CMMG Mk3 Rifles Now in 6.5 Creedmoor

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CMMG Mk3 6.5 Creedmoor - 1CMMG has added four new models to its classic and reliable Mk3 AR-10 rifle line — all chambered for the flat-shooting 6.5 Creedmoor.

Hot on the heels of its recent introduction of the MkG-45 Guard carbine in .45 ACP, CMMG has another big new release for fans of the AR. Earlier this week, CMMG revealed four new additions to its established Mk3 rifle line — all chambered in the increasingly popular 6.5 Creedmoor.

“With the new 6.5 Creedmoor models, we set out to deliver our most accurate line of rifles to date,” said Chris Reinkemeyer, CEO of CMMG. “We're extremely excited about this up-and-coming caliber and are pleased to offer it to our customers in our proven Mk3 line.”

CMMG Mk3 6.5 Creedmoor - 2For those who don't know, the 6.5 Creedmoor, introduced by Hornady back in 2007, is one of the hottest new cartridges of the past few years. Originally designed for target shooting, particularly at some longer ranges, the 6.5 Creedmoor is a flat-shooting cartridge that uses high-ballistic-coefficient (BC) .264-caliber bullets. It chambers in short-action bolt guns, as well as AR-10 rifles, and in addition to its target-shooting applications, it's also started seeing more and more use as a hunting cartridge, especially on thinner-skinned game such as deer and pronghorn.

Like its recent and popular Mk47 Mutant, the new Mk3 rifles chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor utilize a receiver set manufactured from billet 7075-T6 aluminum. As with earlier Mk3s, these new models also use a rifle-length direct-impingement gas system to get the most out of the 6.5 Creedmoor.

CMMG Mk3 6.5 Creedmoor - 3With the four different 6.5 Creedmoor Mk3 models, CMMG is offering varying levels of performance features at a range of prices. The base model, the Mk3, features a 20-inch medium-taper barrel rounded out with an A2 compensator. This model also incorporates a CMMG single-stage trigger, an A2-style grip and buttstock and CMMG's RKM15 KeyMod handguard. Priced at $1,799.95, it weighs 9 pounds total.

The next step up is the Mk3 P, which adds a 24-inch heavy-taper barrel, a CMMG SV brake, a Magpul MOE pistol grip and an MOE stock. It weighs slightly more at 10.4 pounds and comes in at about $100 more than the base model. Other features that appear on the base model, such as the CMMG single-stage trigger and RKM15 KeyMod handguard, also show up on the Mk3 P.

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Close-up shot of CMMG's new RML15 M-LOK handguard, found on the DTR models.

The Mk3 DTR model swaps the RKM15 handguard for CMMG's new RML15 M-LOK handguard. It also incorporates the excellent PRS fully adjustable stock. Like the Mk3 P, it utilizes a 24-inch heavy-taper barrel, the same SV brake and single-stage trigger and the Magpul MOE grip. The final weight on the Mk3 DTR is 11.3 pounds, and its price is slated at $2,099.95.

Last but not least is the Mk3 DTR2, the top-end model. It shares most of the same features as the Mk 3 DTR but adds Geissele's renowned SSA two-stage trigger for even more precise shooting. It also weighs 11.3 pounds and is priced at $2,274.95.

For more information on these new CMMG Mk3 6.5 Creedmoor rifles, visit the CMMG website, or check out the full specifications for each model below. Also, be sure to keep an eye out for a full review of the new CMMG Mk3 in an upcoming issue of Gun Digest the Magazine.

Specifications:

CMMG Mk3 6.5 Creedmoor - specs Mk3CMMG Mk3
Type: Semi-auto, direct-impingement gas
Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
Gas System: Rifle length
Barrel: 20 in., 1:8 twist, medium taper 416 stainless steel
Overall Length: 41 in.
Weight: 9 lbs. (unloaded)
Muzzle Device: A2 compensator, threaded 5/8-24 barrel
Handguard: CMMG RKM15 KeyMod
Receivers: Billet 7075-T6
Trigger: CMMG single stage Mil-Spec type
Grip: A2-style
Stock: A2-style
MSRP: $1,799.95
Manufacturer: CMMG

CMMG Mk3 6.5 Creedmoor specs - Mk3 PCMMG Mk3 P
Type: Semi-auto, direct-impingement gas
Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
Gas System: Rifle Length
Barrel: 24 in., 1:8 twist, heavy taper 416 stainless steel
Overall Length: 45 in.
Weight: 10.4 lbs. (unloaded)
Muzzle Device: CMMG SV brake, threaded 5/8-24 barrel
Handguard: CMMG RKM15 KeyMod
Receivers: Billet 7075-T6
Trigger: CMMG single stage Mil-Spec type
Grip: Magpul MOE
Stock: Magpul MOE
MSRP: $1,899.95
Manufacturer: CMMG

CMMG Mk3 6.5 Creedmoor - specs - Mk3 DTRCMMG Mk3 DTR
Type: Semi-auto, direct-impingement gas
Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
Gas System: Rifle Length
Barrel: 24 in., 1:8 twist, heavy taper 416 stainless steel
Overall Length: 46 in.
Weight: 11.3 lbs. (unloaded)
Muzzle Device: CMMG SV brake, threaded 5/8-24 barrel
Handguard: CMMG RML15 M-LOK
Receivers: Billet 7075-T6
Trigger: CMMG single stage Mil-Spec type
Grip: Magpul MOE
Stock: Magpul PRS
MSRP: $2,099.95
Manufacturer: CMMG

CMMG Mk3 6.5 Creddmoor -specs - DTR2CMMG Mk3 DTR2
Type: Semi-auto, direct-impingement gas
Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
Gas System: Rifle Length
Barrel: 24 in., 1:8 twist, heavy taper 416 stainless steel
Overall Length: 46 in.
Weight: 11.3 lbs. (unloaded)
Muzzle Device: CMMG SV brake, threaded 5/8-24 barrel
Handguard: CMMG RML15 M-LOK
Receivers: Billet 7075-T6
Trigger: Geissele Automatics SSA two stage
Grip: Magpul MOE
Stock: Magpul PRS
MSRP: $2,274.95
Manufacturer: CMMG


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