Post by elkman1310 on Jun 27, 2018 22:07:46 GMT -5
Well they didn't shot well at 1k the other day so today I dropped back to 365yards and several load combinations and seat depths to see if they would group. I can some it up in one word NO!
This bullet just like the 110gr SMK 6mm and the 187 and 197 SMK all use the same long ogive sleek design that is a real pain to try and make shoot. So I went back to the 142gr bullet and it shot well at 100 yards and it shot well at 365 yards and tomorrow morning I will test them at 1k if the weather is good.
The Berger 210 VLD match bullet can be hard to tune but it will shoot once you find out were you need to seat them in your rifle. Some let a .01 jam others all the back .100 or more these Sierra's don't seem to like anything and if a bullet has such a narrow window of where it will shoot small I am not interested in using it.
Post by elkman1310 on Jun 28, 2018 11:18:43 GMT -5
Well tested this new gun today at 1K with the 142gr SMK same load that shot the best at 365 shot very good at 1,000 yards. only 2 1/2 inches of vertical 6 3/4 inches horizontal and conditions were not great it just finished storming. The 142gr SMK has been the bullet to beat in the 6.5 for a long time I don't know why they try and do such a radical design change because the 142gr got on target with the same elevation. It's a little disappointing not to be able to get those new 150gr to shot that what I built the gun fun but that's how it goes.
I guess it's all about sales in the end.
Last Edit: Jun 28, 2018 11:19:48 GMT -5 by elkman1310