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Old 07-25-2010, 01:11 AM
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Re: deer antelope caliber

6.5X47 will run the 130 class bullets over 3000fps. Very impressive caliber.

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Re: deer antelope caliber

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liltank, do the JLK bullets do anything like the Bergers on game?

I can only assume so. I have not personally used this bullet. I suggested because of having the highest BC in a production bullet. Sounds like they are difficult bullet to get a hold of though. There are some custom bullet makers out there that can make a heavier higher BC bullet for the 25's. Other guys that have commented on using other calibers in the JLK have had good success with their bullets. I wouldn't hesitate to use them. You should probably limit yourself to 300yrds and over for the JLK. I would use a heavier constructed bullet from 0-300yrds so you don't get a grenade effect.

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Old 07-25-2010, 11:17 AM
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Re: deer antelope caliber

For deer and antelope at long range I'd prefer the 6.5 to the 6mm.

If a long barrel & heavier gun wouldn't bother you I'd look at the 264 win mag.

If I was looking for something lighter with a 24" barrel I'd go with the 6.5-06 or 6.5-06 AI.

If you want something different a 6.5WSM would probably be the perfect choice, shorter stiffer action & the speed of a magnum. From the performance of the other WSM's it would probably do well in a 24" barrel also.

Either way you get excellent BC & wind resistance with good velocity.
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Old 07-26-2010, 06:11 AM
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Re: deer antelope caliber

Well I think I'm down to 6.5 WSM or the 7mm RUMx6.5 I havent looked to see if there are reamers available for either caliber yet.
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Re: deer antelope caliber

The 6.5 WSM seems to be a reasonably popular way to go, the RUM based 6.5 sounds like minimal gain for the price you pay in powder burnt and barrel life. I would go with the 6.5 WSM and neck down some Norma 270 WSM brass!!
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Re: deer antelope caliber

If you are going to build a custom rifle for deer/antelope and want a smaller caliber then the cartridges I have used are:

240 Wby with 30 inch 1-8 twist barrel and 115 gr Bergers at about 3250 fps. You can match that with a 6-284, 6-06 or a 240 Gibbs etc so the exact flavor is up to you. The combination is easily capable to ranges beyond 1000 yards for antelope. I have not shot any of the eastern whitetails with it beyond 300 to 400 yards because of terrain limitations not because of cartridge limitations.

I shoot a 257 Wby with a 28 inch 1-8 twist barrel and it stabilizes both the 130 gr and the 142 gr Wildcat HP RBBT bullets. Accuracy is excellent. It will easily take elk out to the range you want to kill antelope. It is also capable of antelope beyond 1000 yards. You should contact Paul to see when he is going to make some bullets before you build the rifle and preorder enough for the rifle - maybe 500 - 800 bullets. I prefer the 130 grain bullets with the Wby case capacity.
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I shoot a 257 Wby with a 28 inch 1-8 twist barrel and it stabilizes both the 130 gr and the 142 gr Wildcat HP RBBT bullets.
What kind of BC's do those bullets promote out of a 1/4 bore? Just curious.

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