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flitemedic13

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trying to narrow down my bullet choices and so far its MDWS 100gr Lehigh Def controlled chaos 110gr and maybe the Barnes choices 95 and 110gr TTSX.  Which of the bullets you've personally tried out either disappointed you on speed, accuracy or expansion/game terminal performance?  I'm more concerned with the expansion moreso than the speed but id figure id throw in all 3.  I am shooting 16" 1:7 twist and have SWBO on hand.  Mainly pig/deer and targets.  Also wanting to shoot subs whenever the suppressor shows up so give me your heavy subsonic bullet performance review as well.  thanks in advance, jonathan

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Airaddict

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I stuck to 90gn and under and for hunting i used the 85gn Etip since there weren't many light offerings in 6.8cal. It did a good job.

As for disappointments, the heavier offerings didnt carry well for me because they were just too slow and I worried about lack of expansion at extended ranges. Esp this lead free bullets. MDWS had there own lead free which was designed to open at sub speeds but i never tried them out.
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bowyer

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I have had no problem with the Barnes expanding but have not shot anything beyond 200yds with the 6.8. With .308 I shot one antelope at 300yds and the bullet had obviously expanded.( 165 TSX at an impact velocity of approximately 1900 fps.)

i have had 165 hornady SST come completely apart on deer @ 100yds.

In the 6.8 I do like the 110 gr Hornady V-max for varmints and "plinking". @200yds it and the 110TSX soot to the same POI in my rifle.
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