|Manufacturer||Sellier & Bellot|
|Bullet Weight||142 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Hollow-Point Boat Tail (HP-BT)|
|Ammo Caliber||6.5mm Creedmoor|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||2625|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||2172|
|Cost Per Round||$1.40 per round|
The HPBT is not a hunting bullet. The nose cavity in its tip is only there because S&B injects the bullet jacket with liquid lead. Once the core has hardened in place, it complements the HPBT’s highly concentric jacket to create a well balanced bullet. The HPBT’s sleek jacket tapers off to a boat tail that appreciably reduces in-flight drag.
The HPBT’s muzzle velocity out of a 23.5” barrel is 2,625 fps. Its G1 ballistic coefficient is 0.553 (G7 BC 0.278), which means the bullet should not undergo transonic destabilization until it has crossed 1,200 yards. That makes this a true 1,000 yard cartridge – assuming there’s a capable marksman squeezing the trigger, of course. But if you’re not at that level yet, this case of brass-cased, non-corrosive and reloadable rifle ammo will have you well on your way there.