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1st kill with 6.5x300

1st kill with 6.5x300
« on: January 01, 2017, 09:57:47 PM »
My first kill this year with 6.5x300 on Wyoming mule deer. I used 160 grain Woodleigh bullet. Shot was 171 yards.

Re: 1st kill with 6.5x300
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2017, 10:32:25 PM »
Pics?

Re: 1st kill with 6.5x300
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2017, 11:58:36 PM »
+1 on the pics. Interesting choice of bullets, what was your load, how accurate, and it's speed??

Rob
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Re: 1st kill with 6.5x300
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2017, 04:14:05 AM »
Congrats, and Welcome to the Nation. That is a bullet that most people know about, but is seldom used anymore. Not because its not effective, but theres so much new bullet technology that the old standards are over looked. I used Federal Woodleigh in my 7 mag in the 90's for a while and they worked well. Anyway, I also would like to hear some details. Good Going!
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Re: 1st kill with 6.5x300
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2017, 08:37:27 AM »
Congratulations and welcome to the Nation!!! I harvested a whitetail with my 6.5-300 ULW in November.
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Re: 1st kill with 6.5x300
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2017, 03:36:41 PM »
Pics?

Sorry, there were no pictures.

Re: 1st kill with 6.5x300
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2017, 03:44:48 PM »
+1 on the pics. Interesting choice of bullets, what was your load, how accurate, and it's speed??

Rob
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Charge: 74.5 gr.
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Velocity: 3055 FPS
Accuracy: .85" @ 100yds

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Re: 1st kill with 6.5x300
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2017, 03:59:19 PM »
Congrats, and Welcome to the Nation. That is a bullet that most people know about, but is seldom used anymore. Not because its not effective, but theres so much new bullet technology that the old standards are over looked. I used Federal Woodleigh in my 7 mag in the 90's for a while and they worked well. Anyway, I also would like to hear some details. Good Going!
Thanks for the welcome. The bullet performed great. I chose the 160 grain because I like the heavier than standard bullet in larger capacity cartridges. As for the shot, the buck was quarting towards me, almost head on, and the bullet went through the front shoulder and penetrated the body just ahead of the hind quarter. One shot.

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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2017, 04:00:28 PM »
Congratulations and welcome to the Nation!!! I harvested a whitetail with my 6.5-300 ULW in November.
Thank you and congratulations!

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Re: 1st kill with 6.5x300
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2017, 03:03:44 PM »
My first kill 5-6-2017 with my 6.5-300. A woodchuck at 309 yards. 130 grain Berger VLD. Not much left to photograph. My second kill came on Sunday morning just before I left for church. A weasel trying to get into my chicken coop. Two nights before he killed 3 of my wife's laying hens. Shot it from my deck and scared my wife so much I heard about it all the way to church. I didn't have time to take the muzzle brake off. I found a few pieces of fur. The parish priest, he hunts deer on my place, found it funny, too. I am still chuckling about it. My wife, not so much. Oh, by the way, about a 30 yard shot.
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Re: 1st kill with 6.5x300
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2017, 05:42:59 PM »
Bad mistake making the wife mad, I've described the muzzle blast from my 6.5-300 ULW as nuclear. My son sat back chuckling as I checked my zero last November, he said everyone sitting on the benches next to me would jump every time I pulled the trigger. Nice hooting!!!
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Re: 1st kill with 6.5x300
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2017, 06:33:06 PM »
Sounds like you really stretched the legs of your 6.5-300. Did you have time to factor in wind drift and the coriolis effect for that range?? lol  ;D
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