6.5x47 lapua use for mulies?

DuckDogDr

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Guys does this round have enought juice for a mule deer at 300 yards?
Considering taking my new rifle on a booked hunt in November.
 

PathFinder

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It's an ideal muley cartridge. I wouldn't hesitate to run it out to 1k. Any good 130+ grain bullet will do you well. If you're thinking it might be marginal, prepare to be surprised.

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Mashthegas

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I shot a cow elk with mine last year at around 270 yds and it got the job done with no problems. Definently enough for muleys well past 300.
 

Panfish1

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I have a 6.5x47 Lapua and have shot several antelope, mulies, and whitetails with it out to 475yds. I use 129gr Accubonds and also 123gr VMAX. The Vmax is maybe not the best bullet for this application but, if you shoot them like a bow shot (broadside double lung shot), it drops in their tracks.
 
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DuckDogDr

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Thanks guys. I was hoping was going to be done in time for my trip, but doesn't look like it will be anyhow.
 

Supertrucker

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I shoot a 6.5 Creedmoor with the Hornady 143 eld-x and shot a medium sized 4 point Muley at 550 yards in SE Oregon a couple years ago. Complete pass through and the buck went 10 yards.
 

Mashthegas

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Last week I shot a cow elk in the shoulder at 467 yds with a 130 gr. ELDM and found the bullet under the hide on the far shoulder.
 
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