Best all round bullet for 6x47L

trucraft

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Hi.
I'm having a 20" 6x47L barrel chambered in the next week or so. I am thinking I will go 90grn - 105 bullets as it is an 8 twist.
The gun will be used for close to mid range small deer as well as rabbits and foxes at realistic extended ranges.
I just want one load, can't be bothered with one for deer and one for varmint.
I am thinking 105grn Amax or 105grn vlds.
Will they both still be satisfactory on varmint or am I best with something around 90grn?
Thanks.
 

CB11WYO

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Yeah anything over 100 would be sweet as you have the twist to accommodate them... Mine is an 8 twist but ended up liking the 95 SMK the best, so there are good options for under 100 grains too, keep in mind. I like your 105 gr thoughts...
 

trucraft

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Yeah anything over 100 would be sweet as you have the twist to accommodate them... Mine is an 8 twist but ended up liking the 95 SMK the best, so there are good options for under 100 grains too, keep in mind. I like your 105 gr thoughts...
Are you hunting with your SMK, if so what?
 

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My 6x45 loves the 95gr nosler and the hornady sst. I use it for exactly what you are talking about. Just find the one that is most accurate. The hornady seems softer and still works well on deer.
 

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Prairie dogs and antelope are all I have used it on as far as game is concerned. Not very good expansion as velocity drops off... seems to match what others are saying as well, but crazy accurate. :) If you keep your deer sized game to close/medium ranges it might do ok. Wouldn't see a problem with coyotes at most any range.

Better bullets are out there for actual hunting uses for sure.
 

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