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What is your farthest kill with a 6.5 cartridge?

 
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Old 12-15-2009, 04:13 PM
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What is your farthest kill with a 6.5 cartridge?

What is your farthest kill with a 6.5 cartridge?

Curious as to what bullet you were using at what speed?

Will the VLD's work out past 900 yards out of a 260 or 6.5-284?

Anyone use Swift S2's?, SMK 123's or 142's?


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Old 12-15-2009, 06:28 PM
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Re: What is your farthest kill with a 6.5 cartridge?

Nothing long but I killed a whitetail doe quartering away at 175 yds with a Sierra 140 gr SBT mv 3200 fps. Bullet entered right at the back of the ribcage and penetrated through the ribs on the offside shoulder and made a golfball diameter hole in the off shoulder. Bullet was not in this hole, I'm assuming it fell back into the chest cavity. This doe dressed probably 50-55 lbs and I would have expected an exit with that bullet. Deer only ran about 30 yds but I wonder what performance would have been like on a much larger deer.

I have an 8 twist barrel put back for a future build, thinking a 30" 264 mag and will probably use the 140 gr Berger or JLK VLD for deer size game. I too am curious about long range performance results of this type of bullet.
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Old 12-15-2009, 06:46 PM
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Re: What is your farthest kill with a 6.5 cartridge?

Longest with the 142 SMK is under 400 yards.
Furthest was with the 140 Berger (600 yards Mulie).
MV's ran from 2725-2775 fps
140 A-Max took a whitetail at around 360 yards.
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Re: What is your farthest kill with a 6.5 cartridge?

I have a couple deer over 600 yards, with a 260ai and 140 a-maxes, total of 15 with that bullet and gun, and all were one shot kills. Only had one bullet brake apart, on impact with the shoulder knuckle of a mule deer.
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Re: What is your farthest kill with a 6.5 cartridge?

My son's elk, 6.5-06, 375yrds, 130g Swift Scirrocco, @2950fps, through both big front shoulder bones. Retained 82%.

My hunting partner's mulie doe, 570yrds, 6.5-06ai, 110g GS HV, @3450mv, high lung shot.

The two longest 6.5 cal shots that I have been around.

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Re: What is your farthest kill with a 6.5 cartridge?

I killed a chuck just shy of 1k with a MCR 6.5-284. I know kevin has killed them over 1K with the same gun.

He used 140 gr amaxs I believe.
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Re: What is your farthest kill with a 6.5 cartridge?

Large Whitetail Buck ,200LB'er 180yds ,neck shot, went in never came out,dead in tracks,120BT at 2650fps out of a Rem XP-100 14'' bbl handgun in 260rem
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