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6.5 Rem Mag bullet choice

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Re: 6.5 Rem Mag bullet choice

lilja suggests 140 gr bullets for a 9 twist barrel.

Berger suggests 8 twist for it's 140 hunting bullets ideally.

I would try 140 gr SMK's and if I could not get them performing I would drop to 123 or 130 gr SMK's.
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    Re: 6.5 Rem Mag bullet choice

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    lilja suggests 140 gr bullets for a 9 twist barrel.

    Berger suggests 8 twist for it's 140 hunting bullets ideally.

    I would try 140 gr SMK's and if I could not get them performing I would drop to 123 or 130 gr SMK's.
    Weight is just part of the equation. Length is as much or more of a factor. Hence, Berger with the long VLDs recommends 1:8. ...same would apply to SMK in my opinion.

    Get the specifications of the desired bullets and run the numbers on JBM.

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    Re: 6.5 Rem Mag bullet choice

    Best most accurate I have got so far is with the Hornady
    123 Amax 510 BC and the 140 Amax 520 BC
    the 123 Amax went 3 shots one little hole.
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    Re: 6.5 Rem Mag bullet choice

    if you're only shooting to 500 yards, i'd go with the 120 ttsx. more speed and less recoil for shooting accurately in the field with a light gun. they'll kill like a 140 gr bullet and the longer pills rob some case capacity also.
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    if you're only shooting to 500 yards, i'd go with the 120 ttsx. more speed and less recoil for shooting accurately in the field with a light gun. they'll kill like a 140 gr bullet and the longer pills rob some case capacity also.
    +1 on what Dave said.
    For those distances use the Barnes.
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    +1 on what Dave said.
    For those distances use the Barnes.
    absolutely. That is great advice
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    Re: 6.5 Rem Mag bullet choice

    I've done very well with the 130g Scirocco. If your gun likes them they are a very reliable hunting bullet with a pretty good bc.

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