Hunting bullet for 6.5 Creedmoor

gbflyer

Handloader
Mar 28, 2017
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35 Whelen":m1b2i4cq said:
GB,
Yes its our Super Cruiser. Had a few of them over the
years........ This is a really lite one at 1065lbs! Great
old airplanes.
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Looks sharp! Are you on supercub.org or backcountrypilot.org? Another time drain but fun anyway. Hahahaha.

Ok sorry about the derail. Again.
 

jon2

Beginner
Sep 24, 2012
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I'm just about to try the 130 grn Gamechanger this week in my 6.5-06. They are a sub half bullet in my rifle but i haven't tried them on deer yet. I would have gone 130 grn Accubonds as I am a huge fan of all things Nosler but over here in the UK the Accu's are £46 for 50 whilst the TGK's are half this price. Folk seem to say the TGK's are a fairly hard bullet and so perform similarly to a bonded bullet. We shall see this week.
 

HAWKEYESATX

Handloader
Aug 15, 2016
1,791
35
Hey Cheyenne!

To answer your question in kind of a round about way...use the bullet that your rifle likes best.
I'm betting it has a 1 in 8 barrel twist.
That twist is made more for the 130 -140 gr bullets.
I would try the 140 Nosler BT, or as you said, the Hornady 143 ELD-X.
Mule deer are a tad bigger bodied than white tail deer, so start with those 2 first.
I think you'll be pleased.

Hawk

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35 Whelen

Handloader
Dec 22, 2011
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What a great picture for a chest wader company to use in
an advertisement! That picture combined with the simple
slogan "Can your waders do this"......... Would cover it all.
Well done olde boy!
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noslerpartition

Handloader
May 26, 2018
849
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Since I have to use lead-free, I tried the lehigh controlled chaos. First tests were sub moa, finetuning will follow.
Then I will try them on boar and deer..

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salmonchaser

Handloader
Dec 13, 2013
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35 Whelen":1x2a8p3k said:
What a great picture for a chest wader company to use in
an advertisement! That picture combined with the simple
slogan "Can your waders do this"......... Would cover it all.
Well done olde boy!
E
She’s learned to be a fine angler too! IMG_1138.jpg IMG_2249.jpg IMG_1228.jpg


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1100 Remington Man

Handloader
May 1, 2007
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Well I brought one like this beauty from Scottsdale AZ to Dubuque IA this week in 2hr 21m.
 

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salmonchaser

Handloader
Dec 13, 2013
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I love the Beavers but the 180 or 185 account for most of my trips. I could see flying in your jet though, other then landing on water.


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super-7

Handloader
Jun 27, 2009
838
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jon2":2r4e7ci7 said:
I'm just about to try the 130 grn Gamechanger this week in my 6.5-06. They are a sub half bullet in my rifle but i haven't tried them on deer yet. I would have gone 130 grn Accubonds as I am a huge fan of all things Nosler but over here in the UK the Accu's are £46 for 50 whilst the TGK's are half this price. Folk seem to say the TGK's are a fairly hard bullet and so perform similarly to a bonded bullet. We shall see this week.

Wondering how things went for the TGK’s did you have a follow up thread?


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Brinky72

Beginner
Jan 25, 2019
155
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I had good luck with 143 ELDX handloads even at scorching distance. About 15-20 yards. Don’t over look the factory Whitetail Hunter loads or the 129 interlock. They’ll do just fine on deer small or large.
 
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