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View Poll Results: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge
264 Win Mag 70 11.74%
264 Rem Mag 4 0.67%
65. STW 4 0.67%
6.5-284 131 21.98%
6.5 WSM 25 4.19%
6.5 SAUM 20 3.36%
6.5 Rem 59 9.90%
6.5-47 Lapaua 50 8.39%
6.5-06 45 7.55%
Other 188 31.54%
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:48 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

Moose will most probably be a less than 200 yard shot. I have always had reliable expansion from X bullets and the TSX is supposed to open up easier than the original. I known its not long range. But predators are about the only animal I will shoot long range. I still have lots of load development work to do. So we'll see.
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:53 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

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Unless you are talking really long range, my bullet of choice in the 6.5, was, and is, the 140 partition. Killed a lot of bulls with that bullet....Rich
Same here nuthing over 250 yards with the .260 with cows, when it is bulls I take the .300 or the .338.
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:52 AM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

I think the 140 gr Swift A-frame is worth a try also. If the 6.5 A-frames retain their weight like the bigger ones do.
The Sweede has a good reputation on moose in the Scandinavian countries with the 156 gr RN bullets. Since the Orynx is the only bonded 156 gr 6.5 bullet that I know of and that is only riecent .the 140 Swift at 2650 fps or better should penetrate real well.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:38 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

I've got a 260 rem. 1895 Browning Low Wall
3, 6.5x55's, Kimber sporterized, Tikka T3, custom 98 mauser / shilen barrel
Just had a .260AAR (6.5x57 improved) built LA Rem 700, Shilen barrel, Choate ultimate varmint stock, still working loads
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:03 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

Has anyone tried the vld's on elk and moose?
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:12 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

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Has anyone tried the vld's on elk and moose?
Lot's of people have but my recommendation, in a 6.5, is using something with more jacket. (nosler partition or accubond, swift scirroco or a-frame, etc.) When using thin skinned bullets like a vld on elk or moose, it is better to have a larger caliber, heavier bullet IMO...........Rich
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:36 PM
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Re: Favorite 6.5 Cartridge

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Lot's of people have but my recommendation, in a 6.5, is using something with more jacket. (nosler partition or accubond, swift scirroco or a-frame, etc.) When using thin skinned bullets like a vld on elk or moose, it is better to have a larger caliber, heavier bullet IMO...........Rich
Yup Berger 210 in 300 Win or a ultra or a roy or what ever mag platform you have is pretty nice for the bigger stuff. I do so like burgers that come from bergers lol
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