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6MM Remington for deer

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by Munchkine, Nov 23, 2003.


  1. Munchkine

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    I am using Remington Core Lockt 100 grainers right now.

    What ammo do you use?

    Thanks

    Munchkine
     

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  2. tjpet

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    Same.
     

  3. CanyonMan

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    That was my very first deer gun, had a Remington model 788, they don't make that model anymore, but it was a real sweetheart!

    Used 100gr. factory Remington, reloaded 105's.
    I hate to hear folks say that 'ain't a good deer gun,' was for me. Made an awesome turkey gun as well.

    But, as we all do, i ended up trading it to my cousin, (after he busted his nose on the scope), of a Ruger M77, in 7mm Mag. That is a good time to trade or buy, when i guy has stitches in him from his gun! :)

    Enjoy it Hoss!
    Try and keep it!
    The ammo your using is plenty good for deer, with proper shot plaement!

    Happy Holidays!
    CanyonMan
     
  4. paynter2

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    I use a 6mm for deer most of the time. Same bullets as you.

    I used to have a stand on an open field - some long shooting was possible. I used 85gr SIERRA hollow point boat tails then. They were awesome.

    The 6mm is plenty for deer. I've shot dozens of them with mine - a few weighed over 200# dressed. Bad medicine for deer and fun to shoot. Very accurate too.

    Someday I'd like to get a 742 in 6mm. But, for now, I shoot a Ruger (tang saftey) and a M700 BDL.
     
  5. ECVMatt

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    I use a hand load of H4831sc and sierra 100 BTSPs. I have shot this load for so long I forgot what factory ammo I used in the past. I think it was pretty much whatever was on the counter at the local general store.

    Great cartridge.

    Matt
     
  6. mudfootball

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    A buddy of mine shoots 80 or 85 grain handloads. He likes to razz me because no matter how i shoot a deer with the 308 , heart/lungs, shoulder, neck they all run. He uses that little pea shooter and always puts them right down. Although he doesnt usually have an exit hole!

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  7. Munchkine

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    My dad hand loads some softpoints for it but right now we are shooting the Remington stuff.

    Great gun I agree- mine is a Remington!

    Munchkine
     
  8. paynter2

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    Exactly why I shoot a 6mm. When I was a kid, I had a .32special Win. When I hit a buck, the buck went down. I got a l ittle older and got a 30-06. Kill the deer just fine. But, they would usually run a ways before I'd get th em. The bullet was going out the far side and expending engergy into a nearby tree.

    A friend, who was shooting a .243, told me to go to a smaller calibre. So, I went to a 6mm Rem - because my hunting partner had one. I've never gone back.

    NOTE: The partner I mentioned above called me yesterday to say he shot a buck in northern WI last Saturday with a 20 inch inside spread, blade like brow tines and 9 inch g2s. Yes, he shot it with a 6mm Rem.
     
  9. mudfootball

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    Might as well add this, his 6mm put an other one down in her tracks monday, tells me it was a necessity because in another 50 yds she would have been sited by another 2 hunters. Blizzard conditions tomorrow. If i brave it, the 308 better make some noise!
    kt
     
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