6X47 for deer

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by blipelt, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. blipelt

    blipelt Well-Known Member

    Apr 5, 2008
    has anybody used the 115 dtacs for deer. I did some testing out at 950 on some mild steel and was impressed (3050ft/sec), but what about in close at say 300 does it act like a fmj or what I never thought about shooting close until I left for home.

    Thanks for the help

  2. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2007
    Shot a deer with the 115 Dtac about 3150 fps at 40 yards 243AI. No exit so I am assuming it doesnt act like a FMJ. I had the flu the day I shot that deer and didnt do the skinning but heard that damage was impressive. I would be more inclined to use that bullet for short range than long range. I would think that its thicker jacket may allow it to pencil through at lower velocities, but have absolutely no proof to back up that opinion.

  3. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

    Jun 18, 2007
    have killed several deer and a antelope with 115 DTAC's from 200-350 yards--MV was 2725fps-1 Shot kills.