If the 7 x 30 Waters is so good
:-D You posted the BC for the Scenar in 6.5. How about one for the Scenar in 7mm? Let's bring up specialty bullets, but lets talk apples and apples and oranges and oranges. You proved yourself how close the BC is between 6.5 and 7mm with the two Nosler Bullets.
The deer I got last year dropped like a rock. It never even knew the difference between 6.5 mm and 7mm bullets.
I shoot silhouette at least once a month. None of those critters that fall know the difference between my 7x30 waters, 7TCU, 6.5TCU or 6.5BR.
If picking a 10" Contender barrel for deer hunting, I would grab that 7TCU every time over the 6.5TCU. I've seen the difference in knockdown at 200 meters with given weight bullets.
Last year I chose the 7x30 waters over the 6.5BR. Just because I had proven hunting bullets loaded and ready to go for it. I don't think any critter under about 500 pounds would be able to tell the difference between them out to about 250-300 yards. Beyond that, I wouldn't shoot either of them from a handgun.
If we start comparing ballistic coefficients, I guess I should forget about ever using my 357supermag with Nosler Partitions, my 44 mag, 41 mag, and few other in the safe. It doesn't matter that every one of them have taken elk, because I now know the 6.5 JDJ is going to be better, no matter what I shoot!! :?
Anyone want to buy some contender barrels? I got a whole lot of useless ones now! :-D
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