Re: Anyone elk hunting with a 6.5 creedmoor??
built a 260 rem. for my recoil shy son, on a 98 maus. 25" clerke bbl. .695 at the muzzle. shooting 140gr. speer GS flt.base at 2710, he drew a cow tag for the valle vidal in New Mexico, hit a cow alittle low behind the heart she dropped in her tracks at 125yds. the herd took off and she got up went about 25 or 30 yds. one more thru the rt. ham going straight away she piled up . I looked for that bullet because thats what I do, it penetrated a paunch full of grass found the jacket at the mouth of the stomach and the lead in her neck. inspite of so called bullet failure that was the deadest elk in the valle that day. some 40"+ of penetration, now if you want to shoot Loooong Range then by all means use the boomers, but liveing it is a long way from theoretical! that bullet went thru a mess of tissue and quite frankly I was amazed. I would not hesitate to "HUNT" with that set up out to 600 yds. again key word HUNT spot and stalk. the 260 is not that much different than the 6.5cm. thanks for putting up with my rant guys. shoot what your confident and proficint with, can't go wrong.