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Thread: Looking for 6mm/243 projectiles, preferably flat base spitzer

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    Looking for 6mm/243 projectiles, preferably flat base spitzer

    Like a lot of people hit by the ammo shortage no doubt, I've decided to take up reloading as I can't get my usual stuff any more so I'm going to have to experiment with what I can get my hands on in order to keep shooting.

    I had been using a load with 85gr Sierra Varminter projectiles but can't get these any more.

    My gun is a bit fussy but shoots fine with these. Just wondered if anyone has any flat base spitzers in a similar weight range that they would be willing to sell.

    Would be willing to try other options if there's anything out there.

    I would be looking to use them on red deer and maybe goats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbfb View Post
    Like a lot of people hit by the ammo shortage no doubt, I've decided to take up reloading as I can't get my usual stuff any more so I'm going to have to experiment with what I can get my hands on in order to keep shooting.

    I had been using a load with 85gr Sierra Varminter projectiles but can't get these any more.

    My gun is a bit fussy but shoots fine with these. Just wondered if anyone has any flat base spitzers in a similar weight range that they would be willing to sell.

    Would be willing to try other options if there's anything out there.

    I would be looking to use them on red deer and maybe goats.
    There's allsorts about, but if you get stuck gimmie a shout.

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    CBFB does the crown on you rifle have a rounded shape?

    I had a mauser in 243 that did the same. Also shot the 85gr Varmint out of it. It also grouped really well with 95gr Hornady SSTs

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    Gunworks lists a Prvi Partisan 100 grain soft point that appears to be a flat base in the picture. Could be worth looking into as they're not too spendy and most amazingly, are in stock!!!

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    Have a pile of 85 gr sierras here. Both varminter and flat base. 50 dollars per hundred includes post

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    Quote Originally Posted by garyp View Post
    Have a pile of 85 gr sierras here. Both varminter and flat base. 50 dollars per hundred includes post
    Awesome that's made my day

    I'll take them, I'll PM you with my contact details

    Quote Originally Posted by 257weatherby View Post
    There's allsorts about, but if you get stuck gimmie a shout.
    Thanks, hopefully I'll be OK as garyp has some of what I'm after but I appreciate that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaco Goosen View Post
    CBFB does the crown on you rifle have a rounded shape?

    I had a mauser in 243 that did the same. Also shot the 85gr Varmint out of it. It also grouped really well with 95gr Hornady SSTs
    It doesn't have a rounded crown no. It's a Mossberg, a cheap little rifle but good enough with the right ammo and being realistic about how far to shoot.

    I'll have a look for some SSTs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steelisreal View Post
    Gunworks lists a Prvi Partisan 100 grain soft point that appears to be a flat base in the picture. Could be worth looking into as they're not too spendy and most amazingly, are in stock!!!
    Ordered some of those thanks a lot, worth trying.
    Last edited by cbfb; 29-01-2022 at 11:06 AM.

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    Ask a dude called Bryn Blythen . Lives up northland and makes a genuine quality 95gr pill with nice rebated cavity.
    tetawa and 257weatherby like this.

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    There's some at Deadeye Dicks last I looked. Give them a call.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeRei View Post
    Ask a dude called Bryn Blythen . Lives up northland and makes a genuine quality 95gr pill with nice rebated cavity.
    Thanks will bear that in mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    There's some at Deadeye Dicks last I looked. Give them a call.
    They didn't have the 85gr varminters when I checked last week but will see what they've got when I go down there

 

 

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