I'm getting my final tune on the 140 Cutting Edge bullet in my 6.5 Sherman Short so I though I'd keep a thread going through hunting season to show the performance of this sweet little 6.5 and also the Cutting Edge bullet.
Rifle specs; Savage Model 12, Benchmark 1-8 twist, B&C Varmint stock that I slimmed and painted, Vortex HS LR 4-16x44 optic.
Chambering is 6.5 Sherman Short, parent case is the 7 SAUM which is pushed back and blown out to 40 degrees with a little less taper. Running a 3.010 COAL with this bullet, Berger Hybrids seat at 2.890.
Bullet is the 6.5 140 gr Cutting Edge bullet running 3188 fps with a BC of .280 G7, I've been getting excellent velocity number from my Magneto speed which has been proving to provide solid numbers for several rifles. The BC is what I worked out earlier in the year and worked well this fall but is certainly matched to my optic so it's not a solid number.
So those are the specs, got 2 elk tags, 2 deer tags and 2 wolf tags, going to let it rip and see what happens
Results from today doing a final dial in, I found the velocity and seating depth I wanted earlier but wanted to tighten it up a little more so I loaded a primer test up and also tried deep seating the band into the case neck, the results were very evident! Fed 210's were the winner and seating the band into the neck was not good.
Took the best of the best and loaded up a good batch to get a velocity and start tuning up the ballistics. Zero'ed the rifle at 100 yards, got my velocity and punched the new data into Applied Ballistics, only had 4 rounds left so I wanted to see what we had to a 1030 yards then save the other two since I have two wolf tags.
Put everything into the solution with a 7 mph full value left wind and as the picture shows, two hits a couple inches high of center inside two inches will definitely work