The do all 6.5 bullet????

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by 7MAGNUM, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. 7MAGNUM

    7MAGNUM Well-Known Member

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    So got the new 260 Rem on the way and am having a hard time settling on a bullet.
    I have choose 2 powders Varget and 4831SC
    Choosen the brass lapua 260 New
    But the bullets a little tougher I want something in the 120 range which eliminates the Bergers I load for most everything else
    I want to use it on everything from coyotes-deer or just a day at the range with 600-800 yard capabilitys have even considerd the 100tsx but wanted to get some real world feed back and sugestions
    Thanks for the replies
     
  2. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I'd have to go with the Berger 140 VLD, if I had to say the one I would pick, if I had a 6.5...That would be my do-all bullet.
     
  3. LONGSHOOTER

    LONGSHOOTER Well-Known Member

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    The 120 gr Nosler Ballistic Tip.
     
  4. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    stomp442 Well-Known Member

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    Same here 140 berger for me. Why give up all the ballistic advantages of a 6.5 to shoot 100 - 120 grain bullets? If your stuck on that weight I would look into the 123 Amax.
     
  6. Truc

    Truc Well-Known Member

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    I like the 130 Hunting Bergers in mine, found a box of 500 at Sinclairs
     
  7. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Interesting choice I was not aware of it.

    I have a 6.5x284 coming in a short action. Intention is a moderate range, coyote, wolf, deer, and antelope rifle. Once I looked into it we are setting it up to shoot the 123 A-Max.

    My choice is balance more towards the predator side of the equation, if I was looking at it balanced a bit more to the smaller big game, the Swift Scirocco 130 grain would be where I started.
     
  8. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    They also have bullets not listed on their site... and they will make you a customized bullet to your spec as long as it's doable. If you ever have any questions it doesn't hurt to call.
     
  9. jpd676

    jpd676 Well-Known Member

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    Well, I'll go out on a limb and suggest the 140 Amax. It is my do all bullet for the .260.
     
  10. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    What is your rifle's twist?
     
  11. 7MAGNUM

    7MAGNUM Well-Known Member

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    It's a 1:9 schillen #4 finished at 24in I have been looking at the 123 Amax but have read a lot of mixed reviews for there use on big game but I have used them in my 22-250 and the accuracy is great. What kind performance are you all seeing on big stuff with the Amax?
     
  12. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    To the guys recommending the 140 bullets, I would normally agree, but obviously they will not work in a 9" twist. Not even the Berger 130's.
     
  13. 7MAGNUM

    7MAGNUM Well-Known Member

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    I have a 264 Win I run 140 VLDs in for the bigger stuff.
    This guns primary purpose is rock chucks, coyotes, mule deer
    Knowing it will get used a ton for a coyote rig and wanting the velocity is the reason for the hope of a good 100-125 bullet even been looking at the 107 Sierra and Nosler custom comp problem I face is the 6.5 bullet selection in my area sucks right now so I will have to make an order for some and just was hoping someboy has some good direction of what there using and likeing
     
  14. fisherman983

    fisherman983 Well-Known Member

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    maybe try the new 130 gr long range accubond or maybe the barnes 127 gr lrx if your twist will stabilize it