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6BR Varmint Rifle, Bullet Choice Opinions

Hello all, I just had a new custom 6BR built for varmint hunting out to 600 yards. I went with a 1-8 twist barrel, and I am wondering what bullet you guys would recommend for varmint killing. I have heard the 105grn A-Max is probably my best bet for both BC and expansion. What about the 95grn or 105grn VLD Berger? how would they work for varmints. I would like to get your opinions on what bullet you guys think would work best. In the past I have used all varmint type bullets V-Max, Ballistic Tips and Blitz Kings, shot at high velocity. But after one of my hunting buddies had a 223 built to shoot the 75grn A-max and 80grn MK, I knew I needed to build something to shoot the high BC bullets too. The .22 cal, 75grn A-Max does a real good job on blowing up squirrels and Pdogs. Will the 105grn A-Max do the same, shot out of a 6BR, at let say around 2850fps? My barrel is a 1-8 twist, 28" Bartlein and it was throated to shoot the longer bullets. Any help or thoughts would be great.

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    Isn't there anyone out there using a 6BR with knowledge regarding the bullets in question. Any info would be helpful. Thanks.
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    I would try the 87 gr Vmax and the 95 Berger in that order.

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    Shoot the one that is the most accurate. The 105 Bergers will work fine, I built mine to use the 105 and it worked fine. I took several G-Hogs over 500 yards. I never got the 105 to fully settle in. I switched to 107 SMK's and never looked back. The longest I went was 726 on a G-Hog. I've also killed a bunch of deer with this combo. I took my buck the last day of the season at 500 yards he went about 30-40 yards. I'ts no laser but you get some decent kills, once in a while it will launch a g hog

    If the 87 or 95 are accurate I would 2nd that for what you want it to do.

    I like the 107 for its accuracy and performance on deer also.
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    If it is anything like the 6X47lapua 115 dtacs work well. Not sure I have never had a br before.

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    Thanks for the info guys.
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    Re: 6BR Varmint Rifle, Bullet Choice Opinions

    TheReeper- My 6BR has a 1-12 Twist and it really likes the 80 Gr Bergers, it does a great job on PDs.
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