First Elk Hunt - bullet of choice for 6.5 PRC

Litehiker

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Berger, Nosler or Hammer or, failing to get those, Precision Hunter (ELDX) in 140 grains would work IF well placed.

My 6.5 PRC Browning X-Bolt Pro has a 1:7 twist which is pretty fast but good for 140 grains and above.
 

highdrum

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Just YouTube 6.5x284 elk kills. Same performance as the prc, you may get another 50fps. Most these guys are running 140 Bergers in VLD form. A lot of the videos are dated, but that just shows the affectivness of the combo. The wheel doesn't need be redesigned every 5 years but it seems to happen. There are many bullets that'll do. 156 to 140 grain bergers, 140/142 accubond, 140 Sierra game changer is an excellent bullet. 142 smk has an excellent killing reputation. Hammer bullet kill well from reports, but I have no experience. I killed my elk last year with 122 Cayuga hunting solids running at warp speed from my saum with dismal results, will be using something else this year.
 

338 dude

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Beginning hunter going on my first guided hunt in the Bridger range of Montana. My rifle is custom built 6.5 PRC that I will be using. I have taken a long range class but will limit myself to 500 yards. Which bullet should I use? I have developed loads using the 143 ELD-X and 147 ELD-M. My gunsmith slightly favors the ELD-M as he has had better pass through using that bullet. For my max range is there a better bullet that I should try?
156 burger
 

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