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Thread: 6.5x55 for boar

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    6.5x55 for boar

    Ballistically the 140gr 6.5x55 is very similar to the 165gr 308 but is it OK for boar? Has anyone any experience if using the 6.5 fir boar?

    BE

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    For Driven Boar I would say it wouldn't be up to it and the rule is usually 7mm minimum. High seat,stalked etc where correct shot placement is more achievable I would say no problem. In USA they use .243 and .22lr on feral pigs....

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    Big ears the scandanavians bring down european elk (moose) with 6,5x55s so i dont think you would have any problem nailing porky. Ian.

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    I once hired a 6.5 x 55 in Lithuania for Boar from a High seat and it was the head forester that loaned it to me, it certainly did the trick with no problems.
    Driven with high adrenalin pumping through it will be a great difference.

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    Thanks guys, should have made myself clear thinking of high seat and not driven.

    BE

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    Should be fine. The 6.5 is good for getting through the tough shoulder shield. I'd go for Partitions myself.

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    Should be bloody excellent.
    I use 120 gn Sierras in my 260. Goes through a hog no worries.

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    The ammo I used in Lithuania was PPU soft point and it did well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMcC View Post
    I once hired a 6.5 x 55 in Lithuania for Boar from a High seat and it was the head forester that loaned it to me, it certainly did the trick with no problems.
    Driven with high adrenalin pumping through it will be a great difference.
    +1 on that one eddy. Quite a few of you had 6.5's on that trip and they certainly did the job. Driven is a different ball game.

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    Thanks guys puts my mind at rest. Will save money and think of something else for Santa to get me!

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