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6.5's Finally Legal for PA Elk!!!

Hopefully!!! My 6.5 Swede may finally have a future for a crack at a PA Elk ...if ever drawn!! I have voiced my support to the PGC so many times & appears finally appears they agree!!!!!!!

6.5 MM CREEDMOOR COULD BECOME LEGAL ROUND FOR ELK

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave preliminary approval to a measure that would permit the stateís elk hunters to use the 6.5 mm Creedmoor round and related .26 caliber firearms.

Existing regulations require elk hunters to use firearms that are .27 caliber or more, with bullets of at least 130 grains. But after a review, the Game Commission has determined that increasingly popular firearms in the .26 caliber range provide adequate and commonly accepted kinetic energies to efficiently and ethically harvest elk.

The change would allow use of .26 caliber firearms with bullets of 120 grains or more for elk hunting.

The measure will be brought back to the July meeting for a final vote.

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The "Needmore"...oh....that's "Creedmore" would be fine. OTOH, my hand loaded 6.5x55 Swede will push a 140gr. bullet 2,900fps. Faster and flatter than the Needmore can.
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LOL!! Sounds like this loooooonnnnggggg awaited change will finally be passed!!

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The "Needmore"...oh....that's "Creedmore" would be fine. OTOH, my hand loaded 6.5x55 Swede will push a 140gr. bullet 2,900fps. Faster and flatter than the Needmore can.
Sure. If you overload it.
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my cz 550 will do that with out blowing it up by a long shot with N-560. bottom rifle is the 6.5x55.
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This makes sense. Of course limiting by caliber alone has it's inherent flaws, but I see no issue with this.
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What would make sense is to adopt a Powerfactor rule ( like IDPA, IPSC etc)

Muzzle velocity X Bullet weight. Anything expanding bullet over the PF is legal.
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Good for you 6.5 guys. I know many have been asking for this. Although I don’t really understand why. But then again I a 30-06 165gr for deer, 1 1/8oz 3dram for trap, guy so I lean towards bigger is better.
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So it was no issue that the 264wm couldnít be used for elk, but along comes the Creedmoor and we gotta allow it?

Lol

Iím good with the change but the Creedmoor being the catalyst is lame.

And Iíve hit 2900 for a 140 in a swede with RL26 and no pressure symptoms.

That is safe ONLY in modern bolt rifles and NOT in any military 6.5x55 of any kind.

That rifle was a Win Model 70 fwt with a 22Ē barrel. I got to 2910 before hitting the upper limit.

That rifle settled in best at about 2830 and thatís where I wound up with the finished load.
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So it was no issue that the 264wm couldnít be used for elk, but along comes the Creedmoor and we gotta allow it?

Lol

Iím good with the change but the Creedmoor being the catalyst is lame.

And Iíve hit 2900 for a 140 in a swede with RL26 and no pressure symptoms.

That is safe ONLY in modern bolt rifles and NOT in any military 6.5x55 of any kind.

That rifle was a Win Model 70 fwt with a 22Ē barrel. I got to 2910 before hitting the upper limit.

That rifle settled in best at about 2830 and thatís where I wound up with the finished load.

Someone with a little influence bought one.
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