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6mm load work up.

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    Posted: 08 February 2015 at 09:06
Finally !
Did "Some" load work today. Had about 100 shells to try out and shot all but 9.
Many different bullets, and powder all Remington brass and fed primers.
The worst of the bunch where Berger 95 gr I cant remember the powder but all 9 of them shot like crap best of the worst was over 5" group there out . Did a bunch of "Deer" bullets and came up with ,

Barnes 80 gr triple shock= 50 gr, superformance, 3545 fps average, an honest 3/4" three shot group.
Remington brass federal 210 primer.

We tried many different sizes and powder for varmints and this is what we settled on.

Varget 46.5= 3945 average 55 gr Nosler ballistic tip
Remington brass federal 210 primer.
I have a hard time saying we had a 1/2 group but we had a 1/2" group.

We were shooting laying down with short bipods ,and a but bag under the stock, shooting straight in to the wind at 100 yards range finder ranged. We used the magnetospeed to check the speed.
I'm just a Little skeptical about only an 80 gr for deer but at that speed it should be devastating.
A 55 gr ballistic tip 6mm at 4000 fps may not be fur friendly as I would like but we will see.

I hope to fine tune that a bit and with a little better scope I'm using my cheep Bushnell right now and plan on a Redfield soon.
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sounds good.


given any thought to one bullet to do it all?

I use varget in my 243 (aka 6mm Winchester) and; it and 4064 seen to give the best accuracy. Had the 243 for 55 years, never hunted it for deer. I use to use 85 grain BT as an all round bullet. But after 34 years switched to 75 gr. Shot the 55 for groundhog for years, great velocity...but also barrel wear and wind deflections.

Sounds like you should be happy with the build and that barreled action you labored over so long.

congratulations.
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You might find Barnes is more fur friendly. 85grBT only leaves half the hole, a 55gr BT does, Barnes should expand less.
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