107 gr SMK out of a 6.5mm

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  1. yotehunter24

    yotehunter24 Active Member

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    I have a 264 mag being built at the moment and it was originally going to be used to long rang steel, coyotes and big game out west. Well I'm soon to have a 338 edge in my arsenal to cover the long range steel and possible big game. So I have been looking at lighter bullets for my 264 to shoot coyotes and still do some long range shooting.
    I came across the 107 gr Matchking with a BC of 430. With my ability to push these bullets in the mid 3000's I thought they would be the perfect compromise. Does anyone have any first hand experience with them? I loved the 107 match kings in my old 6x284 and they hammered the yotes.
     
  2. DocDoc

    DocDoc Well-Known Member

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    I have not tried the 107 gr SMK, but you might also want to look at the 123 gr Hndy Amax. It has a BC1 of .510 and should work well on a yote.
     
  3. Prieto9000

    Prieto9000 Well-Known Member

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    I just bought a pair of boxes of 123 SST´s with the same BC. Lets see what they do out of my creedmoor
     
  4. Wild_Bill

    Wild_Bill Well-Known Member

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    Hi we are running them out of a 6.5 creedmore they are deadly and shoot flat the ones we got were factory molly and old stock but they are a deadly flat shooting projectile.
     
  5. Jud96

    Jud96 Well-Known Member

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    Check out the 100gr A-MAXs as well with a .390 BC. They're not as slick as the SMKs but they would blow them yotes up and get good speed out of your .264WM. What's your twist? May be too fast for those lighter bullets.
     
  6. DocDoc

    DocDoc Well-Known Member

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    As long as the bullet is well balanced and not so fast that the core melts, I am not sure you can spin them too fast.
     
  7. Rich Coyle

    Rich Coyle Well-Known Member

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    Another sleek 6.5 is GSCustom 106HV. I don't know what the BC is, but I run them at 3,754 from a 26 in barrel. They are powered by 71.0 grains of H4831 from WW2, so it is old. I don't know how the new stuff would do.
     
  8. yotehunter24

    yotehunter24 Active Member

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    Thanks for the replies.