Good info and performance from such a short tube. ThanksI use 153.5 Bergers in my 20"6.5x284 at 2830fps. Only shot one red deer so far.
200m shot high in the shoulder and it didn't take a step.
I'm very impressed so far but now I need to shoot some more animals to get a better sample size to really be conclusive on performance.
While that damaged is impressive, I don’t want that much blood shock in the meat.I’m shooting the 144 Hyb out of my 6.5 PRC. Some guy named Lance Kenyon worked up a load for me. . I shot 2 PA whitetails last year and both dropped on the spot. The buck was trotting towards me. Went in behind the right shoulder and out the left hindquarter. The doe was broadside about 60 yards and shot her in the chest. I attached a picture of the massive damage on the exit side. I will be using them again this season.View attachment 281438
You get 2975 from a 6.5CM w. 147s? Holy crap. Yeah, that should be an 880 yard round. My criteria is 1800fps or 1000ft/lbs, whichever comes first for deer.So lance is saying 1200 yards to kill with 1000 ft pounds. Yet people get bent all out of shape when I say my creed is good for 880. A 6.5 is a 6.5 no matter what cartridge it’s comes from. I get 2975 with 147 eldms. I have a 6.5 Saum doing 3150 with the Eldm. So I guess my Saum is good for over 1200 but my lowly creed is only good to 350.