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6.5-300 bullet choice
« on: April 29, 2017, 07:11:59 PM »
What has everyone decided to use in their 6.5-300?
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Re: 6.5-300 bullet choice
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2017, 07:22:34 PM »
I am getting under 1/2" with 127 LRX
Barnes. I will be trying some 130 and 140 Berger VLD hopefully next week.
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Re: 6.5-300 bullet choice
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2017, 07:36:03 PM »
Hard to argue with that size of group. I have no clue what powder and bullet or bullet weight I want to use.
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Re: 6.5-300 bullet choice
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2017, 04:15:29 AM »
I am getting under 1/2" with 127 LRX
Barnes. I will be trying some 130 and 140 Berger VLD hopefully next week.



Don't know why you would try the other bullet weights if getting that from the 127 LRX.
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Re: 6.5-300 bullet choice
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2017, 01:49:44 PM »
I decided to go with the Nosler 140g accubond, if that does not perform up to my expectations I will use 140g partitions which I know will work.
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Re: 6.5-300 bullet choice
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2017, 04:07:55 PM »
I looked at both the partitions and accubonds. I was hoping by now a few people would give more reports of their accuracy and load data. I really figured that there would be gobs of it by now.
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Re: 6.5-300 bullet choice
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2017, 04:18:14 PM »
I ordered the Berger VLD bullets loaded for me before I received my rifle. The Barnes 127 LRX I picked up with my rifle. I have used the Berger bullets in my other rifles and they have been the most accurate.
I'll see how they do and let you know.
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Re: 6.5-300 bullet choice
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2017, 04:38:16 PM »
The Barnes, are they factory rounds and not reloaded? I ask because I got two boxes of them when I got my rifle.
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Re: 6.5-300 bullet choice
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2017, 04:44:40 PM »
They are the Barnes factory loads black box select plus from Weatherby. The Berger's VLD are loaded by Hendershot. They charge $95 per box. I believe they have 7 different bullets you can choose from. $90-$110 a box.
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Re: 6.5-300 bullet choice
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2017, 05:14:10 PM »
Chris, 91g US869, Fed 215 primer, 3400fps. I started at 88g, kind of disappointed as it is only 75fps faster than my 270 Wby,
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Re: 6.5-300 bullet choice
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2017, 06:09:13 PM »
Thank you.
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