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Old 11-04-2011, 01:46 PM
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I agree with your take on the expansion of the bullets you mentioned but they are all a little short on b.c. for a marginal caliber like the 6.5 so distance for minimum velocity for expansion becomes even less. The Scirocco might be the exception, but I have never found them to be accurate enough for extreme long range........rich
p.s. I think I'll just stick with my 300 with bullets that expand down to 1300'

What 140 grain bullet were you using?

The A-max's would perform well close to 1000 fps in my experience but hat isn't with the 6.5's but with the 308's.
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Old 11-04-2011, 02:12 PM
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What 140 grain bullet were you using?

The A-max's would perform well close to 1000 fps in my experience but hat isn't with the 6.5's but with the 308's.
The A-Max is the one bullet that I think would work well at that velocity. I didn't post which bullet I was using because I don't want to start something! Most people probably have a pretty good idea which one it is......Rich
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The A-Max is the one bullet that I think would work well at that velocity. I didn't post which bullet I was using because I don't want to start something! Most people probably have a pretty good idea which one it is......Rich
Gotcha! Always blame it on something else than user error right!

I think this is why your thread is getting such good comments, folks appreciate your honesty and accepting that YOU made a mistake, not your gun or bullet or whatever!

Bravo Friend!
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Re: Long range elk "mistake"

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I agree with your take on the expansion of the bullets you mentioned but they are all a little short on b.c. for a marginal caliber like the 6.5 so distance for minimum velocity for expansion becomes even less. The Scirocco might be the exception, but I have never found them to be accurate enough for extreme long range........rich
p.s. I think I'll just stick with my 300 with bullets that expand down to 1300'
The Scirocco I think may well be the exception. With factory Remington 180's I'm getting under .6MOA at 1080yds.

I've got a few boxes of custom loaded 130gr Sciroccos coming for my 260 and hopefully I'll get some time to shoot them next week.

I'll post the results.

I know what you mean in general though. Finding a bullet that meets both the VLD BC's and great terminal peformance on game IS a challenge.

As soon as I get some more brass saved up I'm going to start loading for it and I've already got some of the Hunting ballistic tips and when I get them ready to go I'll post some results on them as well. I'm betting though that the Sciroccos fly much better.
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Re: Long range elk "mistake"

Rich, sorry about your outcome, I had one "dead" animal get up and run off on me on aproach, It sucks knowing If I had been a little more observent/preparred, I could have prevented it.

I've been waiting for my buddies to e-mail me the pictures before I tell the story of my LR elk this year. It turned out sucessful but started with a few misses??, created by a couple of horses??, a sighter shot on a rock?? and then 3 shots with 2 being solid hits.

It ended with a nice 5x5 folding up on the third shot. The distance was 1202 yards, with an edge and 250 AB at 3010 MV. The recovered bullet that stopped on the off side hide went thru the shoulder meat and took out the spine,(about 1" behind the scapula.) The recovered bullet weight 165 grains.

I am going to write up an article for Len on it because I think there are some good lessons in the story that will help others who are trying to extend there range.
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Re: Long range elk "mistake"

Good post Jim. I will look forward to your upcoming post.......Rich
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I know for a fact there are a lot of people who will shoot one (insert game animal here) and upon getting to it decide it's not big enough to "waste my only tag on" and leave it.

Sickening but true.
That ground shrinkage can be a bitch for some guys. I have never seen this but it would upset me.
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