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6.5-300 Weatherby

6.5-300 Weatherby
« on: July 09, 2018, 07:23:56 AM »
Purchased a vanguard S2 6.5-300 WEATHERBY
I'm here to tell you guys this rifle will shoot factory or my hand loads. 2018 deer season will be my first using this caliber from weatherby can't wait love the 6.5 ,,,I loaded berger 135gr.classic hunter hunting bullet will post through out deer season how this combination performs on Va. white tails

Re: 6.5-300 Weatherby
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2018, 07:57:06 AM »
Welcome to the nation!  I'm not a fan of hunting with Berger bullets. They are designed to fragment. I see that as destroying more meat. JMO!   :)

Re: 6.5-300 Weatherby
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2018, 12:46:15 PM »
I would guess that at the speed the 6.5-300 generates a Barnes, Hornady GMX, Winchester E-Tip type bullet would be a better choice to withstand the speed......Ö.IMO
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Re: 6.5-300 Weatherby
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2018, 01:27:23 PM »
Congrats on your purchase. I took three deer with mine last year using the 127 grain Barnes. I am going to use the 140 grain SPís this year.
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Re: 6.5-300 Weatherby
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2018, 05:37:21 PM »
Welcome to the Nation. Iíve never used that bullet. With the very high muzzle velocity from that cartridge I would consider a bonded or copper bullet, and in my humble opinion the Barnes, Nosler or Swift bullets are tops.
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Re: 6.5-300 Weatherby
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2018, 06:12:52 PM »
Welcome! Looking forward to your hunting reports this year!
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Re: 6.5-300 Weatherby
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2018, 05:12:48 AM »
You will more than likely have fantastic results with those bullets.  I have used BERGERís for 15 years in my .257,115g @3500 fps and .300, 210g at 2940 fps.  I have yet to have a failure.  I would be using them in my 6.5x300 but the 143 eldxís had a little better accuracy.  Donít shoot the shoulder and you wonít waste any meat.

Re: 6.5-300 Weatherby
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2018, 04:35:21 PM »
You will more than likely have fantastic results with those bullets.  I have used BERGERís for 15 years in my .257,115g @3500 fps and .300, 210g at 2940 fps.  I have yet to have a failure.  I would be using them in my 6.5x300 but the 143 eldxís had a little better accuracy.  Donít shoot the shoulder and you wonít waste any meat.

So, from a 15 year user of Berger bullets, you have to wait for the right angle on the critter because they fragment.  What happens if you hit bone first?   :)

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Re: 6.5-300 Weatherby
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2018, 06:00:56 PM »
You'll have a big mess, and lots of wasted meat.  ;D ;D

Re: 6.5-300 Weatherby
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2018, 07:15:37 PM »
You will more than likely have fantastic results with those bullets.  I have used BERGERís for 15 years in my .257,115g @3500 fps and .300, 210g at 2940 fps.  I have yet to have a failure.  I would be using them in my 6.5x300 but the 143 eldxís had a little better accuracy.  Donít shoot the shoulder and you wonít waste any meat.

So, from a 15 year user of Berger bullets, you have to wait for the right angle on the critter because they fragment.  What happens if you hit bone first?   :)


I donít eat the ribs or lungs so thatís where I shoot them......... call me crazy.

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Re: 6.5-300 Weatherby
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2018, 06:42:01 AM »
You will more than likely have fantastic results with those bullets.  I have used BERGERís for 15 years in my .257,115g @3500 fps and .300, 210g at 2940 fps.  I have yet to have a failure.  I would be using them in my 6.5x300 but the 143 eldxís had a little better accuracy.  Donít shoot the shoulder and you wonít waste any meat.

So, from a 15 year user of Berger bullets, you have to wait for the right angle on the critter because they fragment.  What happens if you hit bone first?   :)


I donít eat the ribs or lungs so thatís where I shoot them......... call me crazy.

I shot one deer in the neck last year. I have only done this a few times over the years. I avoided this shot over the years because I had no way to guarantee that I could make the shot with the equipment I was using. A shot to the neck near the throat is devastating. Conditions have to be right but I can see me doing this more in the future.
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Re: 6.5-300 Weatherby
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2018, 10:24:15 AM »
You will more than likely have fantastic results with those bullets.  I have used BERGERís for 15 years in my .257,115g @3500 fps and .300, 210g at 2940 fps.  I have yet to have a failure.  I would be using them in my 6.5x300 but the 143 eldxís had a little better accuracy.  Donít shoot the shoulder and you wonít waste any meat.

So, from a 15 year user of Berger bullets, you have to wait for the right angle on the critter because they fragment.  What happens if you hit bone first?   :)
You'll have a big mess, and lots of wasted meat.  ;D ;D


Hahaha,  ;D  the only bullet that I've had a failure with, over the years, was a 168gr burger bullet in my 7mm Wby, on a very nice mule deer. A burger bullet dealer at a gun show later, told me, I had too much muzzle vecosity, and that I shouldn't try shoulder shots.  ::)  He got pissed off, when I responded back to him, that I guess next time I used those high priced POS burger bullets, I will make sure I back away until I'm at least 500 yards away, and then shoot the animal in the guts, so I wouldn't hit any bone, and have another bullet failure. : ::)  ;D   ;D 


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Re: 6.5-300 Weatherby
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2018, 10:53:01 AM »
You will more than likely have fantastic results with those bullets.  I have used BERGERís for 15 years in my .257,115g @3500 fps and .300, 210g at 2940 fps.  I have yet to have a failure.  I would be using them in my 6.5x300 but the 143 eldxís had a little better accuracy.  Donít shoot the shoulder and you wonít waste any meat.

.257,115gr. @3500 fps?  Pretty hot load, about 200fps over max in the Berger book from a 26" barrel!   :)

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Re: 6.5-300 Weatherby
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2018, 11:24:39 AM »
I have handloaded bullets over published max. What makes you think he is perhaps making things up?
He may have desirable results. I had good results with SST bullets in my .308 when several people told me they were a horrible choice.
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Re: 6.5-300 Weatherby
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2018, 11:46:55 AM »
I made no claim other than it was pretty hot. I have used the Berger target bullets to good success, I just don't like the idea of a fragmenting hunting bullet.   ;D
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