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Old 02-21-2006, 08:46 AM
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Sierra 6mm 85 gr HPBT

I am not a huge fan of Sierra bullets, never was actually. However I have just acquired a Win model 70 Featherweight in 243 WSSM. This is a terrific looking gun and super light to boot. With a Leo 3x9x33 compact it weighs 7.25 lbs ready to go. I was looking for a double duty bullet (mainly coyotes and an occasional antelope/deer). I figure this will be much easier than re sighting in , working up 2-3 different loads yada yada.... Anyway has anyone used these before on deer/antelope? What say you?
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Re: Sierra 6mm 85 gr HPBT

I've seen alot of posts where (surprisingly) that bullet has worked well on deer. I'm sure it's only gonna be good for behind the shoulder shots...not the bone crushers. And with the speed of the WSM I'd stay away from the close ups. It's been very accurate in my browning .243 I use it for a little paper punching and woodchucks. For deer I hunt here in the brush with 30 caliber. If it were me and I had deer in mind I think I'd try a box of 85 tsx's and get the confidence up for the bigger game.
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Re: Sierra 6mm 85 gr HPBT

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Go with the 85g Barnes Triple Shock X. At 3345 fps out of my 243 Win, it is nasty on coyotes and deer. At whatever velocity out of your WSSM, it will only get better. Forget about the horror stories of the past on load development for Barnes Bullets. The Triple Shock changed all that and is easy to work up. As for terminal performance, it just don't get no better than a X Bullet. My two cents.
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Re: Sierra 6mm 85 gr HPBT

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I use the TSX's on a number of rifles (mine and others') and I am quite familiar with their performance on the range and in the field. I totally agree with you. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] They do rock! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] Reason I asked about these is because I have a truckload of these Sierras.
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Re: Sierra 6mm 85 gr HPBT

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Reason I asked about these is because I have a truckload of these Sierras.

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Sell 'em all and buy a half a truckload of Barnes [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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that's good! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Sierra 6mm 85 gr HPBT

Hey Pop,

I've used the 85 Sierra in various .243 for 34 years or so. Deer out to 300, all in the lungs no problems . Varmints even further ,never had one run of after being hit with one .

Many different makes of factory 243 rifles over the years have responded well to either IMR 4350 or H4350 under this bullet usually starting around 41 grs up to 42.5 , this however was in std 243 .

hope this helps , Jim B.
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