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Posted: 8/25/2005 12:20:13 PM EDT
I just got a really nice 6.5x55 sporterized mauser its really nice and accurate like no other. Now I just cant figure out what kinda ammo I will want to shoot out of it for deer. I will be shooting out to a maximum distance of 250 yards I will probably try to get a shot at one 100-200 yards away. I want something thats going to have the accuracy and punch.

Link Posted: 8/25/2005 1:25:13 PM EDT
Hornady 6.5 X 55 140 GR Spire Point

Velocity (fps) / Energy (ft-lbs)
Muzzle 100 yd 200 yd 300 yd 400 yd 500 yd
2525/1982 2341/1704 2165/1457 1996/1239 1836/1048 1685/882

Trajectory (inches)
Muzzle 100 yd 200 yd 300 yd 400 yd 500 yd
-1.5 2.4 0.00 -9.9 -28.5 -57.4

Link Posted: 8/25/2005 1:26:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2005 5:06:15 PM EDT by BobCole]
Most commercial ammo will most likely be similiar to performance, IMO. Federal, Remington, etc. probably won't have too much spread in velocity. About your only options may be bullet type, i.e. Ballastic Point, soft point, etc.

I have a Swiss Mauser in 6.5x55 but I only shoot FMJ in it so I don't have to think or plan too much for it.

I'll check my catalogs when I get home & see what they may say?

Adding: Looks like Remington only offers a Core-Lokt Soft Point @ 125gr @ 2,353 fps @ 100 yards. Might want to find several brands & see what your guns likes best?
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