Originally Posted by Mystro
As much as I like the 6.5 Creedmoor, the problem is ammo. Any back woods shop, general store or Walmart will have 270 ammo at hand. Its gonna be awhile to see if the 6.5 Creedmoor will be mainstream cartage. Its too new to see if it has any staying power.
You are correct, ammo can be a pain i the you know what to find. None of the .264 caliber cartridges are highly available, except maybe the 6.5x55 SE, and that is a shame. That is why it is my goal to be reloading by Sept. 2014. I don't think the 6.5 Creedmoor will ever be mainstream, I think it will be kind of like the .280 Remington, always there but never popular. Hornady intended the 6.5 Creedmoor to be a niche cartridge (aka: small following), and I think that they are happy it got that extra boost as a hunting round when they introduced the superformance ammunition.
I would love to have a .270, but I am recoil sensitive and the .264 family fits the bill for me (except the .264 Winchester Magnum) in that regard.