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Anyone elk hunting with a 6.5 creedmoor??

 
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:33 PM
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Anyone elk hunting with a 6.5 creedmoor??

Just wondering if anyone has used this gun to hunt elk and if so what were the results. I usually take my .300wsm or .338lm. I just got this gun this winter and have worked up a great 140 gr load and this Guns a real tack driver and I have the itch to use it this year. Thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:41 PM
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Re: Anyone elk hunting with a 6.5 creedmoor??

I am sure it would be fine as long as the shot placement. Not much different than a 6.5-284 and I have seen them shoot holes through bull elk out to around 1200yards. I am not sure what you have in mind for yardage but I personally would shoot a elk with it but hope for shots around 800 and in.
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:18 AM
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Re: Anyone elk hunting with a 6.5 creedmoor??

Just got a custom Creedmoor back from my smith and am ramping up to do some serious penetration testing and bullet performance test to give me an answer or at least a good idea on this very topic. We will be looking at the new Berger 140 Hybrid as well as the 140 hunting vld. We hunt from 6500 feet and up. Running the hybrid at 2800fps gives me around 1300 flbs of energy at 1k while still moving 2000fps so it should get the job done on bulls and muleys here in Nevada.
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:25 AM
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Re: Anyone elk hunting with a 6.5 creedmoor??

Thanks for the feedback guys. I load I worked up for mine was for a Berger 140 hunting vld. Its a very forgiving round. With all my load development (I believe I worked up 12 loads to get it right) I don't think I had a group over an inch at 100 yards. For my gun (a savage 111 LRH)40.6 gr of h4350 at 2700 fps is the sweet spot. This gives me a three shot group at 100 that I can easily cover with a dime and slightly over a 1" group at three hundred. Haven't had a chance yet to shoot any farther than that yet. I'm not sure about elk but it sure piles up the coyote's.
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:20 PM
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Re: Anyone elk hunting with a 6.5 creedmoor??

There is a youtube video of Wayne van Zwoll punching a hole clean through an elk in the 5-600 yard range with a creedmore. Don't recall off the top of my head the bullet he was shooting but I don't think it was a Berger. My 264 WM starting at 3145 has about the same down range velocity and energy that is posted above using the Berger's so I would think those might be a tad overstated, but the Creedmore has plenty of punch for elk.
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:38 PM
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Re: Anyone elk hunting with a 6.5 creedmoor??

Not over stated drops confirmed at 500 700 and 1010 yards. Elevation is playing a big role here
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:02 AM
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Re: Anyone elk hunting with a 6.5 creedmoor??

if you only had the 6.5, i would say go for it.... but you have two real elk rifles. I think I would take one of them.
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