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Latest Loads: 6.5 mm Creedmoor

Latest Loads: 6.5 mm Creedmoor

While newfangled, high-ballistic-coefficient, “long-range” bullets have seized the attention of various media outlets in recent years, the reality is that it’s the tried-and-true designs, such as Nosler’s Ballistic Tip Hunting, that fill the majority of hunters’ tags each fall. The lead-core projectile’s distinctive, sharp, colorful polymer tip and boat-tail base serve to enhance external ballistics while the tapered, gilding metal jacket and thick base lend to its 50-percent weight retention. Material “washed off” during expansion exacerbates damage to vital organs, resulting in rapid expiration of game. The projectile’s forte is thin-skinned species, such as deer and antelope, though in larger calibers it’s also successfully employed on game up to elk. Owners of 6.5 mm Creedmoor-chambered rifles who routinely hunt non-dangerous, medium-size species will find the recipe below to be a superb option.

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