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140 gr 6.5mm Hybrid for hunting?

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Unread 07-21-2013, 02:09 PM
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140 gr 6.5mm Hybrid for hunting?

Has anyone used the 140 gr 6.5mm Berger Hybrid to hunt with yet and if so, what were your results?

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    Re: 140 gr 6.5mm Hybrid for hunting?

    I shot 2 does with them one shot each, found one pencil hole thru lungs never found the other.

    3 rd doe I shot 4 times before she dies, only one bullet expanded after hitting heavy bone. All were shot between 380-440 yards. I would advise against using them, stick with the hunting vld.
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    Unread 07-21-2013, 02:58 PM
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    Re: 140 gr 6.5mm Hybrid for hunting?

    Oh, SNAP! My heavy 6.5x47 loves them; numerous 1st round hits at 1100 yds.

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    Unread 07-21-2013, 03:23 PM
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    Re: 140 gr 6.5mm Hybrid for hunting?

    That's sucks cuz my creedmoor loves them too.
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    Unread 07-22-2013, 12:07 AM
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    Re: 140 gr 6.5mm Hybrid for hunting?

    You might try the 142 JLKs. They are made with the same J4 jackets the hunting Vlds are made with.
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    Unread 07-22-2013, 07:52 AM
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    Re: 140 gr 6.5mm Hybrid for hunting?

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    I shot 2 does with them one shot each, found one pencil hole thru lungs never found the other.

    3 rd doe I shot 4 times before she dies, only one bullet expanded after hitting heavy bone. All were shot between 380-440 yards. I would advise against using them, stick with the hunting vld.
    Not good news!!! My 260 loves the hybrids. What about the 142SMK'S? Any feed back on those?
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    Unread 07-22-2013, 08:05 AM
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    Re: 140 gr 6.5mm Hybrid for hunting?

    Looks like i will be developing a load for the 140gr amax and/or the 140gr hunting vld.
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