Re: a question to 6,5-284 users
maybe I should´ve been more speficic. My question is more directed to knowing what vel. to expect for a 150 or heavier bullet in a 26 " barrel out of a 6,5-284 , based on the idea of getting some wildcat bullets if R. Graves can make the ULDRBBT design on a bonded bullet or at least a heavy jacket. My intention is to compare the ballistics of a factory 140 g. high BC class bullet with a 150 or 155 g. whose BC I hope can be over .6, to see if its worth going that way or not.
As you say, currently available 6,5 cal. bullets heavier than 140-142 will have a lower BC, I guess you are thinking the 160 grainers usually made with a round nose. So I agree with you.
I´ve used the 154 SST on my 7 rm with good results as long as external ballitics go, but I´m not too impressed with their terminal ballistics. I am looking for a more reliable bullet in the accubond/interbond class, i.e. will not explode and not penetrate in a close shot or when hitting bone.
Swift is now making a 130 scirocco with a bc around .5; i was hoping nosler would come up with a 140 acubond. And why does hornady not make a 140interbond???
I also like the 139 scenars but would not rely on them for game hunting.The 140 amax should work fine in small game.
Any thoughts? Thanks.