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Old 01-22-2009, 02:14 PM
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139 Lapua Scenar

Has anyone used Lapua's 139 Scenar bullets on animals? How have they performed? I'm shooting a 6.5-284.
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:12 PM
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Re: 139 Lapua Scenar

They are super accurate and a very uniformed bullet, however, for hunting I would not recommend them. I would recommend the 140grn A-Max.
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:04 PM
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Re: 139 Lapua Scenar

Not to highjack the thread, but under what conditions would you recommend the 140 AMAX?
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Re: 139 Lapua Scenar

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Has anyone used Lapua's 139 Scenar bullets on animals? How have they performed? I'm shooting a 6.5-284.
Very accurate bullet. Not a good choice for game. 140 Berger VLD better choice. OR, 130 Nosler Accubond.
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:42 PM
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Re: 139 Lapua Scenar

DWM, I used the 140 A-Max when I was hunting for Pdogs, Coyotes, Squirrels, and Pigs. It killed everything DRT, so I am pretty sure it would kill a Mule or White Tale deer with no problem. I shot them out of my 6.5x284 with a 30" barrel at 3100fps. They were deadly and expanded very well for a VLD type bullet. I shot a pig at 750 yards and it killed it instantly. Anyhow, I hope that answers your question.
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:40 AM
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Re: 139 Lapua Scenar

The Lapua bullets were recommended to me for F-class matches and they do shoot really well.

I am a big fan of the Berger VLD bullets. I used a 115 VLD on a coues deer hunt last year and it got the job done.

I'm really not sure how much hunting I'll be doing with the rifle because it weighs close to 16 lbs. but it never hurts to have a good hunting load worked up just in case. I think I may try the 140 Berger VLD Moly. Does A-max have a good moly coat? I've heard some bullet makers do a better job with moly than others.

Thanks for the feed back.

Scott

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Old 01-24-2009, 12:06 AM
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Re: 139 Lapua Scenar

I have used the 123gr Scenar out of my 6.5-284 on deer and it expands very little. Your shot placement has to been spot on.
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