I too have a Stag model 6, 24" bull 1-8 twist, and I shoot 50gr, V-Maxes, and 50 gr. Barnes Varmint Grenades loaded with 26grains of Hogdon Benchmark powder & CCI S.R. Primers. I bought 500 rounds of Federal 55 gr. fmj from Cheaper than Dirt when I bought the gun. Broke it in with some of them, and reload that brass. Mine shoots that load awsome, and I have not tried any others? Maybe I'll try some heavier bullets for those windy days, but I sure like those 50's I have now!!