What's your favorite 6.5 ammo?

SnowyMountaineer

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By 6.5 I assume you mean Creedmoor. Last year between me and partners, my rifle killed three elk, three mule deer, and three antelope with the 147 ELD-M. It's the only factory load I've ever used in it. Worked fine, all 100-426 yds. A few exits, mostly not. I generally handload and prefer other bullets, but it worked for that year.
 

BucksnDucks

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130 Nosler Accubonds pushed with 38.5 grains of Varget-I have been playing with the 129 LR Accubonds but yet to find the grouping I'm looking for.
 

std7mag

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My favorite 6.5CM ammo?
Whatever you buy.
Gives more room on the shelf for ammo adults shoot. Lol

I can just imagine the explatives coming from Mtmuley when he can't find his 300 RUM ammo for the mountain of Manbun ammo. Snicker....
 
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samhain

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My favorite 6.5CM ammo?
Whatever you buy.
Gives more room on the shelf for ammo adults shoot. Lol

I can just imagine the explatives coming from Mtmuley when he can't find his 300 RUM ammo for the mountain of Manbun ammo. Snicker....
Don't need a 300 win mag to kill deer there tough guy...
 

BAKPAKR

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My favorite 6.5CM ammo?
Whatever you buy.
Gives more room on the shelf for ammo adults shoot. Lol

I can just imagine the explatives coming from Mtmuley when he can't find his 300 RUM ammo for the mountain of Manbun ammo. Snicker....
After spending the summer shooting a 6.5 Creedmoor almost exclusively, I pulled the old 300 RUM out recently. The recoil from that first shot almost knocked my man bun out of its hair tie! I might have to see if mtmuley would be interested in picking up another RUM.

To the OP, for factory ammo, Hornady 143 gr PH, Hornady 147 gr Match, and Berger 135 gr Classic Hunter ammo have all shoot better than MOA for five shots in my Tikka. The Barnes 127 gr LRX factory load was about 1.25 MOA for me.

The only animals I have shot with the Creedmoor were a whitetail at about 270 yards with the Barnes ammo and a bighorn at 417 with a 147 gr ELD-M reload. The deer ran a short distance and the ram dropped in his tracks. Both were behind the shoulder shots.
 

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I shoot only hand loads, but the American White tail load with the 129 Interlock is a great factory load. I have seen very few rifles in any caliber that will not shoot it and the Interlocks are great deer killers.
 
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