6.5 Creedmoor factory cartridge recommendations

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I used Hornady 143 ELD-X on springbok and impala last year. One shot kills from 80 to 286 yds. Dropped them all in their tracks.
 

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I found a good deal on some 120 grain TSX cartridges and bought 2 boxes. It is quite light for a 6.5, but that is due mostly to the mono-metal material. Advertised 2910 fps, which is quite fast for a 6.5 creedmoor. I pulled one of the bullets and it is as long as a 180 grain 30-06 PSP. Tough bullet, plenty of velocity to still open at long range, plenty of sectional density to penetrate--too good to be true, or is the relatively light weight going to be a disadvantage?. I just don't know how to compare a copper bullet to a lead one, but it is certainly interesting. Anyone used these yet?
 

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