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Good long range 6.5mm hunting bullet?

 
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:38 AM
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Good long range 6.5mm hunting bullet?

I've been looking around and see a few that MIGHT work for whitetails.

Berger VLDs, Accubonds, Hornady SSTs, Sierra SMKs and Lapua Scenars.

I'd like to be in the 140gr range for a good BC.

Anybody tried these on game and have good luck with a 6.5x55 or other 6.5 working at a similar velocity? I'm getting about 2800fps with the 140gr bullets I've shot in the past (140 partitions) according to my Chronograph.

I'd like to have a bullet that would still work OK if I had a close shot.

I would not have an opportunity (or plant to) to shoot past 600yd at game with this setup.
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Old 07-30-2008, 03:29 PM
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I used to have a 6.5x55 with a 30" tube and it loved the 140 Berger VLD's. They worked well out to 1,200 on paper and 400 ish was the furthest I was able to shoot it on roe (weight 40-60 lbs) and red (140+lbs). All of them dropped on the spot when I did my bit. Closest shot was 4 yards, looking down the side of the barrel, still worked fine!
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Old 07-30-2008, 06:02 PM
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140gr a-max works great for me in a 6.5x55AI.
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:12 PM
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130 Accubond.....b/c you mentioned closer shots.
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Old 07-31-2008, 04:35 AM
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Lapua's suk for performance on deer. I was also warned, but they were shooting .3 moa at 500 yards, shot one deer at 781, porrest performance I ever saw, bullet broke in 2 on impact at 2000 fps, and separated, found all 3 pieces of the bullet but never again will I use them on game.
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Old 07-31-2008, 07:50 AM
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I am still waiting for my son's gun to get finished, so I have not tried them yet, but I chose the 130grn Sirrocco. They have the highest bc according to their web sight.

The rifle should be done in the next week or so. I will report on how it shoots when we get to start shooting it.

This bullet should perform well long or short. Just my opinion.

Steve
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:56 AM
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Barnes TSX will work inside your range limits and will shoot like a hot dam!
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