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Unread 11-25-2010, 04:58 PM
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6BR Bullets/Whitetail deer

setting up a gun for my grandson... 9 years old.... on a rem. XR.... what bullets work on 150# whitetails.... 20-150 yds...????
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Unread 11-25-2010, 05:33 PM
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Re: 6BR Bullets/Whitetail deer

I have an 8 twist and mine loves the 107 SMK. I have taken coyotes and antelope with them and I would have no problem using them on deer at the distances you are suggesting or even 2 or 3 times that that far.

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Unread 11-25-2010, 09:19 PM
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Re: 6BR Bullets/Whitetail deer

I use a 100 grain Nosler Solid Base pushed by a healthy dose of IMR3031. Accuracy is excellent and so is the performance on whitetails.
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Unread 11-26-2010, 10:17 PM
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Re: 6BR Bullets/Whitetail deer

I would suggest something in the 80 gr range. Maybe the Nosler ballistic tip. It should be light recoiling and plenty devastating on deer.
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Unread 11-27-2010, 05:49 PM
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Re: 6BR Bullets/Whitetail deer

I have used 95gr bergers and 105gr amax's both are very accurate too.
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Unread 11-28-2010, 02:28 AM
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Re: 6BR Bullets/Whitetail deer

This is what I used in my 6mm Norma BR to kill this 8 pointer at 200 yds.

My new 6mm Norma draws first blood. - Georgia Outdoor News Forum

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Unread 11-28-2010, 03:34 AM
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Re: 6BR Bullets/Whitetail deer

My son has been shooting the 85 grn Barnes TSX in his 243 for about the past 6 seasons. Mule deer and antelope 100 yds and out to 250 yds max distance so far.

I realize the difference between the 6 BR and .243 Win is quite a bit in powder capacity, but I would assume you could still get approx 3000 fps with the 85 grain bullets?? Should be enough for the bullet to do it's job. The Tipped TSX may be even better at the lower velocity of the BR.

The Barnes have worked great for my son, and they've proven accurate. His rifle is just a Browing lever action with a cheap 4X scope, heavy trigger and very thick crosshairs..........still shoots 1 minute at 200yds off the bench.

Main reason I mention the Barnes, is the 20 yds distance you mentioned. Alot of bullets may not hold up and penetrate shoulder bones at that close of a distance, especially the thin jacketed type. IMO, a bullet blow up is likely at such close distances if any solid bone is hit..........the Barnes will not blow up.

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