6.5 123-gr. A-Max BC?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by sscoyote, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. sscoyote

    sscoyote Well-Known Member

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    Anybody shot it yet to get an ~confirmation on it's reported .51 BC?
     
  2. X3MHunter

    X3MHunter Well-Known Member

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    Hornady tells me that they won't be out for another month or so.

    Can't wait to try them in my 6.5x47 Lapua!

    -X3M
     

  3. MSU Marksman

    MSU Marksman Well-Known Member

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    I saw this the other day as well. I can't believe what a big jump they got in BC in going from 120 grains to 123 grains.
     
  4. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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    You're celebrating BC of .510?
    Have you considered the good old 123Lapua Scenar at .548?
    Been around quite while..
     
  5. sscoyote

    sscoyote Well-Known Member

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    I'm celebrating .51 BC with a polymer tip in a bullet that MAY increase terminal performance on varmint-sized critters at longer ranges.
     
  6. MSU Marksman

    MSU Marksman Well-Known Member

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    The fact that they cost close to half of the price of lapua and are easier to find doesn't hurt either.
     
  7. rub

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    hoping this will fit the magazine and throat in my 6.5 Grendel (JP Enterprises). it would be the go to bullet for prairie dogs.
     
  8. pinzmann

    pinzmann New Member

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    I picked up a bunch from Graf's a few weeks ago. Tried them out in my 6.5Lapua and averaged .395 at 100yds , 4-5 shot groups. At 465yds noticed a hair more drop than my 123 Lapuas. Rifle is a Barlein barreled Stiller action in a Manners stock.
     
  9. Jon A

    Jon A Well-Known Member

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    This may be a very nice all around bullet for smaller 6.5 rounds. People need to keep in mind, the 123 Lapua does NOT have a .55 average G1 BC. In fact, when launched from Grendel velocities it averages below .5 from the muzzle to subsonic (this can be seen from Lapua's own CD data).

    I expect the A-Max's actual BC will be very close, if not better than the Scenar and offer reliable expansion at long range. I've had good luck with the 140 so far, a good 123 will be a nice addition to the line.