Go to 6.5 bullet

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  1. Highvoltage

    Highvoltage Well-Known Member

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    I’ve shot a lot of Hornady eldx and they shoot well for me, what is everyone’s go to 6.5 bullet for tiny groups? I’ve kicked around the sierras and eldm I know they have a few different weights but have never ventured past the eldx. Targets or game doesn’t matter. Pick 1 bullet you would try first no matter what 6.5 caliber you tried because it’s a forgiving projectile to work a load up with. 1/8 twist
     
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  2. Jud96

    Jud96 Well-Known Member

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    140gr Hornady ELD-M
     
  3. AFraser

    AFraser Active Member

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    139gr Scenar
     
  4. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    130 Berger
    147 eld
     
  5. Braunschweiger

    Braunschweiger Well-Known Member

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    Not heard of many rifles that didn't shoot a 140 Berger Hybrid well.
     
  6. SealTeam4

    SealTeam4 Previously Westex91

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    130 HVLD
    140 hybrid
    136 & 139 scenar
    That’s it
     
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  7. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    130 grain Sledge Hammer, or 124 Hammer Hunter
     
  8. Canhunter35

    Canhunter35 Well-Known Member

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    143eldx shot the best in mine but I never tried for match bullets.
    I’d probably try a 136scenar for tiniest groups
     
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  9. North Idaho Hunter

    North Idaho Hunter Well-Known Member

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    140 eld-m
     
  10. Barrelnut

    Barrelnut Well-Known Member

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    140 VLD
    140 Hybrid
     
  11. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    No particular order. But I have shot all of these in various rifles with exceptional accuracy. Except the 156 Elite. Only shot those in my own 6.5SS so far.
    140 Hybrid
    130 OTM
    140 Elite
    142 SMK
    130 TMK
    150 SMK
    156 Elite
     
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  12. Highvoltage

    Highvoltage Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a lot of good choices. A friend of mine played with a savage stealth for a long time and was never satisfied. He tried the 140 Berger in front of h4350 and it was 1 hole groups. Very impressed with his ease of finding a good load with that bullet. Out of curiosity has anyone played with the 130 Sierra gamechanger and if so what we’re the results
     
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  13. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Most shoot well in my Creedmoor but the Sierra 142 SMK has achieved the smallest group of all.
    Second smallest group goes to the Berger 134 Classic Hunter.
     
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  14. Creedmoor shooter

    Creedmoor shooter Well-Known Member

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    140 eld-m for me. Havent tried any of the 140 bergers.