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Old 09-19-2013, 11:14 AM
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Best 6.5 bullet for elk??

What say u and why? Moving a 140 along at say 3100fps? Shots from 25-800 yds.


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Old 09-19-2013, 11:41 AM
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Re: Best 6.5 bullet for elk??

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What say u and why? Moving a 140 along at say 3100fps? Shots from 25-800 yds.


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What chamber?

160gr Matrix VLD if you can push it to optimum velocity and take advantage of its BC.
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:56 AM
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Re: Best 6.5 bullet for elk??

6.5 Sherman. Can push the 140 at 3100+- a few. Should be able to get the 160 at 2950 or so. Shot the 140 bergers this weekend and all were in 1/2 Moa. A few in the .3's.


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Old 09-19-2013, 11:59 AM
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Re: Best 6.5 bullet for elk??

I say berger especially if you already got them shooting well. No need for additional load tuning and barrel ware.
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:07 PM
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I say berger especially if you already got them shooting well. No need for additional load tuning and barrel ware.
Say u have a frontal shot? Would u take it with the vld? What about the same scenario at 25 yds. That's my concern. Killed a lot of critters with the bergers just not elk.


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Old 09-19-2013, 12:31 PM
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Re: Best 6.5 bullet for elk??

Check out the 160gr Matrix thread by CliffM in the rifles, bullets, barrels, and ballistics forum. He too is shooting the 6.5 Sherman.
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Re: Best 6.5 bullet for elk??

I have had really good luck with the Barnes LRX bullets. However at 25 yards any bullets would be dicey at that velocity. At 300 yards my last Mule Deer did not take one step after being double lunged. It put him down in a hurry and very humanely.
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