6mm bullets

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by 257speed, May 26, 2006.

  1. 257speed

    257speed Well-Known Member

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    Building a 243 WSSM, with a 1/8 twist, plan to shoot the 100gn plus bullets. Does anyone have any experience with these on game. Plan on using this gun for coues whitetail, which are very small deer. Thanks
     
  2. reed mosser

    reed mosser Well-Known Member

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    Try the 105 A-max it should work perfect for you.
     

  3. bailey1474

    bailey1474 <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    I think I'd give my vote the Amax as well. It will expand more reliably than the Berger. Although I am shooting the Berger now and have no intention of changing.
     
  4. uncleB

    uncleB Well-Known Member

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    dont want to get Reed and Bill ticked at me but I disagree on the 105 A-Max it is a varmint bullet at best. out of my 6-284 if they dont blow-up coming out of the muzzle they will blow-up even touching a blade of grass down range, the only VLD type of bullet that will handle wssm velocities is the Sierra 107gr MK plus they have a higher B.C.
    UB
     
  5. bailey1474

    bailey1474 <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    the 105 A-Max it is a varmint bullet at best.

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    A Coues deer ain't much bigger than a varmint!! I didn't look @ the caliber you were using. UncleB may be onto something w/the Sierra being the only bullet that will hold together. Never know till you try!!
     
  6. lerch

    lerch <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    I agree the SMK will be better for any kind of bone hit. The AMAX is a hell of a bullet, it does blow up easy but for a long shot it will still expand a little as I have seen. I am planning on shooting this in my Cooper 6br this fall, i will lose a little to the berger but i will gain some expansion. the slightly heavier SMK will favor your twist, but if you go after real long range varmints like pdogs I would switch to the amax and load it around 3100 fps, shouldnt blow up then


    steve
     
  7. 257speed

    257speed Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. Is it the general thought that the bergers are too thin of a jacket in this caliber/weight and speed.
     
  8. dogz

    dogz Member

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    The first bullet I'd be for trying would be the 95 NBT, if it shot then I would call it load developement done.

    When hunting and guiding in Sonora I used the 70 and the 95 NBT out of my 6/06 and it worked like a charm on those lil whitetails.

    Number next would be the 107 MK.

    I also have some of the old 100 NSB's that may just work great as well.

    Mark D
     
  9. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    257, i've got a 6wssm, only has a 22" 9T Kostyhsyn(i can never spell that right)barrel. the 105 A-max is a great deer killer.for those small couses deer, especially if you're reaching out a bit,i don't think you could beat it.
     
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