- Apr 30, 2016
So, a buddy of mine who has only ever hunted small game and turkey, has decided he wants to get into whitetail and perhaps black bear. The only center fire rifle he owns is a 6.5 SAUM built off a savage that his brother bequeathed to him. Included with the rifle is a quart ziplock bag of ADG brass, a few hundred 140gr NBT's, and a Redding die set. He's leaning toward a 140 Partition in fear of the old horror stories he's heard about BT's blowing up at close shots, but I can't see any reason why the BT's wouldn't be a dandy whitetail and bear bullet at the SAUM velocity..Maybe I'm wrong about it for sub 100 yard shots?