mag.

Specs:

  • BARREL: 24″ 1:8 Twist, 6.5 Creedmoor, Heavy Taper 416SS Barrel
  • MUZZLE: CMMG SV Brake, Threaded 5/8-24
  • HAND GUARD: CMMG RKM15
  • FURNITURE: Magpul MOE Pistol Grip, Magpul Rifle MOE stock
  • RECEIVERS: Billet 7075-T6 AL
  • TRIGGER: Single Stage Mil-Spec Type
  • WEIGHT: 10.4 lbs unloaded
  • LENGTH: 45″
  • GAS PORT: Rifle
  • MSRP: $1,899.95

CMMG Mk3 DTR in 6.5 Creedmoor


The Mk3 DTR is one of CMMG’s premier rifles. The Mk3 DTR features a premium 24″ 416 stainless steel heavy taper profile barrel in 6.5 Creedmoor. The Mk3 DTR is also equipped with CMMG’s SV muzzle brake but features the RML15 M-Lok hand guard. Receivers are constructed from durable billet 7075. Every rifle has a Magpul MOE pistol grip and Magpul PRS butt stock installed. The Mk3 DTR ships with 20rd mag.

Specs:

  • BARREL: 24″ 1:8 Twist, 6.5 Creedmoor, Heavy Taper 416SS Barrel
  • MUZZLE: CMMG SV Brake, Threaded 5/8-24
  • HAND GUARD: CMMG RML15
  • FURNITURE: Magpul MOE Pistol Grip, Magpul PRS stock
  • RECEIVERS: Billet 7075-T6 AL
  • TRIGGER: Single Stage Mil-Spec Type
  • WEIGHT: 11.3 lbs unloaded
  • LENGTH: 46″
  • GAS PORT: Rifle
  • MSRP: $2,099.95

CMMG Mk3 DTR2 in 6.5 Creedmoor


The flaship of the new 6.5 Creedmoor rifles, the Mk3 DTR2 is one of CMMG’s premier rifles. The Mk3 DTR2 features a premium 24″ 416 stainless steel heavy taper profile barrel chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. The Mk3 DTR2 is equipped with CMMG’s own SV muzzle brake and RML15 M-Lok hand guard as well. Receivers are constructed from durable billet 7075. What differentiates the DTR2 from the normal DTR is the Geissele SSA 2-Stage trigger. The DTR2 also comes with Magpul MOE pistol grip and Magpul PRS stock installed. Ships with 20 round magazine.

Specs:

  • BARREL: 24″ 1:8 Twist, 6.5 Creedmoor, Heavy Taper 416SS Barrel
  • MUZZLE: CMMG SV Brake, Threaded 5/8-24
  • HAND GUARD: CMMG RML15
  • FURNITURE: Magpul MOE Pistol Grip, Magpul PRS stock
  • RECEIVERS: Billet 7075-T6 AL
  • TRIGGER: Giessele Automatics SSA
  • WEIGHT: 11.3 lbs unloaded
  • LENGTH: 46″
  • GAS PORT: Rifle
  • MSRP: $2,274.95

Do you think you’ll try out the CMMG Mk3 6.5 Creedmoor rifles once we get them in stock? Let us know in the comments!

16 Comments On This Article

  1. Gilbert Boisvert

    As long as the 6.5 ammo is as expensive as it now is, it would definitely deter me from buying a rifle that I can’t really use, because of the price of the ammo.

    If the Creedmore ammo’s price comes down where it is feasible to economically buy in bulk, then the public would surely scoff it up.

  2. I think I can speak for a LOT of shooters and hunters when I say that the price of the 4 guns featured here isn’t even CLOSE to the prices I could afford! Anything over $800 isn’t even a consideration. By the time you add a scope, a sling, etc. you’re way over a thousand bucks, and you still haven’t even bought the ammo yet!

    If they can make a 5.56 AR for under $800, why can’t they at least get close with the Creedmore? There can’t be THAT much difference, can there?

  3. Overly expensive AR rifles coupled with overly expensive ammo doesn’t sound like a great selling point for the majority of people. There seems to be some sort of quest to find the perfect AR round for killing an animal between 500 and 1000 yards out even though most animals are take inside of 200 yards. It seems like a wildcat novelty to me as opposed to a round for the masses.

    • After SHTF, if that “animal”, who is willing to kill you and yours for your survival supplies cuz his are running low, is carrying something that can range you at the same distance or longer than you can range him, then this would be a wise investment. Altho I’m a Army vet, I like a few things the Marines say on occasion …. “Do unto others before they have a chance to do unto you” is one of my favorites.

  4. Not a gun for the masses. Weight of gun and price of ammo make it nice as a target rifle, little more. Many 270’s, 30-06’s and 308’s will do just as well and are considerably better for the pocketbook. Play thing for those with money.

  5. The biggest problem with AR-10 platforms is their weight. Some of that can be overcome with a good sling that’s padded. Something like the old M-60 machine gun slings. As far as ammo goes, its not anymore expensive than 243 or 308. At least where I live. At the rate we are selling the guns and ammo in our shop I’d say more gun and ammo manufacturers will be jumping on the wagon soon. At least the ammo prices should be coming down.

  6. Reload it’s fun and not expensive. The weight of the weapon is an issue. A 6 mm is one of the most accurate Bullets made.

    • The 6.5 will shoot a lot smoother because of less recoil. The bullets also have very good BC for shooting at long range and good SD for killing.

  7. Just build an upper from good parts for your existing AR 308. I did that for $600. These are expensive rifles and 6.5creed is expensive ammo.

  8. The ammo will never be as cheap as surplus 7.62 or 5.56. 20 rounds cost about the same as any other decent hunting ammo on the market and the more manufacturers that start making it the more the price will come down. I reload my own with 41 grains of H414 with a magnum primer and 143 grain Hornady ELD-X. Shoots very tight groups.

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