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6mm ricochet free bullets

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Old 12-19-2011, 01:52 PM
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6mm ricochet free bullets

got a 243 wssm coming soon with a 8 twist, just wondering what you guys would use to try to eliminate ricochets? pelt damage is not a concern for me. I cant really find anything on the web about the 62 gvarmint grenades and recomended twists, barnes says 10 or faster, so I think I am good to go, but was wondering if you guys had any thoughts...
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:23 PM
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Re: 6mm ricochet free bullets

62g Varmint grenades suck on coyotes just FYI. They're great on prairie dogs but they tend to splash on coyotes. You'd be find with a 8T rifle. I still have 3/4 of a box of those things that i'll never shoot, unless i'm shooting them at prairie dogs.

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Old 01-24-2012, 09:18 AM
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Re: 6mm ricochet free bullets

With an 8 twist I would try the 87vmax or 105 Amax bullets, those 60 grainers are too light for an 8 twist barrel.
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:25 AM
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Re: 6mm ricochet free bullets

I use 88gr Berger varmints that work great in my 6-06 or 85gr Speer SPBT for coyotes. That 1:8 is really made for the heavies.

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Old 01-24-2012, 12:42 PM
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Re: 6mm ricochet free bullets

I've found the A-maxes to be more fragile than the Bergers. The midweight V-maxes should work well for you also. A lot of people swear by the 58 grain V-max as well. We haven't seen any splashes yet but the quartering-on shoulder shots may cause a problem. They are probably spinning far faster than they need to out of an eight twist but they seem to still be very accurate--and cheap too.
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:35 PM
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Re: 6mm ricochet free bullets

70 grain Nosler Ballistic Tips will come apart good
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Old 02-11-2012, 02:21 AM
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Re: 6mm ricochet free bullets

I use 55gr NosBalTips at 3780vt/s out of my .243. Some times the don't even go through a Jackal ore Caracal but entry damage is huge. For problem animal control that is what we look for.

Ballistic wise they are even better than .22-250 with 55gr's
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