Re: 6mm Partition Question
I have shot deer at 270 yards with the 95 gr NP at 3020 fps, and it plugged through no problem. Nosler Partitions leave a very distiguishable bloodtrail. I can say that I have never lost a deer shot with a NP with my 243, 2506 or 300WM. I have never recovered a bullet either.
This year I will be hunting with a new 243. It is a Sako Forester. I am shooting 85 gr NP @ 3420 fps. I don't think the deer will like this combo very much.
With my 2506, I shoot 100 gr NP at 3490 fps. This combo has taken several head from 25 feet out to only 95 yards. I have not been able to strech this one out. The deer fear it soo much they come closer out of respect I guess. LOL!
I just prefer the lighter bullets simply because the bullet design lends itself to penetration; therefore, I choose to boost my velocity as far as I accurately can. For East TX whitetails, I don't have to buck the wind or worry about anything too big for my 85 gr NP. I guess I am lucky in that respect.