6.5 creedmoore which bullet

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Dalebow, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. Dalebow

    Dalebow Well-Known Member

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    I want some thing for antelope, deer, black bear, and maybe elk/axis deer 400 yards or less on the elk.
    the 120 gr gmx would handle the goat/deer/bear, probably the elk but a little light,
    I am considering the:
    130 berger vld 2900fps
    129 grain factory load Interbond
    139gr Lapua Scenar 2740
    142gr Sierra MatchKing

    I have not hunted with any of the 4 mentioned rounds so your real world experience

    your thoughts would be appreciated looking at
     
  2. Shortmagman

    Shortmagman Well-Known Member

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    I like bonded bullets, so I would go with the 129 Hornady Interbond or a 130 Nosler Accubond depending on which shot the best in my gun. Both these bullets are tough enough for a close shot and they also have very good bc., so they are good for longer shots.
     

  3. Dalebow

    Dalebow Well-Known Member

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    I like bonded too, had great luck with 150 grain 30cal GMX before, never have tried the bergers, some people like em and some done:D
     
  4. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    From 0-300yds, use the interbond. For 300-800 I would use the bullet the caliber was developed around. That would be the 140 A-max. From what I've heard they work ok at close range too.

    Tank
     
  5. Dalebow

    Dalebow Well-Known Member

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    I didnt think the A-max is a hunting bullet, Iam I wrong??
     
  6. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    I would stay away from the lapua scenar it doesnt expand at longer ranges
     
  7. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    There is a lot of guys using them. It essentially performs like a Nosler ballistic tip. They open at lower velocities making it a good bullet option for long range. The most popular used is the 208 30cal and the 162 7mm. I would imagine the 140 will do all you need.