WTF is 8.6 Creedmoor? Well, a lot of people misunderstand it as a knock off of 338 Federal. Is it similar? Yes it is. Is it substantially different as well? Most certainly. The biggest difference is in the case dimensions. The 8.6 Creedmoor case allows for the seating of large heavy subsonic 338 projectiles. 338 Federal doesn’t allow for this.
From there, the 8.6 Creedmoor continues to differentiate itself in a number of ways. Such as being optimized for a short barrel, fast twist rate for accurate subsonic loads, reliable feeding out of 308 magazines, etc…
Personally, I’m really looking forward to this cartridge. I think it is going to be pretty awesome when it comes out. Especially with either a Noveske Pistol or one of Q’s Fix Pistols chambered in 8.6 Creedmoor….
*If reading is your thing, you can see my full article at Guns America.*