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Using the Woodleigh Weldcores in 160 gr.for hunting Whitetail deer.

05 Jul 2019
@ 10:13 am (GMT)

Gary gee

I load the Woodleigh Weldcores in 160 gr. for my 6.5 Creedmoor,to about 2500 fps.I would like any information or in put on using them to shoot big Whitetail deer.Any advice is welcomed,thank you.

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28 Jul 2019
@ 08:24 am (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: Using the Woodleigh Weldcores in 160 gr.for hunting Whitetail deer.
Hi Gary, only just saw this sorry. The deer would need to be very large, in excess of 200lb to ensure that this particular bullet meets some resistance.

This is a less than ideal situation because the velocity / energy is low and chances are game resistance is not high either. The bullet may mushroom but the wound may be no more than a half inch in diameter with some bruising around it.

Best results will occur if you drive into major bones. So if possible, keep your shots well forwards.

The KB has more relvent info - see 6.5x55. I also put a time stamped video in the forum thread - Game killing (Lane salvato's thread), shows the 6.5x55 140gr SST versus a pig.

All the best.
30 Jul 2019
@ 12:36 pm (GMT)

Warwick Marflitt

Re: Using the Woodleigh Weldcores in 160 gr.for hunting Whitetail deer.
You'd be better off with a 140gn Partition at 2850fps that's what I get from my reloads with The Stainless Sako 75 in 6.5x55 swede

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30 Jul 2019
@ 12:39 pm (GMT)

Warwick Marflitt

Re: Using the Woodleigh Weldcores in 160 gr.for hunting Whitetail deer.
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30 Jul 2019
@ 12:42 pm (GMT)

Warwick Marflitt

Re: Using the Woodleigh Weldcores in 160 gr.for hunting Whitetail deer.
30 Oct 2019
@ 07:47 am (GMT)

Magnus Vassbotn

Re: Using the Woodleigh Weldcores in 160 gr.for hunting Whitetail deer.
Hi.

We are five guys using the 160 pp @ 2500 fps from 6,5x55, for scandinavian red deer.
Animal live weights are typically 180-250 pounds for adults, and 100 pounds for calves.
Between us, we've now shot around 40-50 animals with this load, all at close to moderate ranges (inside 150 meters).
Like Nathan says, wounding is modest/ light, but in our case, that's what we're after. A mild meat load. Shot reactions are somtimes very weak, almost nothing at all, but all animals have dropped well within 100 meters, much shorter with hits in the shoulder bone. We do tend to aim just there, so that's partly why we favour just such loads for meat.
Generally we're very happy with this load, but if you hunt in very thick stuff and tend to shoot behind the shoulder, it makes little sense to use this load (meat damage is low anyway).

For more quick kills from 0 to 350 meters or so, I can warmly recommend the 140 Accubond at around 2750-2800 fps. It can do some serious damage when it hits bone up close, but is generally very reliable at a wide range of impact velocities. Bc is good, and it works well with regards to wind drift and expansion out to 400 meters (440 yards), but here I believe I have observed slower kills.
We used this load as an allrounder in the past, and probably shot 70-100 animals between the 5 of us.

Nowdays we use the ELD-X 143 @ 2750 for anything past 150-200 meters, in combination with the 160 PP. This load is utterly devestating at close ranges, especially with shoulder hits. Just a total mess. But after 2-300 meters, it really starts to shine. We've shot 20-30 animals at 250-350 meters with it, a few at 400 meters, and a couple at 500 meters. All good wounds. Both those at 500 were hit behind the shoulder, and the bullets really worked well. Like a "normal" hunting load at normal ranges.

So to sum up - For all round use from 0 to 400 yards, the AB is good. As a dual load, the 160 PP and the 143 ELD-X is great, so long as you're able to work with the different POI.

Kind Regards

Magnus Vassbotn, Norway
13 Nov 2019
@ 08:43 pm (GMT)

Iain

Re: Using the Woodleigh Weldcores in 160 gr.for hunting Whitetail deer.
Thanks Magnus. Good info.
 

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