Started by LLANOJOHN (deceased), January 14, 2005, 03:22:22 PM
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Quote from: CafricaSecondly, another factor in the equation is the "if the bullets behave the same" part. That is the part where I prefer partitions and specifically the monolithics from a "penetration" point of view. Less strong bullets loose a lot of weight at the point of impact, leaving a light remaining projectile that does not have sufficient momentum to (say) break a large shoulder bone. I've shot very tough critters - mountain goat - with a 150 grain Ballistic Tip out of a .308 Win at about 125 yards, it broke both shoulder blades and the backbone and was found on the far side under the skin. The monometal bullets ratain about 85 to 90% weight even at high velocity impacts and the partitions 75 to 80%. A non partition, like a polymer tipped bullet, may loose as a lot more and on a close shot, where impact velocity is still high, it may fail to perform if it has to traverse much tissue to reach the vitals.
Quote from: CAfricaHi Gitano, Thanks for all the trouble. As Ol' John sez, "If it's fun, it ain't work." The point is that I am very happy with the bullets I currently use and see no need to change. And there my friend, is the whole Truth. I found the new graphs very interesting and about what I expected. In the energy graphs, the sweetspot was around to 125gr mark. I think it's closer to 140 than 120. With the momentum graphs, the sweetspot is from 147gr upwards. My selection of the 140gr partition rather than the 125gr puts me nearer the spot (although the difference is small and dead is dead isn't it?). You betcha. Although the 110gr is substantially off the ideal spot, my idea is to use it on small targets (springbok weight less than 50lb) and the selection of this bullet is because of the flat trajectory (springbok are plains game and long shots are the norm). I wouldn't hesitate to use the 110 on game substatially larger, but then that's where this all started, isn't it. :D Thanks again for all the trouble with the graphs. No sweat, GI. Regards. C
Quote from: HunterbugOk, so I'm jumping in here a little late but since I just got my first 6.5, well......... Anyway, is it the perfect caliber, no. But it's pretty good. It's great for deer and hog sized game. It's smaller than I personally would like to use for game such as elk and moose but it would deffinately work in a pinch. And deffinately more than is necessary for coyotes and smaller. I don't really see the advantage that it has over the .257 on deer sized game as both have plenty of power to kill a deer as far or farther than I will willingly shoot at a deer sized animal so any added power is purely academic. I have only begun to play with mine and hope to take a coyote or two in late August or early September and maby a deer next year.
Quote from: gitanoLotsa, lotsa moose killed every year in Scandinavia with 6.5s. LOTS of them! Paul
QuoteI agree that the 6.5 will kill both elk and moose but I have too many more suitable calibers to take my 6.5X55 for an elk or moose hunt as my primary weapon.
Quote from: HunterbugI agree that the 6.5 will kill both elk and moose but I have too many more suitable calibers to take my 6.5X55 for an elk or moose hunt as my primary weapon.
Quote from: CAfricaGitano, GS Custom make a 95gr HV. I have purchased a packet and it is on my list of things to try in my 6.5-06. Sigh, so many things I want to do, so little time. C