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Which 6.5 match bullet

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Unread 10-17-2003, 02:55 PM
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Which 6.5 match bullet

OK-- i've got 3" 300 yd. gps. from my 16" 6.5-284 XP from the 140 SST @ 2760 f.p.s., but i think i can improve on this accuracy with a match bullet of whatever make.

Now here's the thing-- which match bullet would you pick that would go to 6 or 700 yds. @ 27-2800 m.v., and still give decent terminal ballistics on elk and deer at ranges from point blank to 700 yds?????? I'm assuming that a match bullet that "comes apart" at rifle velocities (in excess of maybe 3000 f.p.s m.v.) will provide good performance at my XP-100 velocities. I'm trying to take the quick way out by relying on the collective experience here. This question would also apply to .30's as well since my partner is shooting a 30 cal. XP @ 30-06 rifle velocities. Any ideas???

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    Unread 10-17-2003, 03:07 PM
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    Re: Which 6.5 match bullet

    sscoyote, If it was me, I'd use the 140 or 142MK for the 6.5-284 and 168 or 175MK for the 30, Jay
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    Re: Which 6.5 match bullet

    Thks. Jay, i've got 'em both, and i'll give them a try.
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    Re: Which 6.5 match bullet

    Ditto on what Jay said.

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    Unread 10-20-2003, 06:37 PM
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    Re: Which 6.5 match bullet

    I use 140gr jlk's in 6.5 they work good at 1000yrds. they also make 190's and 210's for 30cal ,boyd uses 210's in his 300wsm. they mite also make 168's that would be a good with a 30/06.
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