CMMG’s latest release is an interesting precision rifle chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor that uses the heavy-duty AR-308 platform as a basis. It even feeds from standard AR-308 magazines, like the Magpul PMAg 308 mags.
It will be interesting to see how the new gun performs, given CMMG’s lack of experience building long-range, precision rifles.
Here’s how the company describes it in the press release.
CMMG has announced the introduction of four new rifles chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. Known for being an incredibly flat-shooting, accurate caliber, 6.5 Creedmoor has quickly become a favorite among long-range shooters and hunters.
“With the new 6.5 Creedmoor models, we set out to deliver our most accurate line of rifles to date. We’re extremely excited about this up-and-coming caliber and are pleased to offer it to our customers in our proven Mk3 line,” said Chris Reinkemeyer, CEO of CMMG.
Each rifle in the new Mk3 6.5 Creedmoor line-up is built on a CMMG Billet 7075-T6 aluminum AR10 receiver set and runs on a rifle-length direct impingement gas operating system.
The base model in this new 6.5 Creedmoor lineup is the Mk3, which sports a 20-inch medium taper barrel, an A2 compensator, a CMMG single stage trigger and A2 furniture. It also utlizes a CMMG RKM15 KeyMod hand guard. It weighs in at 9 pounds and has an MSRP of $1,799.95.
The Mk3 P model has a 24-inch heavy taper barrel, a CMMG SV Brake, a CMMG single stage trigger, a Magpul MOE pistol grip and MOE stock. It includes a CMMG RKM15 KeyMod hand guard and weighs in at 10.4 pounds. The MSRP on the Mk3 P is $1,899.95.
The Mk3 DTR model features CMMG’s new RML15 M-Lok hand guard. It utilizes a 24-inch heavy taper barrel, an SV Brake and CMMG single stage trigger. It weighs 11.3 pounds and has a Magpul MOE pistol grip and PRS fully adjustable stock. The MSRP on the Mk3 DTR is $2,099.95.
The top end model is the Mk3 DTR2, which features a Giessele SSA two-stage trigger and CMMG RML15 M-Lok hand guard. It utilizes a 24-inch heavy taper barrel and a CMMG SV Brake. It weighs 11.3 pounds and has a Magpul MOE pistol grip and PRS fully adjustable stock. The MSRP on the Mk3 DTR2 is $2,274.95.
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