6BR Bullets/Whitetail deer

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by BillLarson, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. BillLarson

    BillLarson Well-Known Member

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    setting up a gun for my grandson... 9 years old.... on a rem. XR.... what bullets work on 150# whitetails.... 20-150 yds...????
     
  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    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.

    Jeff
     

  3. Randominator

    Randominator Active Member

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    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.
     
  4. long450

    long450 Well-Known Member

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    I would suggest something in the 80 gr range. Maybe the Nosler ballistic tip. It should be light recoiling and plenty devastating on deer.
     
  5. 300R

    300R Well-Known Member

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    I have used 95gr bergers and 105gr amax's both are very accurate too.
     
  6. joseph

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  7. SBruce

    SBruce Well-Known Member

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    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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  8. joseph

    joseph Well-Known Member

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    SBruce "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." "QUOTE"

    I don't get over 3000 fps with the 105 Bergers, but I read that other reloaders do get 3000 fps with the 105 gr. The BR gets real close to the .243 with better accuracy.

    6mmBR Cartridge Guide

    gt40
     
  9. SBruce

    SBruce Well-Known Member

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    Good to know, Interesting.
     
  10. sniperjwt

    sniperjwt Well-Known Member

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    I agree the BR is much better than the standard 243 i use the 105 bergers in mine shooting 2929fps