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Old 10-16-2012, 07:06 PM
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Re: LRH bullets for 6.5-284

i am asking about 6.5 to be clear. i don't subscribe to the mass shock philosophy of hunting bullets i prefer pass-through and weight retention for maxximum bleeding and less/no blood shot meat. that's why the cutting edges caught my eye. but i am open to suggestions right now. as well as all testimony. thanx
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:24 PM
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I just got a new 6.5-06 in Aug. I had been shooting Barnes TTX, but like you the BC's just don't cut it for long range shooting. I narrowed it to Berger 140's, Scirocco 130's or Accubond 140's. All have good BC's. From what you are wanting the accubonds are your best bet. They are going to be "harder" and give you more pass through's. John Porter was my sheep guide this year. During our 10 day hunt he told me he stuck a knife in 53 big game animals one year. That was between clients/family and himself. He is a big proponent of Berger's so I'm trying them. So far I'm happy. On my ram the bullet went diagonal through it and was just under the skin on the far side. About 100 yards. Antelope 375 yards. Part exited and part didn't.
My taxidermist went to Africa 3 mo ago. Had $$ to spend I guess. Killed 31 animals w/ a 6.5. Used the accubonds. He tells me they were all one shot kills. 4 Kudu, 4 Gemsbuck, 4 Wilderbeasts..... 300-600 yards. He loves them. That is a good test of real life performance. Lots of good sized animals.
Had to hunt for info on Scirocco's. Those that use them seem to really like them. John Porter named them as his second choice..... E-mailed a fellow in Norway that has used them extensively. He tracks a lot of wounded animals for other hunters and seems to kill quite a few each yr. They are his favorite. He claims they preform great. PM me if you want a phone number to talk to my taxidermist about the AB's.. Good luck. Bruce
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Re: LRH bullets for 6.5-284

Hands down...140grain Berger VLD hunting bullet. Best BC and devastating on game. Load 'em to shoot fast in your 6.5x284 and you've got rifle that anything within 1100 yards needs to be afraid.
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Re: LRH bullets for 6.5-284

Best BCs: Berger 140 VLD and JLK 140 VLD

I second the Scirocco as an excellent choice. Typically better BC than the Accubond. I've killed a lot of bears with the Scirocco and a few deer also. They are finicky at first because of the solid copper jacket but once you fine tune it, you'll be pleased and impressed. I believe they are the best bonded tipped bullet on the market. Too bad they are expensive.

The other bonded bullets: Accubond, Interbond, and the Remmy version, (Accutip)? are copycats.

Of the latter, I like the AB. It is very accurate.
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Re: LRH bullets for 6.5-284

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Best BCs: Berger 140 VLD and JLK 140 VLD

I second the Scirocco as an excellent choice. Typically better BC than the Accubond. I've killed a lot of bears with the Scirocco and a few deer also. They are finicky at first because of the solid copper jacket but once you fine tune it, you'll be pleased and impressed. I believe they are the best bonded tipped bullet on the market. Too bad they are expensive.

The other bonded bullets: Accubond, Interbond, and the Remmy version, (Accutip)? are copycats.

Of the latter, I like the AB. It is very accurate.
The Accutip from Reminton is a SST OEM'd from Hornady.
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The Accutip from Reminton is a SST OEM'd from Hornady.
Then I'm thinking of their Core-Lokt ultra bonded. I couldn't remember.
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Old 10-21-2012, 12:07 AM
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Re: LRH bullets for 6.5-284

From what I've seen maximum bleed out, good exit holes with low meat lose the 140 Berger covers it in spades. I have yet to see one not exit and the trail of carnage falling out of the animal is impressive but usually short and as a meat cutter the damage is usually on the low side on the entrance usually no blood shot and the exit has very little blood shot, far less meat damage than a bonded bullet like the Accubond. I personally have not seen any bonded or copper bullet create blood lose like the Bergers.
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