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Old 08-07-2011, 08:20 AM
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Biggest Critter withe a 6.5?

OK, the 6.5 cal is setting things on end these days. Lets see um. Who here has killed a really BIG critter with a 6.5 something-or-other? Bison,Elk,Moose Bear,Hog, or what ever in Africa. Who here has slain a giant with the little 6.5? As my 284 project draws to a close,I'm looking ahead to the next build. The 6.5 has my attention. Lets see some critters .
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:13 AM
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Re: Biggest Critter withe a 6.5?

Jack O'Connor killed pretty much everything in North America with a 270 Win.

Some of the 6.5's would be right in that category. But, it doesn't make it advisable to do so when given a choice.

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Re: Biggest Critter withe a 6.5?

I have seen a few members here who have taken elk with the 6.5 rounds try calling the scandanavians on the phone and asking how many moose they have shot with the 6.5mm
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Re: Biggest Critter withe a 6.5?

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OK, the 6.5 cal is setting things on end these days. Lets see um. Who here has killed a really BIG critter with a 6.5 something-or-other? Bison,Elk,Moose Bear,Hog, or what ever in Africa. Who here has slain a giant with the little 6.5? As my 284 project draws to a close,I'm looking ahead to the next build. The 6.5 has my attention. Lets see some critters .
I won't have my .260 project completed till probably Nov.

I'll give you something to shoot for however. I have now killed three hogs in excess of 400lbs with my CZ 527 .204 Ruger at ranges up to 370 paces. The largest was a 550lbs Sow.

Two of them with head shots, and one just behind the ear.
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I have seen a few members here who have taken elk with the 6.5 rounds try calling the scandanavians on the phone and asking how many moose they have shot with the 6.5mm
Thousands... .

The Germans and Austrians have also killed inumerable wild boar with them.
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Re: Biggest Critter withe a 6.5?

Ill tell you this,
My dad has hunted 30 years with his only big game gun being 270. Win firing 150 grain bullets. There are a decent amount of 6.5 mm that out preform the 270.
Win. My old man has taken 4 bull moose, 1 large cow, and helped take down a calf. All 1 shot kills but 1. Has also taken 2 big male caribou both DRT. This year my old man and I are going after elk!!

My thoughts are the 6.5 will hammer an elk and moose with ease as long as you place the shot properly and stay within the range you are comfortable with. Have fun , happy hunting!
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Re: Biggest Critter withe a 6.5?

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I won't have my .260 project completed till probably Nov.

I'll give you something to shoot for however. I have now killed three hogs in excess of 400lbs with my CZ 527 .204 Ruger at ranges up to 370 paces. The largest was a 550lbs Sow.

Two of them with head shots, and one just behind the ear.
Good shootin' partner. We dispatch a lot of beef and pork here to slaughter with a .22 rim fire. But that aint wild hogs at over 350 yards. Way to whack em' buddy. Any pics of the big sow? She must have been a dandy.
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