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Question for 6 mm / .243 Win Reloaders

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by hotajax, Nov 13, 2010.

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  1. hotajax

    hotajax member

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    I realize that each gun is different and I'm going to get a s***load of different answers here. Between Sierra and Speer bullets, which brand do you think is capable of the greater accuracy in the lower weights 50 - 75 grains? Looking to knock off varmints in the under-100-yard ranges. Not trying to push any speed - just accuracy. Thanks. Oh yea, it's a Rem 700 if you want to cough up your pet varmint load.
     
  2. rcmodel

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    Sierra.
    But at less then 100 yards, it really doesn't matter.

    400 yard prairie dogs, or 500 yard coyotes, it would matter.

    rc
     
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    I use both, but my best accuracy is with Hornady 60 gr HPs & RL 19 for 1/2" groups at 200 yds in an old model Ruger M77 in 6mm Rem (1:10 twist, 22" bbl). If you aren't dead set on just Sierra/Speer, don't rule others out. This is my most accurate load in this rifle, although H380 does about as well; it is a varmint-buster par excellence at any range from 1-400 yds.

    (I might add that velocity is quite quick)
     
  4. billybob44

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    My 6MM Rem.

    My Rem. 700 VLS likes Sierra 70gr. BlitzKing+IMR-4064. It shoots those loads very well and will blow up anything it hits upon impact.
    The Hornady 58gr. V-Max also does well with BL-C(2) loads.:D
     
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    BK, VMAX and the Nosler Bal tip...
     
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    Agreed. Under 100 yards either should be accurate enough. IF you were shooting further, I'd start with sierra's. I believe they are cheaper, and they are known to be accurate. I've always had Hornady bullets shoot very accurate in my rifles as well, and I think they are similarly priced to Sierras.

    Bottom line:
    Under 100 yards I'd go cheapest first and foremost. For further shots I'd start at Hornady or Sierra.
     
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