6.5mm 130 a5 hybrid for hunting.

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  1. Mtstalker

    Mtstalker

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    Looked around and it seems like there isnt alot of info on this bullet for hunting. I talked to berger and they said it was good to go but im looking for some first hand experience. Ill be using a 260 rem. The current node im working with is about 2960 FPS.
     
  2. jsthntn247

    jsthntn247 Silver $$ Contributor

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    I shot a few deer with it last year. It explodes, never got an exit but all DRT. Muzzle velocity 2870.
     
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  3. F224

    F224 Silver $$ Contributor

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    Great deer and antelope bullet in my experience, quick kills are the norm.
     
  4. shoot4fun

    shoot4fun Gold $$ Contributor

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    From the posts above it appears the 130 Hybrid is giving about the same performance as my hunting load in 6.5 Creedmoor. I've shot pigs, whitetail and a 200+ pound Axis with it using the horned SST 140 at 2850 and the bullet never exited. Made one heck of a mess inside the animals tho.
     
  5. MTSLW

    MTSLW Silver $$ Contributor

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    Used it on a Tahr this spring, about like a big Mulie buck size wise. 2990 at the muzzle. Blew through a front shoulder and did some pretty major damage. Found a few fragments under the off side skin. I'm a fan!
     
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  6. TikkaSporter

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    Explosive. Wife shot a cow elk with one out of a 260 Remington at ~ 500 yards. Low brisket impact. Massive wound/hole, in-and-out. Lots of blood and fairly quick kill, maybe went 100 yards downhill.
     
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