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

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Did you mean the TSX or Tipped TSX? The TSX comes in 85 gr, the tipped tsx is 80gr.

Yes I meant the 80 TTSX. I am just used to the older 85 TSX.
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    coyotezapper - I'm a little confused, are you recommending the 80 TTSX or the 85 TSX? I'm thinking of reconsidering the 85 TSX, especially since I read a few posts where folks load them and the 85 gr SGK and can switch back qand forth between the two as bullet trajectories are very close. Is copper fouling still a problem? Last time I tried Barnes I would get 10-15 rnds down the tube before I had to scrub it.

    ovastafford - I do have some 95gr and 100 gr partitions I'm going to work up loads for. Nice to see someone recommend the ole' tried and true corelokts.
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    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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    +1 good bullet, my br runs out of gas to show the full potential of this bullet.
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    Re: Advice on 6mm bullet for Muleys and Hogs...

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    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.

    Jeff
    Unfortunately, I don't have the twist to stabilize that particular bullet....

    Keep the suggestions coming!
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    I have been reloading for various 6mm's for the last ~10yrs, .243, .243 ackley, 6mm, 6mm ackley & the 6mm-284; bullets anywhere from the 75gr V-Max to the 107 SMK & taken animals with nearly all of them. The most consistant performers on larger game has been the Barnes, I have not shot anything bigger than a coyote with the partition as my 6mm ackley is only 1-12" twist which pushes an 85grn Partition @ 3500fps (outstanding on varmints!). As to your fouling question, the old Barnes X bullets fouled badly but I put up with it because of bullet performance; i have in FACT seen a huge reduction in fouling & an increase in accuracy with the TSX & MRX (which I use in nearly all of my rifles from 6mm to .458). I do believe the TSX may still foul slightly & i mean slightly more than conventional bullets; however, the added performance, IMHO is well worth the extra effort. I know people who shoot a LOT of partitions & love them, unfortunately I do not have the experience to provide any usefull info on Nosler bullets.
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    Re: Advice on 6mm bullet for Muleys and Hogs...

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    coyotezapper - I'm a little confused, are you recommending the 80 TTSX or the 85 TSX? I'm thinking of reconsidering the 85 TSX, especially since I read a few posts where folks load them and the 85 gr SGK and can switch back qand forth between the two as bullet trajectories are very close. Is copper fouling still a problem? Last time I tried Barnes I would get 10-15 rnds down the tube before I had to scrub it.

    ovastafford - I do have some 95gr and 100 gr partitions I'm going to work up loads for. Nice to see someone recommend the ole' tried and true corelokts.

    Either one. The only difference is the plastic tip. The 80 gr. TTSX you will be able to run a litltle faster( 75 fps.) but not much. I have run the 85 gr. TSX @ 3450 fps. and it works great.
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    Either one. The only difference is the plastic tip. The 80 gr. TTSX you will be able to run a litltle faster( 75 fps.) but not much. I have run the 85 gr. TSX @ 3450 fps. and it works great.
    Great, thanks! Mind sharing your recipe for the 85 gr TSX?
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