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6.5mm varmint bullet choice

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Hi

What are people using in 6.5mm for fox etc? 

Hornady do a 95g vmax  but what else is about? 

Ideally 120-130g

 

 

Thanks

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i like the sierra  85grn HP and 123grn Amax , shot some longish fox with  the 123grn

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 120 nosler b/t, 120 nosler custom competition for  fox etc

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Have a colleague using the 123gr ELD Match on vermin/game with devstating  results.  I am using the same weight at the range in my 6.5 x 47. Extremely accurate

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I use the 140 ELD-m on crows and Fox's and they do fine. Wouldn't fancy lobbing them about at night though. 

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Hornady SST at the minute but haven't tried any of the others mentioned so cannot comment on how the SST compares.  Use it for fox/corvid and deer.

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On 27/01/2018 at 6:39 PM, rhhudson said:

Hi

What are people using in 6.5mm for fox etc? 

Hornady do a 95g vmax  but what else is about? 

Ideally 120-130g

 

 

Thanks

If it’s simply a fox shooting load I’d just go 95gr VMAX. I’ve used 140 Amax extensively to control vermin but now we only have ELD-M or X. The M is a little too hard for small vermin and I also know that there’s a higher potential for runners when shooting foxes with them based on an experience a guy I know had with them.

From what I’ve seen and with my intention to kill outright I’d be running the 95gr Vmax or similar. 

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On 17/03/2018 at 9:24 AM, stephentri said:

Any one try the 130 grain TMK in their 6.5 I  know  the 77gr TMK works well for vermin in my. 223 

I used them for vermin shooting last year. They were accurate enough for field work but they didn’t shoot as well as Amax. The terminal performance on vermin was very impressive. 

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Currently using the 120 amax in my 6.5 Creedmoor but have also used the 95s Vmax, and used the 129sst in my 260 when I had it. I might go to the 129sst when my amax run out.

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100 gr Amax 42.5 grains of RS52. 3134 avg FPS shoots .5 moa.

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 I use 140 SST for longer range (42.4gr RS62) but have yet to try the 95gr Vmax which might replace the SSTs for my vermin control.  I used to use TMKs in 223 but they're getting quite expensive now, so I switched back to 60gr Vmax for that.

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