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Old 07-08-2014, 07:00 PM
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140 vld vs 160 matrix

Hey ive finally got a good load runnin the 140 vld at about 3000. Its my only
Long gun right now cause im about to be in school for about a year and i didnt want to worry about feedin multiples while
Im in co for school. So heres my quesion. Would i be safe using the 140 if i got an elk tag? And keep in mind long i wouldnt go past 4 or 500 on really anything yet. I just dot want to spend the money and time workin up a second load if i dont need it. But would
Use the 160 matrixes if i needed to. So any experience is appreciated
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Old 07-08-2014, 09:38 PM
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Re: 140 vld vs 160 matrix

We have taken elk, deer and bear with the 160 matrix in the 6.5 sherman with good success. Nothing at long range as yet; however. I am currently testing the new 150 Matrix, which opens easier that the 160 and I think it may be the best all around choice. Time will tell.......rich
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Old 07-08-2014, 09:43 PM
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Re: 140 vld vs 160 matrix

I appreciate your input mr sherman ive read many of your threads on the subject. What has your experience been woth the 140 bergers at medium range?
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Re: 140 vld vs 160 matrix

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I appreciate your input mr sherman ive read many of your threads on the subject. What has your experience been woth the 140 bergers at medium range?
I have had mixed results. Sometimes they are quite devastating, and I have no doubt that they will take elk with the correct shot placement (at medium range). I just think that when you are talking minimun caliber for elk, IMO, you should go big.......Rich
p.s. I didn't catch what your cartridge was?
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Old 07-08-2014, 10:04 PM
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Re: 140 vld vs 160 matrix

Somehow me and my attention to detail forgt that one. Its a 6.5x284
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Old 07-08-2014, 10:16 PM
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Somehow me and my attention to detail forgt that one. Its a 6.5x284
I thought it might be when you mentioned just making 3000', but thought I would ask. That means you are looking at around 2900' with the 150 and 2800' with a 160 Matrix. Given the thinner nose on the 150 and higher initial velocity, I would use it if you think your shots might exceed 500 yards.......Rich
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Old 07-08-2014, 10:32 PM
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Re: 140 vld vs 160 matrix

Well im just learnin and ive turned doen many shots on whitetail cause they werent perfect so for the sake of the argument what if my ahots are under 500?
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