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#6252232 - 04/08/16 11:44 AM Best 6mm/.243 <70gr bullet for deer
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Fixing to load up some hunting rounds for the 6 dasher but not sure what I want. Will be used for deer and hogs out 300yd. 1:14 twist so 70gr is max I can run efficiently. Been shooting 55 and 70 nosler ballistic tips at 3400-3600fps and they do great on predators but seems like they would expand to quick on deer. Any experience?


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#6252249 - 04/08/16 12:04 PM Re: Best 6mm/.243 <70gr bullet for deer [Re: Biggs]
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I would see if you can find a bonded partitioned or guilding metal bullet in that weight range unless your planning on neck/head shooting.
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#6252257 - 04/08/16 12:17 PM Re: Best 6mm/.243 <70gr bullet for deer [Re: Biggs]
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I agree, seems like every bullet I find is varmint or target labeled. Don't get me wrong I feel completely comfortable with neck/head shots and varmint bullets but I'd rather do it right.

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#6252261 - 04/08/16 12:23 PM Re: Best 6mm/.243 <70gr bullet for deer [Re: Biggs]
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V max used to do me right in 22250

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#6252309 - 04/08/16 01:16 PM Re: Best 6mm/.243 <70gr bullet for deer [Re: Biggs]
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Originally Posted By: Biggs
I agree, seems like every bullet I find is varmint or target labeled. Don't get me wrong I feel completely comfortable with neck/head shots and varmint bullets but I'd rather do it right.


I agree. Lots of people like the varmit bullets. I have used them I have had them work and I have never lost anything with them either. But in my experiences bullets that are intended for hunting with terminal performance in mind typically do a much better job, no matter how many people say they use v-max and never lost one.
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#6252325 - 04/08/16 01:33 PM Re: Best 6mm/.243 <70gr bullet for deer [Re: Biggs]
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I hear ya My 220 swift and vmax has killed more deer than all of my other rifles combined lol I think luck is out of the question by now.

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#6252821 - 04/08/16 10:01 PM Re: Best 6mm/.243 <70gr bullet for deer [Re: Biggs]
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I have good luck with the 85 gr Nosler Partitions in a 1 in 12 (1/4 MOA), give it a shot in the Dasher, the velocity may be enough to spin it. If you end up only shooting a varmit bullet: head, neck, or broadside. Don't do a quartering shoot through the shoulders.
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#6254468 - 04/10/16 02:07 PM Re: Best 6mm/.243 <70gr bullet for deer [Re: 5 Stand Dan]
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Originally Posted By: 5 Stand Dan
I have good luck with the 85 gr Nosler Partitions in a 1 in 12 (1/4 MOA), give it a shot in the Dasher, the velocity may be enough to spin it. If you end up only shooting a varmit bullet: head, neck, or broadside. Don't do a quartering shoot through the shoulders.


This, or maybe the 80gr TTSX or 80gr Corelokt?
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#6254900 - 04/10/16 09:45 PM Re: Best 6mm/.243 <70gr bullet for deer [Re: 5 Stand Dan]
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Originally Posted By: 5 Stand Dan
I have good luck with the 85 gr Nosler Partitions in a 1 in 12 (1/4 MOA), give it a shot in the Dasher, the velocity may be enough to spin it. If you end up only shooting a varmit bullet: head, neck, or broadside. Don't do a quartering shoot through the shoulders.


Good call for the bullet would give this one a try. I have used that bullet on deer and hogs from an 18 inch barreled 1:12 243 barrel and it worked quite well. Might have to push it pretty hard to get it to stabilize.
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#6264061 - 04/17/16 02:20 PM Re: Best 6mm/.243 <70gr bullet for deer [Re: Biggs]
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68gr Berger will be tough enough and is very accurate. I have shot thru 2 deer running them at 3000fps.

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