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Old 05-13-2012, 05:28 AM
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which 6mm bullet for long range

I have a 6-284 on the way to my house from Benchmark. The 6mm has a 27'' 8 twist barrel on it. I am wondering what bullets you all recommend. Its going to be a "long range" coyote rig and future Pronghorn gun and occasional whitetail. Im torn between, 107 Matchking, 105 Amax, 105 Berger (already have a box), 105 Scenar. What do you guys recommend? AS you probably have come to realize i dont care about hide damage ha.
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:00 AM
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Re: which 6mm bullet for long range

I'm currently shootin' a 6mmXC. Sierra 107g MK and Berger 108g Target bullets land in one ragged hole @ 200yds. Certainly do the job on coyotes and pds' as far away as I can hit 'um. Haven't tried the others, see no need to. When the Bergers are gone, it'll be just the SMK. My barrel,,,, Shilen Select Match (that sat in its tube in the shop for 6yrs. before being used last yr.) 1 in 8 twist, finished @26", Melonite/Blk. Nitride treated. Pick the one that your barrel likes the best,, if you're lucky, it'll like 'um all!
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Re: which 6mm bullet for long range

I shoot the 105 Bergers and the 107 SMK's in my 6br 8 twist. I recommend you give both a try.

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Re: which 6mm bullet for long range

From day one with my 6-284 the 105 A-Max would blow-up before hitting the target, even if they work in yours they wont for many rounds. The scenar has the opposite problem, they are a great target bullet but have little to no expansion on game.
The 107gr SMK's and the Berger 105gr VLD's are the way to go
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:16 AM
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Re: which 6mm bullet for long range

Anyone shooting the 115 Berger VLD in their hot rod 6's for long range work????
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:05 PM
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Re: which 6mm bullet for long range

UncleB, i do recall reading about the Amax not holding together in the fast 6mm. I am glad you said that. I am a big fan of the Berger Bullets. I have shot them in the 68gr flat base, 70gr flat base, 87gr VLD (a yote hammer in a 243wssm in AR) and the 35gr in 204 ruger. I may buy a Box of the Matchking to atleast have to try. I am also curious if anyone has tried the 115gr.???
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:40 PM
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Re: which 6mm bullet for long range

Kevin Cram is building my dad a fast twist 6-06AI and I think the 115 Berger VLD is the first bullet they are working with so in time I'll have some information as to how well the 115 does in his hot rod 6mm.
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