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Unread 06-21-2010, 07:13 PM
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260 or 6.5x55 realistic longest range deer killer

Hi everyone
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
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    Re: 260 or 6.5x55 realistic longest range deer killer

    For these sorts of things mostly



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    Re: 260 or 6.5x55 realistic longest range deer killer

    The 6.5X47Lap will run the 140 Berger @ 2900 give or take. Big performance out of a little cartridge.

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