Few years ago bought one of these it was a stainless Browning and really liked the feel of the gun.It had been recommended by a gun dealer I knew as excellent for deer ,a while before he went to prison for tax evasion ,you know the one, but have to admit I did like the guy ?
Went stalking with it with a friend who had authority on a good piece of land.Across a small valley about 200 yds shot at two roe deer .One ran away through the wood and the other stayed in the wood ,my friend was going ballistic for apparently missing the deer.I wasnt feeling very good either.
We went to look and found the deer that my friend finished off.The deer had been hit by me in the engine room with a small entry wound and small exit wound the bullet not having expanded , from the location I would have expected damage to the heart.
The other deer had left a blood trail that my friend assured me was from the lungs.
The ammunition I used was 129g soft point ,this was all they had as this calibre was reasonably new (as regards being popular) in this country at the time.
I then went stalking on an estate in Scotland after Red deer and the keeper asked what rifles I had brought and told him I had the 6.5 and a 270,
He said that he did not mind me using the 270 but did not want me to use the 6.5 as they had had some runners recently and they had all been from people using the 6.5 ?
I returned the rifle to the shop.
I know a lot of people use the round so have I just been unlucky ?