Success with Barnes 6.5mm 127 gr LRX
Finally bloodied my little Pierce 6.5x47 Lapua with the Barnes 127 gr LRX @ 2800 fps yesterday, here in Montana. Day 5 of a 5 day hunt for elk/deer finally brought me a chance to see what my little guy could do. An hour into shooting light, 2x2 and 3x4 Mule Deer bucks sky lined themselves @ 500 yds. This same hill brought my best bud and his neighbor 3x4 and 4x5 bull elk 5 days back; both with 6.5x284's running 140 VLD's @ 3050. Killed one DRT; the other within 50 yds. My little 3x4 took the 127 gr LRX through both lungs, broadside. Sorry to say, bullet recovery was a moot point. He performed a near 70 yd death run and thankfully piled up against a 24" spruce tree other wise would have slid several hundred yards down the 40 deg, snow covered, slope. Pics to follow when I get home.
Also, used the Leica 1600-B for dope. Zero wind.