6.5-06AI shooters and 156 EOL

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Ross1147, Jul 19, 2019.

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  1. mort9687

    mort9687 Member

    Dec 4, 2014
    280ai die with a .294 bushing in it, or a bushing in that range anyways depending on how much neck tension you want.
  2. ramrod79

    ramrod79 Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2012
    Don’t for get N570 used it in my 6.5 Sherman workers very well. I could never get my hands on 565 so I couldn’t try it.
  3. MAF47

    MAF47 Active Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    Curious to understand how the 156 works with the 8 twist bbl... I'll be waiting for your tuning tests.
  4. just country

    just country Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2014
    morning, if u want a heavier grain bullet go to a
    larger caliber. justme gbot tum
  5. Ross1147

    Ross1147 Well-Known Member

    Aug 31, 2018
    Just went out and stretched her legs a little today. I can’t find a range down here that is further than 300, so I usually hike back into the mountains with my hunting pack and gear.

    Environmentals when I started Temp 74.6F,
    2.5 mph headwind,
    Alt 3200’,
    Density Altitude 4700’.
    After my last shot I checked temp again and it was 90. Winds really hadn’t changed.
    Target was at 500yds.

    I loaded up 4 at 57.5 grns and 4 at 58.5 grn using RL26 still. I also ran a few of my 122grn nonlead out to that range.

    Anyway, best group was with the 58.5 grn load which was the last group I shot. This group confirmed my last outing with an average speed on 3087fps. I still had a few rounds to shoot but there was so much sweat running into my eyes by then I called it quits. Plus my dog wouldn’t leave me alone and he had to be touching me no matter what so all his panting was transferring through me to the scope! I was actually surprised at the last group because of this.

    For those on the fence wondering if an 8 twist can run these I think it will do just fine.

    Group below is the 58.5grn group @ 500 yds. Average 3087 FPS. Group was 2.67”, not to bad for a thin barreled hunting gun! Now if I could only use the 156grn Berger in Cali...

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  6. Don A Parsons

    Don A Parsons Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2016
    6.5 A-square https://photos.app.goo.gl/U6GtHpJeYUYcaqao6

    The reason I built my A Square was to shoot liter boolitz,,, thick skins with 140/147 grain'ers,,, Wolves and Coyotes with 90gr.

    It's all about getting that good shot off if I can,,, if not,,, I let them live for another day...

    Fair game and chase I call it