123 SMK or 123 Scenar in 6.5mm?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by sebell, Dec 31, 2006.

  1. sebell

    sebell Member

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    Does anyone have empirical data to support which bullet has the best BC? Any opinions or data is appreciated. I am going to be using RL 22 (or H4831) in 6.5-284.
     
  2. älg

    älg Well-Known Member

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    If it is for hunting, I would forget the scenar- wont work well on game.-
     

  3. bailey1474

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    I'd shoot a 140 gr bullet if it were me /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif.
     
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    I'd go with the 140 a-max, I have 5 one shot kills on deer out to 609 yards, out of a 260ai. If your punching paper use what shoots the best.

    I would start my loads with h4831sc first, I found it to be the best in my 6.5 bore. Also temp stable unlike r22.
     
  5. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    H-4350 has worked well for me in several 6.5-284's
     
  6. Centre Punch

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    Viva,
    I cant give any definate proof of which bullet has the best BC can only go by what the maker said: Scenar .547, SMK .510.
    However here in the UK shooters using 6.5s seem to favour the Scenar when using that weight of bullet, its very popular in the 260 for F Class.

    Ian
     
  7. jb1000br

    jb1000br Well-Known Member

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    Viva,
    I cant give any definate proof of which bullet has the best BC can only go by what the maker said: Scenar .547, SMK .510.
    However here in the UK shooters using 6.5s seem to favour the Scenar when using that weight of bullet, its very popular in the 260 for F Class.

    Ian

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    That is probably because there is likely no 123 Sierra's across the pond yet /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif I have yet to see any good data on these two bullets, but will be finding out myself in the coming months...

    The 123 SMK is shorter but sleeker, so i'd trust the relative difference in BC's

    JB