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6 mm Norma BR. ok for goats & mulies?

 
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Old 09-10-2009, 10:04 AM
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Re: 6 mm Norma BR. ok for goats & mulies?

If all goes well, the little bullet will do the job - but - some of those big Wyoming mulies are mighty tough and even walk off after hits from bigger cartridges.

I've successfully hunted mule deer with the 6mm Rem and my .25-06, but I think even those bullets are a little light at longer ranges. Just a thought. For longer ranges when the velocity has fallen off, I prefer a bigger bullet, say something in 7mm or .30 caliber to be sure of enough penetration on a 250 pound heavily muscled buck out there at 300+ yards.

BTW - the Berger VLD design works just like gunwriter John Barsness claims - nice penetration into the chest cavity, followed by utter destruction of the lungs & heart. Put that VLD in the boiler room and you're looking at success. I've only taken one mule deer with that bullet, but it worked well last season, and I may well use the VLD again this year.

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Old 09-14-2009, 06:13 PM
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Re: 6 mm Norma BR. ok for goats & mulies?

The WY Outfitter I used for the Prairie Dog hunt this summer used a 6BR, 80gr BT Match style bullet to fill his antelope doe tag last year with a single shot to the head at 500 yds.
Bottom line, it all depends on how well you can place your shot.
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