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need a Deer bullet for 6mm TCU #63178 01/19/2010 7:19 PM
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Not really a pistol issue as the T/C sports a 21" barrel in 6TCU
its for my daughters first rifle none the less bullets only going tobe traveling 2700 fps and all I can find are varmint type bullets or high velocity types for the 243 win. The bullet would be used on smaller blacktail here in washington.

Re: need a Deer bullet for 6mm TCU [Re: dasbear] #63181 01/19/2010 9:35 PM
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a sierra 85gr hpbt should work well.


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Re: need a Deer bullet for 6mm TCU [Re: KYODE] #63183 01/20/2010 12:07 AM
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X 2 one of my hunting buddies kid has taken 5 bucks and a doe with that bullet over the past 3 years,and all but 1 was DRT.


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Re: need a Deer bullet for 6mm TCU [Re: dasbear] #63202 01/20/2010 3:12 AM
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Both of you are right on the money. I called sierra today and the guy there said the same thing. I do have some speer 85gr BTSP but Im not sure what the operating velocities are on that one. guess I'll pick up the sierra's.

Re: need a Deer bullet for 6mm TCU [Re: dasbear] #63208 01/20/2010 5:27 AM
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I like the Nosler Ballistic tips although I haven't used them in that cartridge. My wife and I have a whole lot of blacktails under our belts and most have fallen to NBT's and Partitions. I'm letting my daughter use my T/C G2 in 7/30 Waters since she likes it more than her Rossi 243 and I'm running a 120gr NBT at 2700fps which is the same bullet I used in handgun format with the 7-30 to take my first handgun deer and it was running 2200. Anyways just another option.


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Re: need a Deer bullet for 6mm TCU [Re: wapitirod] #63212 01/20/2010 5:43 AM
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The nosler ballistic tip woks very well. My uncle and cousin have taken many mule deer with that bullet out of the 7-30 waters in 14 inch barrels with drop on shot kills. My uncle also used this set up to take a cow elk at 218 yrds this year and she only took a half a step after the impact.


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Re: need a Deer bullet for 6mm TCU [Re: Chris Abbott] #63218 01/20/2010 5:08 PM
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I used to use the ballistic tip alot back in my 309JDJ days but I found it to be rather frangible and at times unpredictable with shedding jackets and such. Guess I should put that one on the table as well.

Re: need a Deer bullet for 6mm TCU [Re: dasbear] #63222 01/20/2010 6:14 PM
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YOu were probably getting s lot higher velocities with the 309 jdj then what you get with the 6mm tcu so there may be better results with these bullets staying together.


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Re: need a Deer bullet for 6mm TCU [Re: Chris Abbott] #63229 01/20/2010 9:03 PM
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I would go with the 70-80 gr NBT

If it is a 12 twist 85grs is about as big as you can go If it is a 10 you may want to try a 90gr NBT


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