My single longest shot was up hill at a Sitka
Blacktail forked horn buck. Rifle was a Montana Rifle Co. S.S. in 375 H+H shooting Federal High Energy 300 gr Bear Claws that chronographed 2700fps from that rifle. 23"barrel. Scope was a fixed Leupold .
Distance was close to 1500 feet it was in a freshly logged clearcut in S.E.Ak.
I called the shot at behind the T in the scapula and under the spine .. I was about 5" off my intended impact point. The bullet struck in front of the T and about 3" down from where I planned. Took the arteries off the top of the heart. Bullet hole was still in the scapula. .
I put that rifle together myself and had run about 400 rounds thru it that fall.
I knew I could make the shot. I called it and made the shot.
Any 6.5 ain't a bear gun. Bear guns start at the 411 KDF and go up. But I believe that world class dangerous game should be hunted up close and personal.