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6.5mm 123gr Amax

22 Oct 2015
@ 08:06 pm (GMT)

Vincent Holle

I am just wondering if anyone here has any experience with this projectile. I have seen the results of the 140 Amax in the knowledgebase would like to know how the 123 compares for hunting game such as whitetails and feral hogs. Velocity would be in the 2900-3000 range.


23 Oct 2015
@ 02:12 am (GMT)

Bob Mavin

Re: 6.5mm 123gr Amax
Hi Vincent
I think the 123g V-Max would be too volatile at those velocities. 140gn would be better.
23 Oct 2015
@ 04:04 am (GMT)

Warwick Marflitt

Re: 6.5mm 123gr Amax
140 gr A max or partition are the best I've been using them.
25 Oct 2015
@ 01:57 am (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: 6.5mm 123gr Amax
Hi Vincent, this may be cruel (surface blow up) if you hit a boar in the shield, especially a mud encrusted boar.

The other guys have given good advice.


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