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Old 07-18-2010, 05:59 PM
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Advice on 6mm bullet for Muleys and Hogs...

Well, I've shot out all my 100gr Nosler solid bases and I'm looking for a new bullet for my factory 243 700 with a 24" bbl, 1 in 9 1/8" twist. I will be hunting mule deer and hogs out to about 350 yrds and target shooting the same distance (that's as far as my range goes). I'm considering the 95gr or 100gr Nosler Partition, 100gr Sierra Game King, Swift Scirocco II or? Considered the Nosler e-tip, but a little to pricey to target shoot with. Never had much luck with Barnes. Considered Nosler Ballistic Tips and Berger Hunting VLD but I don't want a bullet that breaks up and does excessive meat damage. Your thoughts?
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Old 07-18-2010, 09:40 PM
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Re: Advice on 6mm bullet for Muleys and Hogs...

Barnes 85 TTSX or Berger 95 VLD. I know you said that you have had no luck with the Barnes but they will shoot. Don't try to load them like you do conventional bullets, let them jump.
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Re: Advice on 6mm bullet for Muleys and Hogs...

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Barnes 85 TTSX or Berger 95 VLD. I know you said that you have had no luck with the Barnes but they will shoot. Don't try to load them like you do conventional bullets, let them jump.
Did you mean the TSX or Tipped TSX? The TSX comes in 85 gr, the tipped tsx is 80gr.
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:59 AM
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Re: Advice on 6mm bullet for Muleys and Hogs...

I have always been told when in doubt shoot a partition!! Barns are good bullets but if you dont like them, then you just dont like them. Sounds like you would have alot more confidence shoothing the partition.
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Re: Advice on 6mm bullet for Muleys and Hogs...

I've seen the Bergers do some awesome work in those ranges on deer and elk out of a 243. A bullet that comes apart in the center of the animal does very little meat damage and TKO's them. I know they would rock the deer but hogs are in short supply in MT so I couldn't say on those, I've heard they can be tough.
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Re: Advice on 6mm bullet for Muleys and Hogs...

My 6mm bullet this year will be the 107 Sierra Match king. I shoot it from a 28" 1 in 8 twist in a 6mm br. I hit a yote facing me at 653 yards. Entered the front shoulder and exited with a 1 1/2" exit under the tail. I feel it will work well for my antelope and deer out to that distance.

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Re: Advice on 6mm bullet for Muleys and Hogs...

I would go with the partition or the cor lokt. I killed four mulies with my .243 when I first started hunting and they worked pretty good.
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