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Guns & Ammo TV: 6.5 Creedmoor vs. .375 H&H

The 6.5 Creedmoor and the .375 H&H are almost complete opposites, or are they? The 6.5 Creedmoor is a newer and popular cartridge that transcends long-range precision rifle shooting and hunting big game. The .375 H&H is more than a century old, but still a popular and versatile choice for hunting big and dangerous game. For this shoot, Pro Tom Beckstrand, former U.S. Army Special Operations officer and sniper team leader, faces off against Guns & Ammo TV cameraman Ben LaLonde in a challenge that highlights the differences between these two cartridges.

LaLonde shoots the challenge with a Kimber 8400 Advanced Tactical SOC II in 6.5 Creedmoor and equipped with a Nightforce NX8 4-32x50mm F1 scope. The load is Hornady 140-grain ELD-M (“M” for “match”) ammo to score hits on Revolution Targets’ Portable Long Range Torso, which is similar to a silhouette target but features a rotating plate in the middle. Beckstrand has to follow LaLonde’s run with a Kimber Talkeetna 8400 in .375 H&H loaded with Hornady’s Dangerous Game Series (DGS) 270-grain SP-RP Superformance ammo.

It’s a close run as both competitors finish in less than one minute. 

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