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Thread: 6.5 factory round for T3 stainless

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    6.5 factory round for T3 stainless

    After buying a new T3 in stainless. Has anyone any recommendations on factory rounds? Preferably
    140 grain. The dealer has some 140gr Hornady SST. Any advice appreciated.

    Reddeer1

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    Guy I know uses privi in his t3 6.5/55 and get good results so mu h so he sold his loading gear !!!!!
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    Jimmy

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    Quote Originally Posted by reddeer1 View Post
    After buying a new T3 in stainless. Has anyone any recommendations on factory rounds? Preferably
    140 grain. The dealer has some 140gr Hornady SST. Any advice appreciated.

    Reddeer1
    140gr SST is a great round in my Sako. Same twist rate, and made in the same factory, but get a couple of boxes and have a play as all rifles can be subtly different.

    Also try Fusion 140gr to compare a soft point round with the ballistic tip of the SST
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    120 nosler BT work very well in mine

    ​BE

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    Fed powershoks always gave me the best results in my 6.5 t3 (1/2 moa) .. moved to fusions when my local RFD ran out of PS and they were all over the place! Tried privi and they were god awful even included keyholing at 100yds!!!!!!

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    Just used the 140 grain Federal Fusions in my T3 with 20" barrel on a red hind and her calf at 200 yards - shot flat enough (I was zeroed 2.5 inches high at 100 yards so should be dead on at 200 according to Federal's ballistics data) and I got a nice exit hole but @ 2550fps claimed from a 24inch barrel, I would like something a touch faster when I have used up the batch of 100 I bought. No great claim for accuracy as I shot off hand for sighting in, but still got a 2 inch 3 shot group at 100 yards. It does the job!

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