6.5 Creedmore-Rifle Elk Season

Discussion in 'Elk Hunting' started by Dalebow, May 27, 2012.

  1. Dalebow

    Dalebow Well-Known Member

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    What do you guys think about the 6.5 creedmore with the new 127grain 6.5 Barnes LRX for elk? I have read lots of stuff about this round being used in Africa on large plains game such as Kudu and Nilgi in Texas, 400 yard max for a shot, it appears it would get the job done.
     
  2. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    i think it would get the job done with proper shot placemant
     

  3. SidecarFlip

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    Thats the key. Without a good hit, you'll be chasing the animal all over hill and dale, emphasis on HILL.....:D
     
  4. Dalebow

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    I've made nit so great hits on elk with 300 mag and chased em over the hills. Less a 50BMG proper shot placemen is a given
     
  5. Browninglover1

    Browninglover1 Well-Known Member

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    I have a Creedmoor and would not hesitate to use it on elk out to 4 or 500 yards. It's fast becoming my favorite cartridge. I'd probably take my 300 WSM for elk though, just in case I get the opportunity for a shot longer than 600.
     
  6. Dalebow

    Dalebow Well-Known Member

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    Where Iam hunting 400 yards is pushing it, I shot my 2010 bull at 396, I think I really wanna try my 6.5 creedmoor this yeargun)
     
  7. Browninglover1

    Browninglover1 Well-Known Member

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    You'll have to report back when you drop one! If I were taking mine I think I'd shoot the 129 Interbond, or depending on how future testing goes, I'd love to try the 140 Berger Hybrid. Your Barnes will put the hurt on them too :)
     
  8. Dalebow

    Dalebow Well-Known Member

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    I am very interested in the new Berger:D
     
  9. Korhil78

    Korhil78 Well-Known Member

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    The 6.5 Creedmor will do the job for sure.
     
  10. Dalebow

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    I will have a bear tag on this elk hunt, I shot a 12 year old 280" 6x6 and a 503 # black bear on the same day in 2010, given the bear tag I think I still wanna try:D
     
  11. the shotty

    the shotty Well-Known Member

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    I know Wayne vanzwoll took a decent bull at 600 something if I remember. I think he was using the 129 ib. I hope to utilize my 260 for the same purpose.
     
  12. Scot E

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    The only thing I would think about was the bullet choice. 6.5's in general can have a harder time getting bullets to expand properly when compared to other calibers with the same bullet. Those 6.5 bullets are so long and sleek and their SD is very high. I personally would try to find a bullet that is on the more frangible side of bullet design to make sure I would be getting full expansion and/or tearing up the internals with a bullet that sheds some of its weight. Then I would watch impact velocity and make sure I am well above the minimum velocity thresholds that the manufacturer gives for proper expansion. Then you should be good to go.

    The Hornady Interbond fits into that category as does the STS. If you were shooting deer sized game or smaller I would have you try out the A-max. It is one of the best hunting bullets in 6.5 IMO. It may be too frangible for elk though. At least close enough to it that I would be cautious. Don't be scared away by the BC of those 2 bullets either. From a lot of testing that has been done their BC's are higher than stated. The Swift Scirroco would be another one to try if you want a bonded bullet. They expand well and down to a fairly low velocity.

    Scot E.
     
  13. Dalebow

    Dalebow Well-Known Member

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    Scot E
    I did think about that 129 interbond round, it is suppose to be a great bullet and nice velocity with the superformance and is a productio bullet, might be the way to go.
    Dale
     
  14. Scot E

    Scot E Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. From what I have read it is supposed to be the softest bonded bullet out there so you get great expansion down to lower velocities than other premium bullets. I have heard down to 1500 fps but don't quote me on that.

    Scot E.