high velocity 6.5 bullet choice?

Aussie Hunter Steve

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Asking about other high BC bullets, I use the Nosler 142gr ABLR in the 6.5-300 for large deer and have been really happy with the results. I’ve tried a few of the more conventional 140’s too, but have settled on the ABLR as my go-to all round bullet.
 

2ndson

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For varmints in my part of world coyotes and hogs Berger 130 hunting VLD at 2800 is hard to beat!
 

Mikecr

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A 140 hunting VLD from true 8tw will begin to fail at 300 KRPM/3,340 FPS.
The root cause might actually be friction, but when you do what it takes to reach this spin rate, with this bullet, -failures will occur.
The 90 hunting VLD fails with near precision of an atomic standard at 310 KRPMs
SMKs reach another 20 KRPMs higher before failure.
 
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Tucker65

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Why not go with the 156gr Berger EOL. They will have a little better BC and should stabilize out of an 8 twist just fine. I'm shooting them in a 24" 6.5 prc and getting 3000 fps so you should be able to get close to the speed you're after in the stw especially if you have a longer barrel.
 

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For a bullet that can handle high speed and never let you down you'd have to go with the Hammer Hunter. Not a high BC bullet so not perfect for long range shooting, but at hunting ranges it would be supreme
 
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