Nice work!!My boys first elk killed with a 6.5 saum at 768 yards with a 140 Jlk. Not bad for a 12 year old.
Many of my rifle customers ask about the 6.5x284 or the 6.5mm SAUM cartridge for elk.
I have no such experience so I would appreciate some knowledgeable advice on them or similar cartridges that I can pass on to them. Hoping to hear from guys who have actually shot elk with them more than the opinions of those who have not done it.
Rich and Rhein (sp)?
I am very curious to know what kind of velocity you get from the 26 Nosler??? I am interested to know just how my 6.5-06 Ackley compares in velocity.
I built my rifle specifically for 100gn bullets using a 1/10" twist 28" Packnor barrel. The load I have been shooting gets 3690 fps average with a 15 fps extreme velocity spread.
I don't see anyone else using the lighter bullets in 264 caliber. I shot an elk with this load last year at 637 yards and it performed well at that range. It was a broad side hit behind the shoulder. I found what was left of the bullet not much more than the expanded jacket with a tiny bit of lead on the off side under the hide. In this case it put the big cow down on the spot but as you said could have been much different if the shoulder was hit.