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Thread: 6.5 CM finally impressed me & Magnetto Speed Hit indicator T1000 pretty cool

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    6.5 CM finally impressed me & Magnetto Speed Hit indicator T1000 pretty cool

    I have a LMT MWS in 6.5 and a Bergara in 6.5. Both guns very nice and the round has shot amazingly accurate in such a variety of loads. But shooting long distance hadn’t overly impressed me until yesterday.

    I grabbed my Bergara and loaded 10 rounds of Mark’s 143 ELD’s, in my mag and said I’m going straight to 1,300 yards. Being mentally challenged I dialed in the wrong DOPE ( oh yes this scope has 12 mils in one revelation, not 10), then went 8/10 at 1,300 yards and shot a pretty tight group. It was 300WM ish, very impressed. So I guess now I’m a believer.

    Also, I bought a Magnetto speed T1000 that provides a hit indicator. It’s a little deal that velcro’s to the back of a target and flashes a red light when you make a hit. I bought for our to be attempt at 1 mile. Seeing 1,300 yard hits is tuff enough, so I can only imagine spotting one milers.

    Just a little chatter for the bolt gun forum trigger pullers.
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    Agreed. We've been playing with 6.5 Grab Ass for e few months now. It finally really lit up the 1300 yard gong with impacts largely only varying on wind. Vertical stringing was only 6 or so inches.
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    Why 143 ELD-X vs 140 or 147 ELD-M?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmd08 View Post
    Why 143 ELD-X vs 140 or 147 ELD-M?
    I think it happened to be what was available when Pappabear ordered components... Those and some lighter blem bullets if I remember correctly.
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    I think 143’s is what we were shooting. And I bought a bunch of 140 “blems”.
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    So you made 8/10 hits with the wrong DOPE dialed in? Or you started wrong then fixed it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pappabear View Post
    I have a LMT MWS in 6.5 and a Bergara in 6.5. Both guns very nice and the round has shot amazingly accurate in such a variety of loads. But shooting long distance hadn’t overly impressed me until yesterday.

    I grabbed my Bergara and loaded 10 rounds of Mark’s 143 ELD’s, in my mag and said I’m going straight to 1,300 yards. Being mentally challenged I dialed in the wrong DOPE ( oh yes this scope has 12 mils in one revelation, not 10), then went 8/10 at 1,300 yards and shot a pretty tight group. It was 300WM ish, very impressed. So I guess now I’m a believer.

    Also, I bought a Magnetto speed T1000 that provides a hit indicator. It’s a little deal that velcro’s to the back of a target and flashes a red light when you make a hit. I bought for our to be attempt at 1 mile. Seeing 1,300 yard hits is tuff enough, so I can only imagine spotting one milers.

    Just a little chatter for the bolt gun forum trigger pullers.
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    Fixed the come up, and then got the repeat hits.
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    Good shooting fellas. Yes those target hit indicators are worth it. We have been using them (upwards of 4 per target on the ELR stuff) and you wouldn't have a clue of impacts without them. One of these days I'll need to come shoot with you guys.

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    Now to throw a kink into this about the 6.5 in general. Has anyone here shot the 6.5PRC or thought about it? I purchased a Bergara Highlander in 6.5PRC and this rifle is easily the most accurate one I own. I don't have pics but I'm keeping 10 round groups easily within .75" at a 100 yards and have been shooting out to 600 yards with it and it is boring. 600 is the farthest I have to shoot. the 6.5 PRC is about 200 fps faster than the 6.5CM. I'm hunting with a load from Copper Creek Cartridge that has 140gr Berger Elite Hunter bullets going at 3000fps.

    The 6.5PRC maybe something y'all want to play with.
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    I've seen claims of over 3300 fps with 143 eldx out of a 6.5 prc using the new staball powder. That's 600 fps faster than I'm getting from my 6.5 creedmoor. It was a longer barrel I believe but still made me think....

    Quote Originally Posted by Watrdawg View Post
    Now to throw a kink into this about the 6.5 in general. Has anyone here shot the 6.5PRC or thought about it? I purchased a Bergara Highlander in 6.5PRC and this rifle is easily the most accurate one I own. I don't have pics but I'm keeping 10 round groups easily within .75" at a 100 yards and have been shooting out to 600 yards with it and it is boring. 600 is the farthest I have to shoot. the 6.5 PRC is about 200 fps faster than the 6.5CM. I'm hunting with a load from Copper Creek Cartridge that has 140gr Berger Elite Hunter bullets going at 3000fps.

    The 6.5PRC maybe something y'all want to play with.

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