6.8 cal.

Discussion in 'Mini-14 Forum' started by Les45, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. Les45

    Les45 New Member

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    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.
     
  2. tri70

    tri70 New Member

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    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.
     

  3. steve4102

    steve4102 New Member

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    Depends. Energy for what?
     
  4. steve4102

    steve4102 New Member

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    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.
     
  5. tri70

    tri70 New Member

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