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Hunting w/140 A-Max in 6.5mm

 
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Old 08-20-2004, 09:32 PM
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Hunting w/140 A-Max in 6.5mm

Anyone have experience with the Hornady 140 grain 6.5mm A-Max as a hunting bullet? Thanks
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Old 08-21-2004, 05:41 AM
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Re: Hunting w/140 A-Max in 6.5mm

I used them in Wisconsin for whitetail and here in Maryland for whitetail.. No complaints from any of the deer, one shot kills. I didn't recover the bullets for examination.
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Old 08-21-2004, 06:37 AM
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Re: Hunting w/140 A-Max in 6.5mm

We shot 4 whitetails with them from a 6.5x284 last season from 530 to 742 yards. All were shot once, all were very dead...
this one was laying in a bed at 680 yards....she got up but staggered about 15 feet and was done. All exits were dramatic.
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Old 08-21-2004, 07:43 AM
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Re: Hunting w/140 A-Max in 6.5mm

Funny but I just worked up a new whitetail load for my 7mm-08 using the 140gr TSX bullet. How do you spell overkill??
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Old 08-21-2004, 01:27 PM
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Re: Hunting w/140 A-Max in 6.5mm

Will 2700 fps mv get me to 600 with enuf energy, vel.,etc. to do the JOB on cow elk???
It'll impact at 600 with 2050 fps, and 1300 ft. lbs.

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Old 08-21-2004, 07:34 PM
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Re: Hunting w/140 A-Max in 6.5mm

SS,

That load will certainly kill an elk with proper shot placement but in my opinion, its a little light to be intentionally shooting at mature elk at 600 yards with.

If the wind blew you into the shoulder bone, you would probably have at best a hell of a tracking job ahead of you, and at worst, a lost elk.

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Old 08-22-2004, 01:07 AM
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Re: Hunting w/140 A-Max in 6.5mm

I understand 50-- that type of shot would only be taken under the most ideal of conditions/setups-- something we come across occasionally up in the mtns. A steady 10mph x-wind will move that bullet 20" @ 600. The only real answer to the limit of one's ability to shoot at any particular range is experience. I guess then the only way to find that answer is to get out and see what can be done under field conditions-- something i intend to do in short order. Thks. for the reply.
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