Re: 6x284 105gr Lapua on whitetails?
For hunting past 500 yards with a 6mm-284, you may also want to take a look at the 105 gr Berger and 105 gr A-max as they will open up better at the longer ranges. Only problem with these, generally, the 6-284 can drive them faster then they are designed to handle so it could be that they will not survive the launch speed unless you tone them back a bit.
The tipped A-max is a much more dramatic expander at long range but remember at closer ranges, dramatic expansion can turn into explosive expansion which is also not wanted.
Even though the big 6 will carry plenty of energy past 600 yards even for deer size game, I personally feel this is about its limits mainly because of bullet performance. the 107 gr is pretty good at closer ranges because of its heavier jacket and does well out to around 600 yards if you drive them to top velocities.
You are correct, loosing a deer could be extremely detrimental to your wifes desire to keep hunting!!!
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