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6 mm Norma BR. ok for goats & mulies?

I Have a 6mm Norma BR. with a 1 in 8" twist that shoots Berger 105 Hunting VLDs very well. What do you think the maximum range would be if you think it will be humane kills.

If not a good choice I would buy a 7mm WSM.

joseph

PS: Oops, for prong horns & mulies.

Last edited by joseph; 08-30-2009 at 05:40 PM. Reason: not mountain goats.
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    Re: 6 mm Norma BR. ok for goats & mulies?

    I would skip it. I was considering using mine this year for speed goats BUT the wind is more of a problem than anything. I've killed a few deer @ 500 yards and over with the 6br, the longest being 760 and that was a tough kill even with a good shot. The 107 works well out to 400 then things get tougher. If I could pick the conditions I would bring mine out this year, but I cant bank on the Wyoming wind.
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    Re: 6 mm Norma BR. ok for goats & mulies?

    I'd absolutely use that combo!
    Max range would depend as to how tight group's are in the vital zone.
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    Re: 6 mm Norma BR. ok for goats & mulies?

    I'm watching this thread with great interest as I have just built myself a lightweight 6mmBR specifically for longish range varmint & goat busting.
    I'm still working on the load development and have chosen the 95gr Berger VLD as I have a 24" barrel so as not to add too much length when the suppressor is added. I think it should be more than capable to 600yards
    given the right weather conditions & good shot placement. Hopefully
    I can get out in the field soon to test this. Good Luck
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    Re: 6 mm Norma BR. ok for goats & mulies?

    I have limited experience with the 6BR, I just put one together this spring, I only got a couple hundered rounds down the pipe. Its a long range varminter, but I would use it on speed goats out to 600yds. The accuracy is there, with good bullet selection and a well placed shot it should be a done deal.

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    Re: 6 mm Norma BR. ok for goats & mulies?

    Joseph,
    I guess i shouldn't be suprised with only a small amount of answers for you (& me). Perhaps you should also post the question over a www.6mmbr.com on the forums for perhaps a better response.
    I think the short answer is - if the weather is right (not too windy), target is ranged & compensated for (dial in the scope with accurate, tested drop chart)
    and with a good rest 600 yards is doable with a good "nut behind the butt"
    A local F-classer shooter who upon hearing I were building a 6mmBR for hunting simply "that will do just fine to 600yards". Incidently he is a very capable f-class shooter who is very highly ranked and yes shoots the 6mmBR.
    I be posting some field results hopefully not it the too far future.
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    Re: 6 mm Norma BR. ok for goats & mulies?

    Do your part and it will work but, 600 is a long way for a little cartridge. I use it on a regular basis as a deer cull rifle and it works fine. Again dont expect spectacular kills the further out you get more often the further the deer run before they die. You will get a lot of good advice from all kinds of good shooters but untill you kill a bunch of deer It's easy to just say it will be fine. I shot a doe at 760 and it didn't even know it was hit. I watched the hit and it just walked off and stood there for about 30 seconds before it fell over dead. Most hit at longer range 400+ run. Goats in open country are one thing deer that can run into woods are another.
    Just my .02
    The last doe I shot at 465 yards DRT accuracy is not a problem and neck shots work extremely well
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