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#6917782 - 10/12/17 08:30 AM 6.8 factory ammo advice
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currently running 120 gr sst ammo... looking for something that will be pretty nasty on a yote or cat.

im gonna test out the 90 gr gold dots

also looking for 85 gr barnes ttsx

anyone running any of the lighter stuff and if so what kind of damage report have you seen

will be shot suppressed out of a 11.5 in barrel


Edited by daniel1381 (10/12/17 08:30 AM)
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#6917795 - 10/12/17 08:41 AM Re: 6.8 factory ammo advice [Re: daniel1381]
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If your gun likes the SST, why change? It should easily wreck either one.
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#6917802 - 10/12/17 08:47 AM Re: 6.8 factory ammo advice [Re: daniel1381]
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120 seems to blow through like a fmj
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#6917804 - 10/12/17 08:47 AM Re: 6.8 factory ammo advice [Re: daniel1381]
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I have been using 6.8s for almost 10 years and have ran damned near every bullet as well as factory load out there.
For a long time I ran the 95TTSX, Bill Wilson and I were early testers of pre production bullets.
In theory, it's the perfect bullet for the 6.8, if you want to handload to get them max velocity/potential.

Killed a lot of stuff with them.

Having said that, the last few years I have been running the 120SST factory load, not a smoking hot round but VERY effective on everthying, deer, pigs and coyotes.

I have 3 6.8s, two 16"s and an 11.3"

They just work.
I know Todd Huey with Lonestarboars (does all the thermal videos) runs them as well.


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#6917824 - 10/12/17 09:04 AM Re: 6.8 factory ammo advice [Re: daniel1381]
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Originally Posted By: daniel1381
120 seems to blow through like a fmj



I have never seen that...
what were the conditions?
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#6917825 - 10/12/17 09:04 AM Re: 6.8 factory ammo advice [Re: daniel1381]
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Originally Posted By: daniel1381
120 seems to blow through like a fmj



I could see that. I use the Fed Fusion 115gr exclusively, but 95% of my hunting is deer. I've killed one coyote with it but I really didn't examine the bullet performance.
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#6917852 - 10/12/17 09:18 AM Re: 6.8 factory ammo advice [Re: ccoker]
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Coyote 50 yards
Shoulder shot she was at a angle and bullet passed through before her back hip she ran 20 feet and then died

Bobcat the night before pretty much same setup
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#6917873 - 10/12/17 09:31 AM Re: 6.8 factory ammo advice [Re: daniel1381]
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interesting..
well, both died right?

It's hard to predict bullet performance..
I have personally had great performance and totally trust it.
Hunted the last few days (deer) with it...


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#6917888 - 10/12/17 09:45 AM Re: 6.8 factory ammo advice [Re: daniel1381]
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both dead .. my problem is my lease is thick and would hate to not find a nice cat or yote due to them being able to crawl off and not drt..
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#6917890 - 10/12/17 09:48 AM Re: 6.8 factory ammo advice [Re: daniel1381]
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I hear ya. our lease is thick as well, even in the open areas the grass can be tall and it's damned hard to find something, especially deer due to color. I was giving some unsolicited advise to a new guy on the lease, younger and pretty green to hunting. I was telling him about how hard it can be to find a deer if they run even 50 yards and why I do neck or high shoulder shots, very, very seldom will I take a heart shot.
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#6917893 - 10/12/17 09:51 AM Re: 6.8 factory ammo advice [Re: daniel1381]
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im back at it today looking for a doe.. gonna take my 6.8 and use up my 120 sst.. where are you shooting em in he neck and what distance do they run? I had 3 doe come in last time 2 min after legal shooting time so im gonna try again tonight
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#6917897 - 10/12/17 09:55 AM Re: 6.8 factory ammo advice [Re: daniel1381]
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if facing me, I give a quick little whistle and they look and freeze, white patch of the neck.
side profile I just center the neck and squeeze
quatering towards me I might go low where the neck meets the chest

run?
they don't, I watch them drop in the scope and them watch them for a few minutes
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#6917900 - 10/12/17 10:00 AM Re: 6.8 factory ammo advice [Re: daniel1381]
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ok will give it a go
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#6917902 - 10/12/17 10:03 AM Re: 6.8 factory ammo advice [Re: daniel1381]
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also gonna look at some 110 vmax maybe that will help my yote problem out
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#6917903 - 10/12/17 10:03 AM Re: 6.8 factory ammo advice [Re: daniel1381]
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thanks for the info
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