I'd be interested in your opinions guys. What bullet weight do you use in 6.5x55 and what hold over do you need to apply at 200 yards?
I use a 6.5x55 now for all of my stalking. That's mainly roe in woodland and forestry with some sika in forestry and reds on the hill. Ranges regularly out to 200 yards across clearfell and hinds on the hill.
As the only ones they had in the gun shop at the time were 156 grain Norma Vulkans I got those, however on the Norma app it said these drop 6.7 inches at 200 yards which means on a roe kid you are aiming over their back (I don't dial in.) I wondered if I was using the app was right so tried them on a target and they, indeed had dropped over 6 inches. Seems a bit loopy?
The gun shop now have in stock only 140 grain Federal and Winchester so not sure they'd be a lot better. Does anyone use 120/126/129 grain?
I used to use a .243 for everything bar red stags and with 100 grain ammo they'd only drop two inches at 200 yards.
Thanks in advance