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Practical range of the 6x6.8?


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#1 OFFLINE   Flesh Wound

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Posted Apr. 03 2018 - 11:57 AM

Trying to determine what sort of glass to put on my new built 6x6.8 with an 18" tube.


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Posted Apr. 03 2018 - 03:26 PM

Totally dependent on your usage. 600 yard antelope have been done so................  For deer etc. I would look at a 3X9 or 4X12 same as I would about any deer cartridge that has this level of performance.  Realistically on a decent deer the 350 yard mark ought to be looked at as MAX.  Antelope are easy to die.  If it's varmints like coyotes or PD's than I would go to up to 14.5or 16. Ritch killed a song dog at 419  last month with an 18" 6X6.8 and a 58 grain VMAX. For PD's 16 X is not too much to ask.

 

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Posted Apr. 03 2018 - 04:06 PM

Thanks Greg. It currently has a beat up Bushy with something like 12 or 16x. I also have a NIB Vortex Crossfire 3x9 here.... Decisions.



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Posted Apr. 03 2018 - 04:23 PM

A  3X9 would cover pretty much anything down there. I tend to go big because I'm likely to take it on a trip to the PD field up North and 300-500 on those little guys is a challenge though I do shoot a straight 10X on my 223 Remington. It does mighty fine  even out yoder but it and I have ad a 4 decades long relationship in cutting edge accuracy demands.

 

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Posted Apr. 03 2018 - 06:05 PM

I just mounted a 4x16x44 Vortex HST on my 18” 6x6.8.

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Posted Apr. 07 2018 - 10:09 AM

16x............for that extra bit of powah we senior citizens need  I have two that are 38X...lol


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Posted Apr. 07 2018 - 10:24 AM

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