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Old March 9, 2005, 05:40 PM   #1
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lightweight accurate bullet in the 6mm rem.

What is the lightest bullet in the 6mm remington that stabilizes and is accurate? 100 grains is a bit much for coyotes and that is what the factory ammo is.
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Old March 9, 2005, 06:14 PM   #2
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I have had good luck with 55 gr. Ballistic Tips in my 243. I'd expect similar results from the 6mm. I tend to lean towards bullets in the 70 to 85 gr weight range for varmints, but the 55 grainers do a ground hog ugly!
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Old March 9, 2005, 06:46 PM   #3
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The Sierra 85g bthp is a great bullet.
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Old March 9, 2005, 08:29 PM   #4
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Will a lightweight bullet stabilize as easily in a barrel with more twist designed to stabilize heavier bullets?
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Old March 10, 2005, 02:25 AM   #5
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In a 6mm it will stabilize fine, heavier bullets like the 105-7's won't stabilize in a rifle with less than a 1/9 twist.
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Old March 10, 2005, 08:19 AM   #6
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My experience has been the 85's in the 3200-3300 range are the lightest/fastest that will maintain accuracy. When I started cranking lighter ones up into the 3400++ range the first few cold ones were ok, then the groups grew, then I got an unwanted education in copper removal.

"Photon torpedo" numbers are tempting, but the higher ratio of time spent cleaning to time spent shooting wasn't worth it for me.
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Old March 10, 2005, 09:07 AM   #7
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I used to turn 60gr Hp's up pretty fast, they do a number on groundhogs!
Now that I mention it, they worked pretty good on Whitetail Deer too!

Yeah Tom is right, when you smoke the light bullets to fast, they seem to be less "reliable".
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Old March 10, 2005, 10:49 PM   #8
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My best results have come with the Speer 85 GR BTSP. they are unbelieveably acuraye in my 6MM Remington varmint gun.
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