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6.5 Bandit

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Just wanted to say hi to everyone... Im new to the site but by no means am i new to this great sport.. I have been LR hunting since i was just a little guy with my Dad and relatives.. Currently im shooting a 6.5/300 WWH... Got a Hart 30" bbl with a 8 twist shoot 139gr. Normas with 85 gr of H870..
 

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Wecome aboard 6.5

Now your talking. A died in the wool 6.5/300 Weatherby shooter.
Have been using that one for many years too, along with others.

I have a bunch of the 139 gr bullets left but mainly shoot the 142 Sierra MK with 85 to 87 grs of WC872 (like H870) in my 30" Hart barreled (8 Twist a must), Sako actioned, laminated heavy stock, LR rifle.

I have found over the years there are better cartridges but the 6.5/300 is a dandy.

We had a Bowling ball hanging on a chain at 1450 yards at a shoot out we have every year.

I hit that ball with my 6.5 and the 142 gr Sierra MK and it blew a chunk out of that ball bigger then the size of a grapefruit and it was thrown in the air about 15 feet.

A great LR rifle and 3350 FPS is about the velocity they all seem to get with the powder and bullets mentioned.


Good hunting to you
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DC

By the way----who's your Dad? I may know him.

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Welcome aboard--Always nice to hear someone new has joined us... Good luck with the 6.5..............CJ
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Darryl,I met 6.5 down at the sportsmans show......Nice guy....He's a young buck,like me....You "OLD" guys better watch out.The young "STUDS" are coming...
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6.5 Bandit

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Hey i may be young... but ill give ya a run for your money
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.. Not sayin you couldnt teach me a lesson but every buck learns new tricks... Its not to often you run into guys that started shooting LR early.. I started LR shooting when i was 10 and hunted chucks LR since i was 12.. Most of my friends say im crazy or there is no way that you can pick off a chuck @ over 1000yds.. I get a chuckle out of that everytime i hear it...

Thanks for the welcome everyone...


Darryl i havent tried those 142 Sierra MK's yet.. Its to hard to switch when we have thousands of those 139's layin around..
 

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6.5

My wife and I and a friend from Williamsport got 3 chucks with our 25/06s and a 25 Gibbs at 1100 yards. All three chucks were 1100 yards. Not bad for a little 25 cal.

Got two one day at 1450 yds with a 30/378.

Was told I got one at 2100 with my 338/416 Rig IMP.---Didn't go out and check. Five witnessed said it was a hit as they saw it fly backwards.

Woodchuck hunting is fun even for this "Old Timer."

Come to Williamsport and teach this "old timer" and others something.
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Who is your Dad? I may know him.
 

6.5 Bandit

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Darryl,

My dad is Gerald Kreiser you may know him as Spike.. He and my Uncle Lester Cooper used to shoot at williamsport 20+ years ago if not longer... I will have to come up there one of these days to play around... Chuck seasons is allmost here i need to get out and find me some feilds that are not all shot out
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6.5

Did your Dad hunt in Cameron County in North Central PA???

I ran into some fellows in a mountain valley called "Lick Island" run.
I think that was their name.

If you find a good chuck field, you will be lucky the way they are getting shot out in some places. My old haunts are getting a bit low on numbers.

Take care and good luck.

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DC
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PS---What county do you LR hunt for deer?

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6.5 Bandit

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Darryl,

Not sure if they hunted Cameron i would need to ask him... But its a good possiblility..

As for LR deer i never hunted for deer LR.. But if i was to i would prolly go up to potter/tioga counties...


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Darryl, You sound alot like a gentleman i met at the sportman's show several years ago. This guy talked of shooting shooting a deer so far away it was actually in Canada. He also had several thousand 6mm 105 gr Bergers for sale.The guys with me didn't believe him and kept walking, but i knew he was serious. I also have moved up from the 6mm,with 1125 yd deer from my 300wby light gun last year.And i just bought a heavy gun, thanks to Nate. Darryl if that wasn't you, do you who was?
 

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Ric

I keep telling these young bucks that. They don't listen for some reason.

The "Old" bucks will prevail. Too much experiance over the years. It will take these young "wippers" a long time to learn the ropes, don't you think?
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I guess we can "help them" along the way though. Maybe it won't take so long for them to get their $hi$ together.
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DC
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