120 grain Barnes TTSX in my 6.5-06
I went to the shooting range yesterday to chrono my 6.5-06 reloads with the 120 grains Barnes TTSX bullet.
I reloaded the ammo last year and used it last autumn when hunting Fallow deer and Roe deer with great results.
The precision is great with 3 shot groups under 1/2" at 100 meters.
The average measured speed is 3367 fps(1026 m/s)
My gun has a Shilen stainless steel super match grade barrel that is 63 cm long.
My Winchester cases are filled with 56 grains of N160 and I use Federal 215 primers.
After the chronoing and checking ballistic charts I have decided to sight the gun to center hit at 250 meters.
Then I can aim straight on out to 300 meters and I don't plan to take longer shots than that unless an animal is wounded.