The 6.5mm/.264 inch bore has recently enjoyed a resurgence of interest. Several rifle manufacturers currently produce 6.5x55mm sporters, exposing a new generation of shooters to this famous old Scandinavian service and hunting cartridge. Competitive HighPower and Silhouette shooters have also shown great interest in the 6.5mm bore size.
The 107 grain 6.5mm HPBT bullet #1715 is the lightest of the 6.5mm MatchKing. It is appropriate for the magnum cartridges as well as smaller capacity cartridges in this caliber.
While they are recognized around the world for record-setting accuracy, MatchKing and Tipped MatchKing bullets are not recommended for most hunting applications. Although MatchKing and Tipped MatchKing bullets are commonly used for varmint hunting, their heavier jackets will not provide the same reliable explosive expansion at equivalent velocities in varmints compared to their lightly jacketed Hornet, Blitz or Varminter counterparts.
|Dia. (inches)||Weight (grains)||Sectional Density||Ballistic Coefficients and Velocity Ranges|
|0.264||107||.219||.430 @ 3350 fps and above|
|.420 between 3350 and 2800 fps|
|.406 between 2800 and 2300 fps|
|.395 between 2300 and 1800 fps|
|.385 @ 1800 fps and below|
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