Well at least that could be what it is and a good thought, it would allow them to keep inventories down and also cost.^^ I think they offer a stable of the most common cartridges and switch up each year on the less common ones to get coverage. Over 10 years, for example, you'll have lots of new/used Rugers out in lots of chamberings that way. It lets them keep inventory down on the less popular ones but still have coverage, basically. That's just my speculation, though.
I have the Ruger KM77VT in 22-250, just curious how accurate is your VT chambered in the 6.5 Creedmoor?I have a Ruger KM77VT with the 28" barrel. Its a great chambering. And for all the naysayers, yes it is based on the .308, you can make Creedmoor brass from the -08 offerings.
This cartridge was specifically designed for all the shortcomings of the 260. It matches the .260 Rem in performance, yet gives a longer neck for seating of long target bullets without crowding powder space.
That is very good if you have only shot factory ammo and it is sub MOA. I have heard that the 6.5 Creedmoor is very accurate. Good to hear that your VT is accurate. I have only worked a little with mine and it is hanging around 1 1/8" to 7/8" at present. I just need to spend a little more time with it.I've only shot some factory ammo as I'm waiting for RCBS dies and my brass order. I also have to get a better scope for long range. Its shooting sub MOA at 100 yards. We still have 15" of snow on the ground, so I can't do any long range work until it warms up a bit.
I sure hope you keep us posted on your load work with the 6.5 Creedmoor and the Ruger VT. After reading much over the last two days on the 6.5 Creedmoor I find myself interested. I owned and hunted for two seasons for deer some years back with a 260. I really liked it but got caught up in other rifles and cartridges.Factory Hornady ammo is loaded with their AMax bullets and H4350 powder and the recipe is right on the box so it can be easily duplicated. I'm going to try some Reloder 17 when I get the dies.