6.5 PRC On Elk

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I got my wife a 260AI this year from RBros and the thing shoots lights out, she killed a 183 inch mule deer in Wyoming with it last week at 996. This really makes me feel good that its an elk capable cartridge, which I was a little unsure of. Thanks for the write up
 
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Congrats to you both, that is awesome. Funny how you say she wasn't comfortable with the 80 yard shot but then the 700+ yards was nothing. Good shooting! Have you been able to get an estimate on what the impact velocity would have been? Pretty cool that at that range the ELDM performed like that.
 
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Congrats to you both, that is awesome. Funny how you say she wasn't comfortable with the 80 yard shot but then the 700+ yards was nothing. Good shooting! Have you been able to get an estimate on what the impact velocity would have been? Pretty cool that at that range the ELDM performed like that.
We need to practice more off hand shooting:) The elk were moving through the tree fast. She is very proficient in the prone or off of shooting sticks. The impact velocity was 2000 FPS.


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Ryan, I know you know your way around many calibers so my question to you is would you consider this 6.5 as a one and only deer/elk caliber or would you be uncomfortable with that?
 
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Ryan, I know you know your way around many calibers so my question to you is would you consider this 6.5 as a one and only deer/elk caliber or would you be uncomfortable with that?
I don't think I am educated enough to say yet on the 6.5 PRC. It worked better than I expected at 80 yards. I would have liked to see what that first shot would have done on Tanya elk without the follow-up shot. The rifle is wickedly accurate and damn nice to shoot over the big 30 cals especially for Tanya.

We have three deer tags and two more elk tags, so I will probably have a better Idea on the PRC in a couple of months.
 

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Ryan, what BC are you using to get your dope to line up with the 147?

I'm pushing them at 2850 out of a 6.5x55 wildcat and had to bump it up to .715 G1 to get it to line up.

Pretty impressive bullet for sure.
 
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Ryan, what BC are you using to get your dope to line up with the 147?

I'm pushing them at 2850 out of a 6.5x55 wildcat and had to bump it up to .715 G1 to get it to line up.

Pretty impressive bullet for sure.
I had issues with this as well. I used Applied Ballistics custom curve and it’s been perfect out to 1400 yards.


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The only issues i know of are guys shooting them out of 28s..

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Haha, he is shooting them out of a 28. His daughter crushed this bull with my Redrock 28 Nosler using 180 ELD-Ms



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Haha, he is shooting them out of a 28. His daughter crushed this bull with my Redrock 28 Nosler using 180 ELD-Ms



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My buddies killed 2 bulls with them, but it took the 13 total shots. But to be fair, shooting them squarely in the shoulder at under a 100 isn't probably the best choice.

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We have three deer tags and two more elk tags, so I will probably have a better Idea on the PRC in a couple of months.[/QUOTE]

Ryan will you be posting the after actions on the 6.5 PRC for these tags on this thread??

Thanks



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Looking for that thread. What twist?
Factory tikka which i believe is 9.5. Hoping to have some more tags punched with it before i write a review. One of the bullets recovered from the elk was 108 grains on the hide of the exit. Shot a mule deer the same day at 250. Baseball size exit out of shoulder with some decent size jacket fragments recovered. Enoromous amount of damage that lead to a mostly unsalvagable shoulder.

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Just got back from Colorado. Tanya and I were lucky enough to kill two bulls with the 6.5 PRC with 147g ELD-Ms loaded in Bertram brass. The rifle is a Precise Rifle Solutions and very accurate.

The first day Tanya was up first but the elk were running through the trees and she did not feel comfortable with the shot so she handed me the rifle and I shot one at 80 yards. The Elk was quartering away, the bullet impacted the lower third of the bull and took out the heart and did a number on the lungs as well. The bullet didn't exist but the single wound left an easy to follow blood trail. The bull traveled a total of twenty yards.





Tanya's bull was shot at 715 yards. Again the bull was quartering away and the bullets impacted about six to eight inches behind the shoulder making a mess of the lungs. The bull spun on impact and Tanya sent another one into the shoulder. The first shot was fatal but we keep shooting elk till they are down. The bull only made it 5 yards. I did recover the second bullet just under the skin on the off side, it weighed 80 grains.




This combo excited my expectations on both shots. This little 6.5 is no Joke.

Congrats on the great looking bulls! Whats the story on your rifle(s)? Looks like a pretty sweet setup!
 
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