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Re: 130gr vs 140 in 6.5 Creedmoor. Who knew??? [Re: Calvin] #14229468 10/25/19
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Originally Posted by Calvin
I was thinking of going to the federal factory 120 trophy copper next year. 2895 and almost a .5 bc.

Have a box of those to try. Sure a lot of easy 6.5CM options now.


Critical thinking not needed.

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Re: 130gr vs 140 in 6.5 Creedmoor. Who knew??? [Re: Hondo64d] #14229584 10/25/19
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If I need more than a 130 AB in 6.5, I might go to say a 7RM with 160-162 class....

All work when dropped where needed.

Re: 130gr vs 140 in 6.5 Creedmoor. Who knew??? [Re: MtnBoomer] #14229610 10/25/19
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Originally Posted by MtnBoomer
Originally Posted by Calvin
I was thinking of going to the federal factory 120 trophy copper next year. 2895 and almost a .5 bc.

Have a box of those to try. Sure a lot of easy 6.5CM options now.


That Federal premium trophy copper is an excellent bullet. Have used it extensively in Africa with outstanding results. Kind of a cross between a barnes ttsx and a nosler accubond.
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Re: 130gr vs 140 in 6.5 Creedmoor. Who knew??? [Re: Hondo64d] #14234349 10/27/19
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I use the 140 vld h in my creedmoor and it works great. In my old 260 I still use the 130 accubond. It gives up a lot of BC but it performs so well on game and shoots so well that I've had a hard time using anything else.

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Re: 130gr vs 140 in 6.5 Creedmoor. Who knew??? [Re: MtnBoomer] #14246723 11/01/19
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Originally Posted by MtnBoomer
Originally Posted by Calvin
I was thinking of going to the federal factory 120 trophy copper next year. 2895 and almost a .5 bc.

Have a box of those to try. Sure a lot of easy 6.5CM options now.

Those shoot very accurately in my T3X superlight, my T3X CTR and my Bergara HMR. They are almost to the same POI as my Precision Hunter143 ELD-X at 300 yards and in.


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Re: 130gr vs 140 in 6.5 Creedmoor. Who knew??? [Re: Hondo64d] #14246922 11/01/19
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I like the 140 Hunting VLD for WT's. The new StaBALL powder shows 2,800 with 140's, 3K with 120's.

If that powder is as good as they're saying, it may be the way to do. I just got two pounds from Powder Valley and if I wasn't going deer hunting this weekend, I'd be working up loads for my 6.5 Creed and my 7-08. There seems to have a bigger jump with the 7-08 than the CM.

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Re: 130gr vs 140 in 6.5 Creedmoor. Who knew??? [Re: Hondo64d] #14880922 05/15/20
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Hondo -

You still using the 130 hybrids?

Re: 130gr vs 140 in 6.5 Creedmoor. Who knew??? [Re: Hondo64d] #14882189 05/16/20
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I am in my match gun. It seems to prefer them, grouping better than the heavies, and fast enough to make the wind advantage of the heavies insignificant at normal ranges. Working up load for 130s in my hunting rifle. Hoping to have similar dope in both.

Also playing with the 130gr MKs. First results are promising...

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Re: 130gr vs 140 in 6.5 Creedmoor. Who knew??? [Re: Hondo64d] #14901075 05/22/20
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I like H4350 in my 6.5x47 Lapua using the Berger 140 Hybrid Tgt bullet! Here’s 7 rounds at 900 yards! I fired 3 for confirmation of zero, painted the plate and then fired this cluster of 7 I had loaded.


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Re: 130gr vs 140 in 6.5 Creedmoor. Who knew??? [Re: Sharpsman] #14903664 05/23/20
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Damn Wow!


Critical thinking not needed.

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