Which 6.5 match bullet

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by sscoyote, Oct 17, 2003.

  1. sscoyote

    sscoyote Well-Known Member

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    OK-- i've got 3" 300 yd. gps. from my 16" 6.5-284 XP from the 140 SST @ 2760 f.p.s., but i think i can improve on this accuracy with a match bullet of whatever make.

    Now here's the thing-- which match bullet would you pick that would go to 6 or 700 yds. @ 27-2800 m.v., and still give decent terminal ballistics on elk and deer at ranges from point blank to 700 yds?????? I'm assuming that a match bullet that "comes apart" at rifle velocities (in excess of maybe 3000 f.p.s m.v.) will provide good performance at my XP-100 velocities. I'm trying to take the quick way out by relying on the collective experience here. This question would also apply to .30's as well since my partner is shooting a 30 cal. XP @ 30-06 rifle velocities. Any ideas???

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  2. jcpython357

    jcpython357 Well-Known Member

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    sscoyote, If it was me, I'd use the 140 or 142MK for the 6.5-284 and 168 or 175MK for the 30, Jay
     

  3. sscoyote

    sscoyote Well-Known Member

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    Thks. Jay, i've got 'em both, and i'll give them a try.
     
  4. Darryl Cassel

    Darryl Cassel Well-Known Member

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    Ditto on what Jay said.

    later
    DC
     
  5. 6.5/06

    6.5/06 Member

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    I use 140gr jlk's in 6.5 they work good at 1000yrds. they also make 190's and 210's for 30cal ,boyd uses 210's in his 300wsm. they mite also make 168's that would be a good with a 30/06.