Anyone use 6.5 bullets in 95 gr for deer DRT Kills?

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  1. Rdlningcltchdmpr

    Rdlningcltchdmpr Gold $$ Contributor

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    Bullet weight is the problem. I shoot 160ttsx - 338 Lapua / R17 - 3900 fps - 3/4" groups . They open great at 4-500.
     
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    Rdlningcltchdmpr Gold $$ Contributor

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    If speed drops below 2000 it could cause problems but that actually applies to any hunting bullet. Test have shown a 30-06 penetration at 500yds to be equal to or better than at 50 yards, why because the bullet doesn't expand !
     
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    It is very good that you tested them , ethical hunting is important.
     
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  4. bobinpa

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    I have first hand experience with a 308 and 125 gr Nosler Ballistic tips. Absolutely wicked on deer and mild recoil. Perfect for a youth.
     
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    125 accubond is similar but better.
     
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  6. AckleymanII

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    I shot a lot of deer with 135g Sierra lead tip single shot pistol bullets in a 308 if you can find any.
     
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  7. daniel brothers

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    Surely someone has used a lighter weight bullet with the Creedmoor speeds for deer size critters that have produced DRT results.
     
  8. AckleymanII

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    Dan, I would get some small primer brass, load R#17 with 100g Nosler ballistic tips or 100g Nosler partitions, Rem 7 1/2 primers, go and shoot some hogs...report back to us. You will be all over 3300 fps +. Keep the copper out of the barrel.
     
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  9. daniel brothers

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    That would be a Killer for sure.
     
  10. AckleymanII

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    100g 6.5 partitions make a mess out of a deer at 3300 fps, complete penetration from any angle. This would be one of the first choice for you.

    With heart and lungs turned to scrambled mess, and leaking out of both sides, were could they go?
     
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  11. Ralph Littlefield

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    I was wondering the same thing. My guess was "don't require tracking".
     
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  12. daniel brothers

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    Don't require tracking....LOL.

    Drop right there...LOL.
     

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