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.264 bullet choice for deer at extended ranges with 6.5x55?

 
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Old 01-05-2014, 05:34 PM
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Re: .264 bullet choice for deer at extended ranges with 6.5x55?

My go to bullet in my 6.5x55 based on a Stevens action is the 130gr Accubond. Can safely push it to almost 2900. I've shot some big white tails from 100 to about 350 with it and it works extremely well. I'm like you right bullet and work up load. Because I am just as likely to be using that rifle to rattle in deer as I am to be hunting over a pipeline or field I am very comfortable using that bullet regardless of ranges.
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:36 PM
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Re: .264 bullet choice for deer at extended ranges with 6.5x55?

I also have high praise for the 130 Accubond. I shoot it in my 264 Win mag and close up or long range it just works perfectly on deer. It shoots a little flatter than it's numbers but that could be that I am pushing it 3350 fps to start off with.
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:58 PM
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Re: .264 bullet choice for deer at extended ranges with 6.5x55?

For the longest ranges, I would go with the 140 A-max or the Berger. The A-max will expand at a little lower velocity. I would also consider the 160 Matrix for larger game and an 8 twist will work just fine. Marshal (Matrix) also makes a 142 which should work really well......Rich
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