SOCOM has utilized 15 million dollars to accomplish the task of converting the 7.62mm M110 SASS to chamber the 6.5mm Creedmoor round. The purpose of these new conversion kits is to improve accuracy and increase the rifles range. In 2017, research was conducted to test 6.5mm Creedmoor against the .260 Remington. Shooters with the 6.5mm hit the target twice as often than those with the .260, up to 1,000 meters. This resulted in a 33% increase in efficient range as well as reduced wind and recoil influence.