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Les45 08-20-2012 11:01 PM

6.8 cal.
 
Have A mini in a 6.8 cal. Going to use 110 gr. Soft point bullets. Wondering what the distance I could get out of them if I could get out to 300 yards and if would get enough energy thanks.

tri70 08-21-2012 01:56 AM

I have only killed an armadillo with mine at 10 yds. It should carry plenty of energy out to 300 yds. Most 110 I shoot are running 2650-2700 fps, hand loads.

steve4102 08-21-2012 12:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Les45 (Post 910226)
Have A mini in a 6.8 cal. Going to use 110 gr. Soft point bullets. Wondering what the distance I could get out of them if I could get out to 300 yards and if would get enough energy thanks.

Depends. Energy for what?

steve4102 08-22-2012 12:28 PM

With a Muzzle velocity of 2650fps your 110gr bullet will have about 850 FPE at 300 yards. Is that enough to kill a deer? Maybe, depends on bullet design and construction but more important, shot placement. A 22 will kill a deer with a perfectly placed shot.

That brings up the big question, how accurate are you and how accurate is your Mini? The Mini can be moderately accurate, about 2 inches at 100 yards is fairly common. That equates to about 6 inches at 300 yards. Are you comfortable shooting a deer at 300 yards with a 6 inch pattern? Personally I would keep it under 200 yards.

I have a Mini-30, ballistically the 7.62 x 39 and the 6.8 are very similar, I like to stay under 150 yards for MN Whitetails with mine. For longer distances, I use a bigger gun.

tri70 08-23-2012 01:47 AM

I would use a bolt gun if the shots were over 200 yds, I feel good with the mini under 200.


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