260 or 6.5x55 realistic longest range deer killer
A question for all you 6.5 fans out there, what sort of distance can you realistically take deer sized game with your respective calibres?
I am currently using a 7mm wsm but my range finder and binos limit me to about 700 yards max.
Though I have only taken game with it out to 550 yards.
Im thinking I can have the same sort of capability with a lot less bang and a lot more barrel life so I am planning on a 6.5 something,
either a swede ,260 or possibly even a 6.5 x 47l.
am just after some real world results from guys using these in the field.
My main hunting areas ( nz south island)can be a bit breezy so a good wind bucking high bc projectile would be the main fodder for it.poss amax or berger in 140 .
any comments would be much appreciated.
thanks in advance