i shoot my 6.5 CM Ruger Precision Rifle to 1,000 yards with no problems but that's shooting at paper or steel. I'd only shoot at a coyote or smaller critter with that cartridge, even with a Hornady 147 gr.ELD-M round. I have a Ruger Amer. Predator in 6.5 CM but it has only a 5 - 15 x 42 scope which is marginal magnification for 1,000+ yards. It is an accurate rifle and I could likely do "minute of coyote" at 1,000+ yards. For ELR hunting I would rely on my .300 Win mag Browning A-Bolt with a 220 or 230 gr. Berger bullet. Virtually the same trajectory as the 147 gr. ELD-M bullet but lots more terminal energy and they carry supersonic velocity further than say a 190 gr. bullet from that rifle. Eric B.