When we put a new rifle together for competitions that was chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor the desire to get out and shoot the rifle overpowered the patience required to get all the reloading gear together for a new caliber. The good folks over at Copper Creek Cartridge Company were nice enough to send in certificates for free ammo to put on the prize table at the 2013 Sniper’s Hide Cup. One stack of goodies we walked away from the competition with included a certificate for ammunition from Copper Creek. It seemed like as good a time as any to cash in the certificate so after a little research I ordered up some 6.5 Creedmoor ammo loaded with 123gr Hornady AMAX projectiles. The general consensus in the precision shooting community is that the gas gun platform prefers lighter projectiles with some cycling and pressure issues cropping up with 140gr projectiles. I plan to load 123gr Scenars for a competition load when I get all the reloading dies and components together so the 123 AMAX seemed like a logical projectile to go with.