Sellier and Bellot 6.5 Creedmoor 131 Grin Review

May 23, 2023
David Sunnyside

sellier and bellot 65 creedmoor 131 grain review

Located in Vlasim, Czech Republic and now part of the massive CBC group of ammunition manufacturers Sellier and Bellot is a trusted global brand that has formed high-performance ammo for shooters and hunters since 1825. Their cartridges are subject to stringent QA and inspection processes in order to ensure that every round they produce will perform as expected under real-world conditions. This 6.5 Creedmoor load is no exception. Its uniform propellant charge enables a stable muzzle velocity of 2,740 fps (21-3/4" test barrel), while the 131 grain soft point projectile delivers a consistent G1 ballistic coefficient. Its partial jacket and bare lead tip allow the bullet to deform and expand upon impact, gouging a wider, nastier wound channel through rugged game animals' tough hides.

This slug's partial copper alloy jacket ends just before its lead core, exposing the malleable 131 grain soft point projectile's bare lead tip on impact. This exposes the core to wide terminal expansion while also fortifying it to penetrate targets admirably. Additionally, the bullet's streamlined shape grants improved aerodynamics and facilitates its in-flight stability. It is worth considering for implementing where hollow points are banned, as it can still deliver the same performance to take down your game of choice.

Each box of ten rounds features a new brass casing and non-corrosive Boxer primer that are suitable for reloading. Whether you're at the range or in the back 40, this is an excellent choice for hunting varmints and small to mid-size game!

David Sunnyside
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