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Unread 08-08-2011, 05:09 AM
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Re: Biggest Critter withe a 6.5?

CPGfan, Nice bears ! Nice rigs too. How's the velocity in that 6.5/06AI?

Hey thanks WildRose. I'll keep that in mind. My neighbor was to TX for hogs winter before last. Said it was a hoot. The last time I was there was in 95' for turkey. We were about 30 miles north of Sonora TX on the High Lonesome Ranch. I guess I did fly into Midland and drove to Carlsbad NM in 07' for coyote. I love to hunt those western coyote.
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    CPGfan, Nice bears ! Nice rigs too. How's the velocity in that 6.5/06AI?

    Hey thanks WildRose. I'll keep that in mind. My neighbor was to TX for hogs winter before last. Said it was a hoot. The last time I was there was in 95' for turkey. We were about 30 miles north of Sonora TX on the High Lonesome Ranch. I guess I did fly into Midland and drove to Carlsbad NM in 07' for coyote. I love to hunt those western coyote.
    That particular 6.5-06 AI was pushing a 140 JLK around 3080. I have since retired it and have built a new one that is pushing the 140 JLK at 3105.
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    Re: Biggest Critter withe a 6.5?

    Weren't they shooting a 6.5-284 on one of those LR hunting shows on TV. I seem to remember them shooting an elk at 800+ yards, if I remember correctly, with 140 Bergers.
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    My family has been shooting the 6.5x55 in the M94 sweed since before I was born. A lot of big mule deer have fallen to those .264 pills at no more then 2500FPS. Havn't used them on anythign larger. Two largest mule deer I have ever shot was with this set up.





    This one I took loaded with simple Hornady 140 grain SST at 2500FPS.

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    My family has been shooting the 6.5x55 in the M94 sweed since before I was born. A lot of big mule deer have fallen to those .264 pills at no more then 2500FPS. Havn't used them on anythign larger. Two largest mule deer I have ever shot was with this set up.





    This one I took loaded with simple Hornady 140 grain SST at 2500FPS.

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    That's not a mulie, it's a monster and looks a lot like some of them I have seen NW of Weiser ID.
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    Killed a lot of feral hogs and a couple of large dogs with the 142 SMK.
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    Re: Biggest Critter withe a 6.5?

    I've hunted with a few 6.5's. I've shot deer with my 260AI. The wife has used her 6.5x55 on a couple mulies and a moose. My hunting partner has dumped a dozen or so northern Alberta whitetails with his 6.5x55. The load he uses is a 140gr TBBC and the wife shot her moose with a 140gr Speer GS although her load has changed to a 130gr Accubond. Although I have something bigger for elk and moose I wouldn't hesitate to use any of my 6.5's for them.
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