260 or 6.5x55 realistic longest range deer killer

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by hamstring, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. hamstring

    hamstring New Member

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    Hi everyone
    A question for all you 6.5 fans out there, what sort of distance can you realistically take deer sized game with your respective calibres?

    I am currently using a 7mm wsm but my range finder and binos limit me to about 700 yards max.
    Though I have only taken game with it out to 550 yards.

    Im thinking I can have the same sort of capability with a lot less bang and a lot more barrel life so I am planning on a 6.5 something,
    either a swede ,260 or possibly even a 6.5 x 47l.

    am just after some real world results from guys using these in the field.

    My main hunting areas ( nz south island)can be a bit breezy so a good wind bucking high bc projectile would be the main fodder for it.poss amax or berger in 140 .

    any comments would be much appreciated.
    thanks in advance
     
  2. hamstring

    hamstring New Member

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    For these sorts of things mostly
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  3. RockyMtnMT

    RockyMtnMT Official LRH Sponsor

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    The 6.5X47Lap will run the 140 Berger @ 2900 give or take. Big performance out of a little cartridge.

    Steve