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123gr sst

Recently purchased 6.5cm ruger predator with 22"barrel. Gonna start reloading. Purchased 123gr sst. Bc .510 opted for this over 129gr sst cause of lower BC of .485. And 140gt sst is only .520 bc. Better muzzle velocity and both 123gr and 140gr drop under the 1000ft/lbs energy at around 600yarda. My shooting is mainly for hunting. Any info on which bullet is the better choice for hunting, and why? I plan on using 44.6gr imr4350.

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Reply #1
The true  BC for the 123 sst is  .462. But it still does well out to 600 with the higher start velocity.
The true 140 sst BC is .518
And the true 129 sst BC is .482
You didn't say what you are hunting but either are fine for deer.
I would shoot the bullet that is most accurate in your rifle.

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Reply #2
We hunt black tail, goats, pigs, axis, mouflon, long haired sheep in hawaii.
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Where did u get this data from?

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Reply #3
True BC are from Brian litz.
The toughest animal is probably pig but the 123-140 bullets are more then fine.

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Reply #4
Thanks for the info @velvetant