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Re: 6.5 Creedmore-Rifle Elk Season

I am very interested in the new Berger
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    Re: 6.5 Creedmore-Rifle Elk Season

    The 6.5 Creedmor will do the job for sure.
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    I will have a bear tag on this elk hunt, I shot a 12 year old 280" 6x6 and a 503 # black bear on the same day in 2010, given the bear tag I think I still wanna try
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    Re: 6.5 Creedmore-Rifle Elk Season

    I know Wayne vanzwoll took a decent bull at 600 something if I remember. I think he was using the 129 ib. I hope to utilize my 260 for the same purpose.
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    Re: 6.5 Creedmore-Rifle Elk Season

    The only thing I would think about was the bullet choice. 6.5's in general can have a harder time getting bullets to expand properly when compared to other calibers with the same bullet. Those 6.5 bullets are so long and sleek and their SD is very high. I personally would try to find a bullet that is on the more frangible side of bullet design to make sure I would be getting full expansion and/or tearing up the internals with a bullet that sheds some of its weight. Then I would watch impact velocity and make sure I am well above the minimum velocity thresholds that the manufacturer gives for proper expansion. Then you should be good to go.

    The Hornady Interbond fits into that category as does the STS. If you were shooting deer sized game or smaller I would have you try out the A-max. It is one of the best hunting bullets in 6.5 IMO. It may be too frangible for elk though. At least close enough to it that I would be cautious. Don't be scared away by the BC of those 2 bullets either. From a lot of testing that has been done their BC's are higher than stated. The Swift Scirroco would be another one to try if you want a bonded bullet. They expand well and down to a fairly low velocity.

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    I did think about that 129 interbond round, it is suppose to be a great bullet and nice velocity with the superformance and is a productio bullet, might be the way to go.
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    Scot E
    I did think about that 129 interbond round, it is suppose to be a great bullet and nice velocity with the superformance and is a productio bullet, might be the way to go.
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    Agreed. From what I have read it is supposed to be the softest bonded bullet out there so you get great expansion down to lower velocities than other premium bullets. I have heard down to 1500 fps but don't quote me on that.

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