In the history of long range competition shooting, there may not be any more famous name than Creedmoor.
Competition shooting was very popular in the last half of the 19th Century, and the newly formed National Rifle Association (1871) worked with the New York State legislature to acquire and develop 70 acres of land bought from a Mr. Creed near what is now Queens, New York on Long Island. The Creedmoor Rifle Range was opened in June of 1873 for the purpose of holding matches and promoting long-distance rifle shooting.
In 2007, Hornady developed the 6.5mm Creedmoor centerfire rifle cartridge which while a close cousin to the .300 Winchester Magnum in trajectory, offers the benefits of lower recoil and shorter case length – enabling it to work in the AR-10 platform.
So, following on the success of our Windham Weaponry .308 models, we proudly introduce the Windham Weaponry 6.5 Creedmoor Rifle. Featured below, and with full details at www.windhamweaponry.com this 20″ barreled tack driver offers an appealing combination of features and accessories for the dedicated long distance shooter. Take one out to the range, and you’re sure to make Mr. Creed proud!
or call us for a free catalog (1-855-808-1888) – We would love to hear from you.
As always, hunt and shoot safely, and feel free to contact us with any AR related questions.
This Month’s Feature Rifle:
Windham Weaponry 6.5 Creedmoor Rifle
Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
Type: Rifle, Semi-Automatic, Gas Impingement System
Weight/Length: 9.15 lbs. / 39.25″ overall
Magazine: 5 Rounds (Ships with one 5 Round Magazine) Receivers: Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum Flat Top Upper. Lower has Integral Aluminum Trigger Guard Receiver Finish: Hardcoat Black Anodize Finish with Laser Engraved Caliber Marking
Trigger: Hiperfire EDT3 Trigger
Bolt:Carpenter 158 Steel
Barrel: 20″ Fluted Stainless Steel. Threaded Muzzle (5/8″ x 24 T.P.I.) to accept various muzzle devices. Includes Stainless Steel Muzzle Protector.
Barrel Material: 416R Stainless Steel
Rifling: 1 x 8″ Right Hand Twist
Stock:Luth-AR Buttstock with adjustable buttplate & cheekrest
Rear Sight:None – Ready for optics or other type accessory sights
Front Sight:None – Ready for accessory sight on Railed Forend
Includes: Lockable Hard Plastic Gun Case, Full Color Operators Manual, Transferable Lifetime Warranty, and Black Web Sling
See your local FFL Dealer to purchase.
If you ever have questions about your rifle, please feel free to call
Windham Weaponry Customer Service (Toll Free: 1-855-808-1888). Shoot Safely!
FROM THE GUNSMITH’S BENCH
Erik Winter, Windham Weaponry Gunsmith
TOPIC: Installation of the Arms Unlimited Ambidextrous Magazine Catch
First make sure the rifle is unloaded, and then separate the upper receiver from the lower receiver.
Using the chamber plug or another small tool, push the magazine catch button in as far as you can into the receiver. Unscrew the mag catch from the button and remove.
Insert the ambi magazine catch all the way into its slot in the receiver and push the magazine catch spring in with the button and get the button started on the threads of the mag catch. Turn it in until you can turn it no further.
Push the button in as far as you can into the receiver and turn the ambi magazine catch in about 4 or 5 turns then let it seat into the receiver. The magazine catch stud should be flush with or just under the face of the magazine catch button.
Now you can unlock the magazine with the trigger finger of either hand.
I am interested in your 7.62x39mm rifle – Model R16M4FTT-762.
Will standard AK magazines fit this rifle?
No, AK type magazines do not work in our 7.62×39 rifle. The magazine needs to be an AR style magazine to be able to be retained properly in the lower receiver. The magazines we are currently shipping with our 7.62×39 rifles (shown ) are heavy steel construction and designed for that cartridge.
Magazines designed to be used in an AR15 platform in the 7.62x39mm caliber should work.
Here is the AR Platform 30 Round 7.62 Magazine that we sell:
The Magpul M-LOK Bipod Mount allows for the attachment of Harris®-style stud mounted bipods to M-LOK compatible hand guards and forends. This Mount offers a low-profile, robust, and elegant mounting solution for the most common bipods on the market. By utilizing the direct-connect properties of the M-LOK system, the bipod sits closer to the mounting surface than other adapters while providing superior support to the bipod for strength and stability. The Bipod Mount is also compatible with other accessories that attach to traditional sling studs. Machined from milspec-anodized aluminum, the M-LOK Bipod Mount also features beveled ends and corners to reduce snagging and sharp edges. All hardware necessary for attachment directly to M-LOK Slots on either aluminum or polymer hand guards and forends is included. Max overall length of 2.33 in. Made by Magpul in the U.S.A.
Todd J. Coons, VP Law Enforcement & International Sales
WHAT’S NEW IN LAW ENFORCEMENT
As many of you know, Cindy and I also handle the International Sales here at Windham Weaponry. This, along with the LE sales in the US, is keeping us very busy, but I just wanted to share that as of this week Windham Weaponry is now shipping to 31 countries! This is for both commercial sales as well as government sales around the world.
We are very excited about all of our new calibers and configurations so please feel free to reach out to Cindy or me for special LE/Military pricing on any of the new items.
We also have some opportunities for those of you out there to attend one of our armorer’s courses around the country. Here is a link with those current opportunities, but please check back as we are working on adding a few more locations to the list very soon.
To qualify to attend a class you must have at least one of the following; Hold a current and valid permit to carry concealed, have a current FFL or work for a business that has a current and valid FFL, Be an active police officer or a retired officer covered under HR218.