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    6.5-284 and meat damage

    I have been using my 6.5-284 with 140gr Berger VLD hunting (~2850fps) on Roe, Muntjac and the occasional fox that gets in the way. The accuracy is amazing, but the exit wound is horrendous. Can anybody recommend another bullet that's just going to knock him down, not blow him apart?

    Thanks

    Z

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    less frangible, thicker jacket, bonded or "locked" to limit expansion
    avoid hitting shoulders other than blade

    Interbond, Interlock, Partition, Accubond, A Frame,

    or Copper
    TTSX, TSX

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    140 grain Hornady Interlock.
    Is there a time and place for spontaneity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidewinder View Post
    I have been using my 6.5-284 with 140gr Berger VLD hunting (~2850fps) on Roe, Muntjac and the occasional fox that gets in the way. The accuracy is amazing, but the exit wound is horrendous. Can anybody recommend another bullet that's just going to knock him down, not blow him apart?

    Thanks

    Z
    120gr Barnes TTSX or Barnes 127gr LRX I use these in my 6.5x55 at 2900-3100 fps Best Projectile i have ever used. I personally never thought I'd find a Projectile better than Nosler Partition but have to say the Barnes are

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    Thanks. Yea I was thinking of partition or TTSX. I used a 225 gr TTSX on an elk once dropped him on the spot. I know different animal but no meat damage. Never used Interlock. Anybody have any thoughts on a 156gr Vulcan, Alaskan or Oryx? Thanks again.
    Last edited by Sidewinder; 16-05-2016 at 20:02.

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    Don't use 129sst as I have had them blow up on the way to the target.
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    The Norma bullets are great. Not great BCs but hit hard and stay together.

    Best,

    Scrummy
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