6.5 sherman range report

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  1. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    Here is one of the latest range reports on the 6.5 Sherman. This group was shot today by one of the forum members with his recent build. He told me he was going for max case life and shot this outstanding group. Harv is kind of a humble guy and is obviously a good shot:D.........Rich get-attachment.aspx.jpg
     
  2. CPGfan

    CPGfan Well-Known Member

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    That'll work!! Nice group. Your getting 3150ish with your Sherman correct?
     

  3. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    Ya, it will reach 3200' but I run my hunting loads around 3150' with good accuracy. This was a really mild load Harv was shooting. He said he thinks he is ready for N.D. coyotes.......Rich
     
  4. barnesuser28

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    He better be!! The population of them buggers exploded since about 2 years ago. Awesome shooting, i want one of each of the Shermins!
     
  5. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    Tell your dad to sell a couple of those "ribeyes" and give you the $$:D
     
  6. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    ?? what ribeyes? confused..... as usual :rolleyes:.
     
  7. elkaholic

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    My Bad! I was thinking your dad was a rancher for some reason.....
     
  8. barnesuser28

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    Haha nope! Custom Cabinate maker...... if he was i wouldnt be shooting newspapers for bullet testing!!! Do you have build specs for that tack driver?
     
  9. elkaholic

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    I don't remember offhand but here is a pic. Maybe Harv can chime in? get-attachment-1.aspx.jpeg
     
  10. sr5

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    Hi Guys, It's a savage 110 with a stainless 26" varmint contour er shaw barrel. Harv
     
  11. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    That is a very impressive group!
     
  12. CliffM

    CliffM Well-Known Member

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    Rich,
    After seeing that group I thought I would see what it would do in my rifle.
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    That went rather well except for the fourth shot:rolleyes:
    So I wondered if this load would work good for other bullets.
    140 Berger
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    The 130 Accubomb has given me fits so I thought it wouldn't hurt to try it also. Best ever with it!
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    Lastly I have been playing with a 142 Matrix. May have found a new favorite:)
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    It seems to be a very good load all around.
    (gotta work on the trigger puller some):rolleyes:
    Cliff
     
  13. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    Nice to hear from you Cliff and good shooting as well! It looks like the Matrix is a shooter alright. I can't wait to try some 160's in my new 6.5 SS:D.......Rich
     
  14. CliffM

    CliffM Well-Known Member

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    Hers is a pic of the bullets for a comparison.
    140 Berger Hybrid (The gold standard)
    142 Matrix-the most accurate bullet I have shot to date.
    160 Matrix- bullet for the 2013 hunting season.
    I don't think I have got the best from this
    bullet yet. Have all summer to fine tune things.
    155 Cauterucio- bullet for the 2012 season. Never got a
    chance to take anything long range, but
    did finish the season with no misses:)
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    Last group shot with the 160 at 1450yds. Nasty variable wind, 2 sighters and 4 on target.
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