Shot a few deer a 475# black bear and a wild boar using the 30 cal brass 145gr Chaos for the deer and the 6.5 cal 122gr Chaos bullets for the bear and pig. The 30 cals were doing 3040 FPS out of an 06 and the 6.5s were going 3150 fps out of a PRC. I shot 4 deer with the 06, the 3 does shot broadside did not go far and left a large blood trail, the buck was hit directly in the sternum and tipped over stone dead.The Lehigh Defense bullets in 6.5 (122grn) actually shoot amazing in my 6.5-06AI. Consistently shoot in the .2s, but at a pretty slow node ~3020fps. I’ve got them over 3300fps before pressure, but couldn’t get it to group anywhere as good. Not sure of their results on game, not very many reviews out there?
This post did not age well.First off - Zen is pretty legit and I respect his opinion. He has probably killed more pigs than most of us on this forum combined. So I doubt he would throw the hammers are operating like FMJs out just for fun on his video.
Also, you keep hounding me about a 6.5 100gr bullet...I haven’t offered one because I would never shoot a 100 gr bullet in a 6.5 anything - whats the point? the lightest bullets I have shot in my 6.5’s were 130’s - I will always choose the highest bc bullet that I can trust to perform well on game. If I was shooting a 100ish grain bullet I would drop down to a 108 in my 6mm creedmoor or a 95gr berger in my 243. Or a 115 berger in a 25-06 - all of those would hammer pigs.
also, I don’t understand why you are so upset about Zen’s comments in his video...
If you are talking about me - I stand by everything I said in this thread. I haven’t read anything that would cause me to give hammer any of my money.Hmmm, someone stopped replying on this thread... I wonder he’s drunk eating crow...
That’s great that’s your opinion, nothing wrong with that...If you are talking about me - I stand by everything I said in this thread. I haven’t read anything that would cause me to give hammer any of my money.
Honestly, unless you have a weird fear of lead poisoning or live in a communist state, I am not sure why you would shoot a mono bullet over a lead core - either bonded or cup and core.