|Bullet Weight||140 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail (FMJ-BT)|
|Ammo Caliber||6.5mm Creedmoor|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||2600|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||2101|
|Cost Per Round||$1.43 per round|
This cartridge is loaded with a 140 grain full metal jacket boat tail. It’s certainly capable of canceling any varmint’s afternoon plans, but it’s not what you’d want for bagging deer-sized critters. The solid point projectile ends in a gracefully tapered base, which helps it to stir up less drag as it courses downrange.
Aguila states that this round’s projectile exhibits a velocity of 2,426 fps at 100 yards. From that we can extrapolate that its G1 ballistic coefficient is approximately 0.509 (G7 BC ~0.256), which translates to a trajectory that doesn’t become subsonic and destabilized until around 1,050 yards.
This ammunition is loaded down south in Mexico with nonmagnetic bullets, reloadable brass cases and non-corrosive Boxer primers. Aguila is the key ammo supplier to the Mexican military, although this ammo was recently produced for the commercial market.