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My first game animal with the 6.5-284 Winchester

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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,561 Senior Member
    Here are the obligatory autopsy photos. For those interested in such things.

    140gr Hornady A-Max
    Muzzle Velocity:
    2,798 fps
    Impact Velocity:
    2,616 fps (estimate)

    Entrance
    IMG_4907-Copy_zps5dd93639.jpg

    Entrance Under Hide
    65-284WinBlackbuck11-19-1425_zps4e20d91a.jpg

    Entrance Under Shoulder
    65-284WinBlackbuck11-19-1426_zpsdeda5960.jpg

    Entrance / Meat Removed (broke 1 rib)
    65-284WinBlackbuck11-19-1427_zps7ea469e5.jpg

    65-284WinBlackbuck11-19-1428_zps968a5ab4.jpg

    Entrance / Ribs Removed
    65-284WinBlackbuck11-19-1429_zpsd84d55e4.jpg

    Entrance / Through Vitals (bullet passed through top of heart and front of lungs)
    65-284WinBlackbuck11-19-1430_zps03a70f9e.jpg

    Exit / Trough Vitals
    65-284WinBlackbuck11-19-1431_zps575d59c7.jpg

    Exit / Through Ribs (broke 2 ribs)
    65-284WinBlackbuck11-19-1433_zps83886e98.jpg

    Exit / Under Shoulder
    65-284WinBlackbuck11-19-1438_zps3662cfbf.jpg

    Exit / Under Hide
    65-284WinBlackbuck11-19-1435_zps3c3cb27b.jpg


    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 7,996 Senior Member
    That'll work
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,561 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    The AMax is not a hunting bullet. It's a target bullet.

    Yeah.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,527 Senior Member
    It is, it is a "target bullet" that works great on tissue:drool:
    cpj wrote: »
    The AMax is not a hunting bullet. It's a target bullet.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,561 Senior Member
    Here he is with my other two Blackbuck skulls.

    DSCN0409_zps170596ff.jpg

    Appears to be my second best. At least visually.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,141 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    The AMax is not a hunting bullet. It's a target bullet.

    Some people would say that using an AMax is not ethical....but then, some people are idiots....
    That is exactly the type of performance I want in a hunting bullet....
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    Sweet. One day I want to hunt some different critters like that.

    Yeah me too Farm Boy. But right now even a nice, Texas legal white tail buck would be different enough for me,

    :jester:
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • shootershooter Senior Member Posts: 1,186 Senior Member
    Great job, congratulations. I also love to hunt with the 6.5x284 and it's my favorite when I've gone to Wyoming for speed goats.

    You & Ernie have me convinced to try some "A-max" Hornady's for something other than paper punching. I have a 260 Rem. that
    I've got a few hunting loads worked up for with 129 SST's, but it shoots 123 A-Max's so well and its B.C. is higher (velocity too).
    Have you had any hunting experience with the 123 A-max bullets in 6.5?
    There's no such thing as having too much ammo, unless you're on fire or trying to swim!
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,561 Senior Member
    shooter wrote: »
    Great job, congratulations. I also love to hunt with the 6.5x284 and it's my favorite when I've gone to Wyoming for speed goats.

    You & Ernie have me convinced to try some "A-max" Hornady's for something other than paper punching. I have a 260 Rem. that
    I've got a few hunting loads worked up for with 129 SST's, but it shoots 123 A-Max's so well and its B.C. is higher (velocity too).
    Have you had any hunting experience with the 123 A-max bullets in 6.5?

    I have not used the 123gr A-Max. I considered it for my .260 Remington XP-100..........but decided to simplify things and go with the 140gr bullet for all my 6.5 cartridges. Just makes life easy that way.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,527 Senior Member
    Haven't used the 123's for hunting either yet. Would likely use them in the 15" 6.5x47 Lapua.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
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