6.5 Creedmoor load development: Semi-automatic gas gun, 123 and 142 SMK
The majority of cartridges in existence tend to find themselves chambered in certain types of firearms. While there are exceptions, you’d expect to find a 45-70 in a lever action (or single shot rifle), just as you’d anticipate a 338 Lapua Magnum in a bolt action. This is often a function of the design of the cartridge. Some cartridges like the 223 Remington, 308 Winchester and 6.5 Creedmoor are at home in a wide variety of firearms- with expansive offerings in both semi-automatic and bolt action rifles. The cartridge may be the same, but the handling characteristics of each kind of rifle can be quite different.