Success with Barnes 6.5mm 127 gr LRX

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by Alan Griffith, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. Alan Griffith

    Alan Griffith Well-Known Member

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    Finally bloodied my little Pierce 6.5x47 Lapua with the Barnes 127 gr LRX @ 2800 fps yesterday, here in Montana. Day 5 of a 5 day hunt for elk/deer finally brought me a chance to see what my little guy could do. An hour into shooting light, 2x2 and 3x4 Mule Deer bucks sky lined themselves @ 500 yds. This same hill brought my best bud and his neighbor 3x4 and 4x5 bull elk 5 days back; both with 6.5x284's running 140 VLD's @ 3050. Killed one DRT; the other within 50 yds. My little 3x4 took the 127 gr LRX through both lungs, broadside. Sorry to say, bullet recovery was a moot point. He performed a near 70 yd death run and thankfully piled up against a 24" spruce tree other wise would have slid several hundred yards down the 40 deg, snow covered, slope. Pics to follow when I get home.

    Also, used the Leica 1600-B for dope. Zero wind.

    Alan
     
  2. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Cool that bullet is becoming very popular with the 6.5 auto loader crowd. Look forward to pics of bullet damage.
     

  3. Alan Griffith

    Alan Griffith Well-Known Member

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    Really? How so? Do you mean folks who shoot 260's in AR's for hunting?

    Alan
     
  4. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    No the 6.5 Grendal and 265 LBC
     
  5. cwinner

    cwinner Well-Known Member

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    I've found this bullet to be an excellent choice for my hunting Creedmoor......here's some pics of a little coues buck I took with the 127LRX at 200yds this past week....not long range but I took the shot I was given, I'm absolutely confident to 600yds with this combo and up to 800 is maximum, due to impact velocity and remaining energy.

    Rifle pictures:
    https://www.icloud.com/photostream/#AD5oqs3qGn2l2J

    I've been loading them with H4350 to about 2,750 fps with Fed 210M....I could likely push them faster but they are super accurate I've left them alone as it only takes an extra click or two at longer ranges and I'm dialing anyway so I'll take <1/2 MOA any day:)

    The have a lower BC than the target bullets I normally shoot but they are my hunting bullet of choice in these mid-size 6.5's.
     
  6. Creedmoor shooter

    Creedmoor shooter Well-Known Member

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    Wow. That's great performance! Ive got a 6.5 Creedmoor on order right now... should be here next week. You could definitely get those hotter if you wanted to.....