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Best 6.5 bullet for elk??

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Re: Best 6.5 bullet for elk??

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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.

What grain and velocity?


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    Re: Best 6.5 bullet for elk??

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    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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    I wouldn't hesitate one bit. I have never had a berger fail me and with the great sectional densities of the 6.5 I don't think you are going to have to worry about penetration.
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    Re: Best 6.5 bullet for elk??

    So far a bear, mountain goat, some big whitetails and a bunch of antelope have fallen to a 140 berger for me. Have an elk tag later this year and will either carry the 6.5-06 or a 7mm shooting 168 bergers.
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    So far the 140 berger has proven very lethal, this year we'll see how the 160 Matrix and 140 Cutting Edge bullet do.
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    Re: Best 6.5 bullet for elk??

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    What grain and velocity?


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    127gr LRX 3050 fps.
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    Re: Best 6.5 bullet for elk??

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    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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    Re: Best 6.5 bullet for elk??

    What is your twist rate?

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