129 Hornady in 6.5 creedmoor

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  1. ranger3

    ranger3 Silver $$ Contributor

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    Has anybody tried these in a 260 or 6.5 Creedmoor and if so what was the best powder as well as could you get past 600 yds with them realisticly?
     
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    Folks here will want to know which 129 gr. hornady .264" bullet...

    Interlock ?.. Interbond ?.. or SST ?
     
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    Sorry, it's the interlock, #2453. I got a few of them and wondering what success anyone has had.
     
  4. Hondo64d

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    I’ve used them in my .260 Browning Low Wall with good accuracy and terminal performance on Whitetails out to 200 yards or so. Pushed to 2860 with H4831sc. Good bullet unless you are doing long range stuff.

    John
     
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    Unless they changed the item number mine have a different number. Not sure about the 6.5 CM but in the .260/6.5-284 they shoot great. Great white-tail bullet out to around 300 yards. They do about as well as my .270 with 130s. That number might be for the 6mm interlock bullet.
     

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    You could, but I wouldn't even think I'd try that 129 flat base interlock on deer or antelope at 600. Many better LR bullet options for the 6.5 for 600 yards. Yes, at 600 yards, the CM can kill an elk adequately with the proper bullet and placement. Very controversial subject so many times it's an opinion issue. Many have been killed at that and longer ranges tho with a 6.5 CM
     
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  8. sbhooper

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    It is my go-to bullet in my .260. I use 43.3 grains of Re17 and it gets just under 3000 fps. I have shot A LOT of deer with it out to 430 yards. I love the 129 Interlock. It hammers deer and shoots as well as any bullet in my Criterion barrel.

    I have used it a bit in my Creed, also, but now stay with the 147 ELDM in that one. I used 36 grains of Re15 in the Creed and it was around 2800 fps, with the 129. I did not push it any faster, although you can easily. That load hammered three deer for me that year.

    I have never found a rifle that will not shoot Interlocks-in any caliber that I own.
     
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  9. justinp61

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    That shows up as a 6mm bullet. Hornady #2620 maybe?
     
  10. sbhooper

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    One thing that I forgot to add, is that the ballistics say 600 is still good for deer, but I would go with a 147 ELDM, if I was going to shoot that far. I have gone to 430 with them and they worked fine, though.
     
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    Definitely could use it but I just think there are much better options. I tend to use the flat base profile bullets for woods game where shots aren't beyond 300 yards. Nosler partitions are what I prefer in most cases. Those 129s shoot well tho.
     
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  12. AckleymanII

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    The 129 hornady flat base is a great shortish range bullet for deer. I shot them at 3150 out of a beat to crap Win Ranger in 264 WM using IMR 4831. I hunted power lines and shot deer to around 320 yards. Penetration is always great with a silver dollar hole out the exit side shot from various angles. Breaking shoulders was never an issue.

    For 600 yard shooting, I would try the 129g Nosler long range accubond first(seated close to the lands) and foremost on deer as they have proved to be easy to tune in my various 6.5's, so has the 127g Barnes long range with a .050 jump from the lands.

    AA4350 is a heck of a powder to use in these medium cases, often over looked.
     
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    I have used them in a sported Mauser 96 in 6.5x55 Swede which I left the long 29" barrel length so I could get some higher velocity while staying under 46000 CUP because of the small ring action. I averaged right at 2800 fps using Accurate 4350 with a max load according to Accurate Arms manual that is supposed to be under 46000 CUP. Very accurate bullet but I only used it on some deer out to just over 300 yards.
     
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    Factory Hornady American Whitetail 129 interlock is the best accuracy load I have ever shot out of my Browning x-bolt HCS.
     
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