Originally Posted by Michael Eichele
I know what most of you think about the 6.5x284 as a longrange deer cartridge but I am curious about the 140 Berger 'hunting' VLD. Do you think this is a serious mulie bullet? I say mulies, I am refering to large mature bucks. What are your thoughts on this bullet at close range and at the 1800 FPS mark? Good, bad, ugly? IME, there is a BIG difference between average mule deer bucks and mature mule deer bucks as far as size and determination.
What bullet do you recommend for the 6.5x284 for big mulies? Or is this the wrong caliber for LR mature mulies?
Give it to me between the eyes!!
Been hunting Colorado since 2003 for mulies. Watched my friend's wife, his kids, his nieces, cousins, nephews all kill BIG bodied mule deer with 243 bullets at some respectable ranges considered "long" to them (400 yrds).
I specifically had my 6.5x284 built to shoot 140 Hunting VLDs for mulies no matter their weight so long as they are w/i my shooting comfort zone which is going to be in the 800 and under range for the time being.