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6.5 Creedmore-Rifle Elk Season

What do you guys think about the 6.5 creedmore with the new 127grain 6.5 Barnes LRX for elk? I have read lots of stuff about this round being used in Africa on large plains game such as Kudu and Nilgi in Texas, 400 yard max for a shot, it appears it would get the job done.
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    Re: 6.5 Creedmore-Rifle Elk Season

    i think it would get the job done with proper shot placemant
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    Re: 6.5 Creedmore-Rifle Elk Season

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    i think it would get the job done with proper shot placemant

    Thats the key. Without a good hit, you'll be chasing the animal all over hill and dale, emphasis on HILL.....
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    Re: 6.5 Creedmore-Rifle Elk Season

    I've made nit so great hits on elk with 300 mag and chased em over the hills. Less a 50BMG proper shot placemen is a given
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    Re: 6.5 Creedmore-Rifle Elk Season

    I have a Creedmoor and would not hesitate to use it on elk out to 4 or 500 yards. It's fast becoming my favorite cartridge. I'd probably take my 300 WSM for elk though, just in case I get the opportunity for a shot longer than 600.
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    Re: 6.5 Creedmore-Rifle Elk Season

    Where Iam hunting 400 yards is pushing it, I shot my 2010 bull at 396, I think I really wanna try my 6.5 creedmoor this year
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    Where Iam hunting 400 yards is pushing it, I shot my 2010 bull at 396, I think I really wanna try my 6.5 creedmoor this year
    You'll have to report back when you drop one! If I were taking mine I think I'd shoot the 129 Interbond, or depending on how future testing goes, I'd love to try the 140 Berger Hybrid. Your Barnes will put the hurt on them too
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