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#6077736 - 12/10/15 08:37 PM 6.5 Creedmoor Load Performance Confirmed
ckat Offline
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Registered: 12/02/09
Posts: 1085
Loc: Lubbock Area
Several of you chimed in and helped me develop a load for my 6.5 Creedmoor. I have been anxious to give it a try, and I finally got my chance last weekend.

After stalking this buck about 2 hours, he finally gave me an 80 yard broadside shot just before he slipped into a thicket. The shot was half way up the body straight up the front leg - at the shot, the buck humped up, tip-toed about 5 yards forward, stood for a second, then fell over dead.

The 130 Berger VLD-H went just over his heart and destroyed the front 1/2 of both lungs. The bullet was found just under the skin of the off-side shoulder - a flattened mushroom. I haven't had a chance to weigh it yet, but weight retention was decent.

The antlers aren't much, but the 5.5 year old buck was BIG bodied. We didn't have any scales, but for reference I am 6'2" - 250.

I may end up falling in love with the CM!!!


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#6077844 - 12/10/15 09:43 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor Load Performance Confirmed [Re: ckat]
FiremanJG Offline
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Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 18144
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
Well done!

I had no doubt it would work for you. Bergers are designed to shrapnel a ways into the animal, I'd be curious as to weight retention of the bullet.
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#6077852 - 12/10/15 09:48 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor Load Performance Confirmed [Re: ckat]
kmon1 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/06
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Loc: Texas
Good looking buck, Congrats
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#6078224 - 12/11/15 08:35 AM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor Load Performance Confirmed [Re: ckat]
BOBO the Clown Offline
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Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 41256
Loc: Metroplex
Love big forkie's

Congrats

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#6078491 - 12/11/15 11:40 AM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor Load Performance Confirmed [Re: ckat]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 6846
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Congratulations! up
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#6078638 - 12/11/15 01:19 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor Load Performance Confirmed [Re: ckat]
ckat Offline
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Registered: 12/02/09
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Loc: Lubbock Area
Thanks for all of your help along the way!

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#6079423 - 12/11/15 09:48 PM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor Load Performance Confirmed [Re: ckat]
TCB Offline
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Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 1581
Loc: Denton, TX
up love my Creedmoor
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#6100905 - 12/25/15 04:17 AM Re: 6.5 Creedmoor Load Performance Confirmed [Re: TCB]
Deerhunter61 Offline
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 5883
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: TCB
up love my Creedmoor


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