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Old 05-31-2012, 11:52 AM
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Re: 6.5 Creedmore-Rifle Elk Season

400 yards would be my max and at that distance it still has over 2200 fps and 1417 energy and for deer would be good to 500 with 2057 and 1212. I have a 26" barrel so I should be able to get everything out of that round as published or extremely close.
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Re: 6.5 Creedmore-Rifle Elk Season

I think that is why they went with the 120gr gmx rather than 130 or 140gr because they were afraid of not expanding with the round, I think the 129 interbond should be the answer.
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Re: 6.5 Creedmore-Rifle Elk Season

I am going to take my 6.5 Creedmoor after elk and deer this year also, I am going to run the 155 Grain Lapua SP bullets. I need to get a load worked up for them, so far the only testing that I have done with them has been with Trailboss for a subsonic load with my supressor, but I am going to work up a hunting load and bring the 6.5 this year, I will also have a brush gun for the close up work. Good luck!
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Re: 6.5 Creedmore-Rifle Elk Season

With careful shot placement, I would consider this round effective on elk at 400- 500 yards pushing a 140gr Berger Hunting VLD at +2800FPS. This bullet is reliable , and has enough sectional density to get deep penetration with good tissue damage. IMHO.
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Re: 6.5 Creedmore-Rifle Elk Season

Thanks Dale. Now I think I NEED a 6.5 creed. Oh well, I guess it's only money.
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Re: 6.5 Creedmore-Rifle Elk Season

Ive never shot the berger bullets, I hear good and bad, will probably stick with the gmx, Interbond, LRX until I shoot something and see how she does.
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Re: 6.5 Creedmore-Rifle Elk Season

I haven't been on in awhile, I ended up taking a spike bull in the Elkhorns up in Montana last year. 650 yards with the 6.5 and 140 grain AMAX. It did the job, however, I found after skinning the animal that shot placement was definitely critical. The first round hit right behind the shoulder and went through making the liver into jelly. The bull didn't go down initially, he turned and staggered towards me a few steps and I sent another, the second round hit him in the shoulder and he went down. After skinning the animal, I found that the round that struck in the dense muscle tissue in the shoulder only penetrated about 1 1/2" into the muscle tissue. Looks like it was pushing the envelope on that one, it did go down only a few steps from where I initially shot him, but that second one got my attention!












The 6.5 did well last year, took two mulies at 500+ and the spike at 650! Makes a great "base camp" rifle! The two mulies were shot right from camp up in the Ruby mountains in Nevada. (Neither of them were mine, my cousins used my dope card and my rifle to fill their tags!, mine got filled with a lever action 30/30...go figure! I pack that heavy bastard everywhere I go along with a brush gun, and I end up using the brush gun to fill my tag!)
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