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6mm Remington for LR antelope hunting

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Unread 06-12-2006, 08:37 AM
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Re: 6mm Remington for LR antelope hunting

Last year a friend of mine used a Ruger # 1 in 6mm Rem to take an antelope at over 300 yards. He was shooting the 105gr Hdy A-Max. One shot, & from the looks of the wound. the bullet had plenty of punch left at impact. I don't know the specifics of the load he was using.
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Unread 06-12-2006, 08:37 AM
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Re: 6mm Remington for LR antelope hunting


The gun has a 10 twist barrel. I have messed around a bit with the 80-90 grain bullets, but as I originally built it for coyotes I have mostly shot the 70 grain bullets, which it likes. I will be shooting the 85 grain sierra and I will let you all know how it does with them.
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Unread 06-12-2006, 11:17 PM
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Re: 6mm Remington for LR antelope hunting

My rebarreled Argentine Mauser loves the 87 grain V-Max. Load consisted of 43 grain of IMR 4350 ignited by Federal match primer. The average velocity coming out of the 28" ten twist Shilen is 3300 fps. Very good varmint round but I would never use it on deer size game. V-max were designed with varmint in mind. A better deer or Pronghorn bullet would be the 95 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip or the 85 grain Barnes. Limit your shot to 350 yards max.
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Unread 06-13-2006, 06:26 AM
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Re: 6mm Remington for LR antelope hunting

I shot 85 gr Speers Boattails at small eastern whitetails from a FN mauser 240Wby in Douglas 1-10 twist. Range was usually under 100 yds. Bullets always exited. Construction is good, BC is good, accuracy is good.
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Unread 06-15-2006, 11:07 AM
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Re: 6mm Remington for LR antelope hunting

I'll have to throw my lot in with Fiftydriver on this one. I used 100gr Ballistic Tips out of a .25-06 a few years back on a 200+ lb Mulie, I've also dropped 2 120+ lb antelope with them. The Mulie was close, the antelope were 225 and 390. All 3 fell like someone had flipped an "off" switch. Meat damage was absolutely minimal, but internal trauma was unreal! Flat shooting, accurate and deadly. What more could you ask?
If there's a Varget load, try that in conjunction with CCI BR2 primers.... It's a combination that's never let me down.
I realize you're talking 6mm... My .243AI is way to slow twist for other than varmint hunting, but I would think that the 6mm 95s and .25 100s would be comperable.
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Unread 06-15-2006, 04:53 PM
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Re: 6mm Remington for LR antelope hunting

The 95gr. Combined Technologies bullet has performed well for me. The second image is a recovered bullet from a mule deer hunt several years ago. This bullet broke the deers back and went through the pelvis. I was suprised with the penitration and weight retention after hitting so much bone - however, the shot was taken at 125 yards.
The CT's and Balistic tips are essentially the same with the acception of the filmed coating. They are worth a try.

The third picture is of a 168 gr. CT and a 168 gr. A-Max. The CT's have a much thicker jacket (no news there).

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Unread 06-18-2006, 03:42 AM
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Re: 6mm Remington for LR antelope hunting

My antelope rifle is a 6mmremAI with a 1/10 twist and I use 95gr Nosler Partitions. Most of my shots have been around 200/300yds. We have some pretty good wind in eastern Co so I always take alittle heavier rifle along just in case. Well good luck.
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