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Old December 27, 2017, 04:55 PM   #1
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Last Hunt of the Year Success

“On the 2nd day of Christmas my 6.5 gave to me,
over 400lbs. of hog meat.”
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Old December 27, 2017, 05:30 PM   #2
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Congrats!

I am interested in your load. I use the same bullet in my 6.5X54 Mann /Scho and the velocity at the muzzle from my 1903 Steyr rifle is about 2200 FPS. I bet the CM drives it faster, but I can still see results from your rifle and it helps me to know what the bullet will do at differing impact speeds.
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Old December 27, 2017, 05:56 PM   #3
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Nice job ED!
Watch your vids all the time.
You still shooting that crappy 6.5 creed
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Old December 28, 2017, 06:46 AM   #4
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Surprised to see round nose bullets loaded in a 6.5 Creedmore, but no arguing with the results!

Those are some potent pig poppers!
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Old December 28, 2017, 08:52 AM   #5
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My load data. Load at your own risk.
Hornady 160 RN Interlock
Powder IMR 4350 @ 42.2gr
Primer CCI #34
Brass 1.910
OAL 2.700
FPS 2505

This is probably the heaviest a 1:8 can stabilize. But the weight and BC of the bullet will limit your range.
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Old December 28, 2017, 07:48 PM   #6
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Nice shooting. Enjoyed the video.
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Old December 29, 2017, 06:49 AM   #7
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Great videos and nice shooting, do you ever shoot em in the daylight?
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Old December 29, 2017, 09:58 AM   #8
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1-9" twist has been a "standard" in the USA for many years in the 6.5MM barrels and I have shot the 160s (both Hornady and Sierra, now discontinued) for many years in 6.5-06 and in 6.5X55s. It's always been fine to any range, so with the 1-8" twist it's not going to be a problem out to any range the bullet will stay supersonic. I wish Sierra would bring back their round nose bullet.
PPU offers a 156 grain round nose too. I have 500 of them for my gun, but so far I have not loaded any. I also have no feed-back from anyone using them to kill game with, so I don't know what they will do. I got mine from Graf and Sons. My 1903 Mannlicher-Schoenauer is an iron sighted rifle and my eyes are not young anymore. So I can't really do a good test of them for accuracy. On a good day when the sun is out,if I have a good rest I can still shoot about 2MOA, but if it's cloudy I fall apart without a scope.

I am going to barrow a 260 and a 6.5 Swede soon to test some other bullets, and both of those rifles are scoped. So I may have some info on the PPUs accuracy, but I have to wait until a deer, elk or antelope cooperates to give any feed back on how well they work on game, and for me here in Wyoming, I expect that's going to be at least 9 more months.

But those bullets are not expensive and may be well worth a try in your Creedmoor on hogs. Round Nose bullets are not "new and improved" so the rags don't give much ink to them anymore, but in my 50+ years of killing game I have found a lot of RN bullets have been outstanding both in accuracy and in their killing qualities.
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Old December 29, 2017, 12:54 PM   #9
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Well done. Have been wondering when you were going to post again. Amazing how those long pencils penetrate.
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