Savage Expands Lines with 6.5 Creedmoor Savage Arms expanded its bolt action rifle lines with the addition of the 6.5 Creedmoor. A number of new rifles are now available in this caliber. 16 Lightweight Hunter This rifle uses a synthetic black stock and has a 20″ stainless steel barrel. It has a detachable, four round box magazine. Without a scope it weighs in at 5.65 pounds. The MSRP is $752. Axis The Axis is the company’s basic bolt action rifle. This model has a 22″ barrel, synthetic stock and a four round, detachable magazine. It weighs 6.5 pounds and retails for $368. Axis, Left Hand Savage is one of the few companies that caters to the left handed shooter. This model is a mirror image of the standard Axis above. It carries the same retail price. Axis XP Savage sells a lot of ready to go hunting rifles. Called the XP, these guns have a 3-9×40 scope that ships mounted and boresighted. The suggested retail is $407. Axis XP Stainless For the hunter wanting better corrosion resistance, Savage offers the XP Stainless. The price is an additional $100. Axis XP Camo This is the same as the XP, but with a synthetic stock finished in a camo pattern. $485. Axis II XP The Axis II XP is similar to the Axis XP, but with the addition of the company’s popular adjustable AccuTrigger. In 6.5 Creedmoor, this gun retails for $485. A stainless version is also available at $580. Axis II XP Hardwood This version has a wood stock and comes with a mounted and boresighted 3-9×40 Weaver Kaspa scope. It retails for $506. Cadex Defense released new rifles in 6.5 Creedmoor earlier this year. Additionally, Seekins Precision announced the company would begin selling the SP10 chambered for the 6.5mm round. I’ve had a chance to run one of the SP10 guns in .308 Win and found it to be a very capable rifle. I imagine it will be excellent in 6.5 Creedmoor also.