What 6mm 1000 yard bullet for CM?

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Have 7.5 Tw. 6CM rifle coming soon that will be mostly for fun shooting to a 1000. Have 107 MK's & the old 105 Hornady BTHP. Have tried to find a few 110 MK's to try but no luck.
Don't think I want to pay the price of Aluma tips. So many Bergers to choose from. ELD-M's can be found, with the exception of the 109.

So I guess the question is: is there a bullet I owe to myself to try. I have Alpha brass, both Fed & CCI match primers, & enough 4350 for one barrel. So just bullets to find & try to get started. Thanks
 

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    My Impact/Proof barrel combo absolutely loves Berger Hybrid Target 105s, at least as loaded by Spark Ammunition (which is now defunct, I think).
     

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    Thanks for the reply HP. After reading more here today my question would have better off in the reloading section. But the 105 Hybrid does seem to be a favorite here or has been anyway.
    A couple or 3 new bullets with higher BC's cropping up every year. Hard to stay on top of things.
     

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    How much you gonna shoot? GA precision has 2500 packs of the new 109 ELDMs. They will do all you need.
     

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    I looked at those a few weeks ago & thinking they were out of stock.

    But they seem to have them back & have now are offering smaller quantities as well. Thanks
     

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    I am very fond of my 108 bthp bergers. They are hard to get right now but reasonably priced and shoot like a laser in my 6cm
     
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    When I first started shooting my 6X47L, all I could get my hands on were the 105 BTHP. It had no problem getting to 1200.
     

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    105 Berger hybrids.

    I'm with this guy ^^^^^^

    I have a 6BR that I took to 1000 recently (F Class) and it performed great with 105 Hybrids.

    On a calm day this combo will run with anything, once the wind picks up the 105 gets blew around a little more than the bigger boomer calibers (284 etc).
     

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    109 Berger
    108 Berger
    105 Berger

    109 eld
    108 eld
    110 A-Tip

    115 D-Tac

    100 Pva Seneca Solids


    Then there’s stuff like match burners and Hornady bthp. I use those for practice.
     

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    I have tried them all. Without a doubt Berger Hybrid Target 105s.

    I run them fast @3150 and the performance is awesome...punching holes/steel at least
     

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    I see both the Hornady 108 & 109's listed above. Is there much difference between the two or if going this route, or just grab what's available? Primarily for practice and informal competition with friends, also being used in a 7.5 twist 6 Creedmoor.

    I have used the Berger 105's in the past .. but the Hybrids seem to be unavailable most of the time.
     
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    You are already good to go with the bullets you have (unless you just need to try something else). I'm not a big fan of hornady bullets but the 105 hpbt is the exception- and 107 smk's have shot great in every gun that I've tried them in. Some of the other bullets listed are a little better (and some much higher BC) but for fun and practice the bullets you have will easily do 1000 yrds.

    I never had any luck with the 110 smk.... had plenty of twist in the barrel but they still never shot that good for me. Moved them to the back of the shelf and shot lower bc bullets that behaved like they were supposed to.
     
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    I run the 109 Berger’s at just over 3000 in my 6cm. I am going to a 1k match on Sat and wii see how I do as the 109’s I have are a different lot. I also like the Barnes Match Burners 112 gr.
     

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    I have had very satisfactory results with MK's in the past. I use 142 in 6.5 & 175's in .30. So confident the 107's will do well.

    Otherwise, all the higher BC stuff available now I figure would help that much more with the wind. Guess I should run the numbers before searching all over for hard to get bullets when the 107 is readily available on my shelf, & at several sellers.

    Thanks guys.
     

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    JLK bullets but those are hard to get.
    The 110 JLK was my favorite when they were available. Then I switched to A-Tips as the best available substitute. Berger 109 hybrids also worked well, but not quite as consistently as the Atips. The new 109ELDs from GAP work great, too, but give up some BC to the Atips that shows out past 600. The 105 Hybrids are easy to work with but get pushed around in the wind out past 600.
     

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    My limited experience opinion is that if you want to go 6mm at 1K f-class (I wouldn't and I love 6mm's) is to get a little help by adding speed: 6X47, 6GT, 6XC, or Dasher. Bullet depending on caliber but I wouldn't go less than 105gr.
     

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    I farm shoot with my buds. And that is very worth winning. LOL.

    I ran numbers today on JBM & surprised at how little difference there was between an old school .550 BC bullet & a newish .600 + BC bullet. Big for a competitor trying to get in the X ring, but mostly meaningless for getting on steel more often than not.

    I'll shoot what I have for now & can always pick up the game later... or not. As who the hell knows about component availability on down the road.
     

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    I farm shoot with my buds. And that is very worth winning. LOL.

    I ran numbers today on JBM & surprised at how little difference there was between an old school .550 BC bullet & a newish .600 + BC bullet. Big for a competitor trying to get in the X ring, but mostly meaningless for getting on steel more often than not.

    I'll shoot what I have for now & can always pick up the game later... or not. As who the hell knows about component availability on down the road.

    I almost forgot.

    Vapor Trail machine made bullets. He always has them on the shelf and they’re $0.40/ea.

    They are 103gr and the BC isn’t the highest. But it’s a great bullet.

    If you Google vapor trail, don’t mistake them for his hand made bullets which are much more expensive and have about a year backorder.

    He’s the “T” in 6gt. He’s knows bullets.
     
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    I got a stack of 108 hornadys (factory loads) cuz the cost was like $1.4per (vs ~$2.2 for burgers).

    Im sure the burgers shoot a tad "better" but I think the deviation at that point would be more on me not the small diff in bullet/cart. Proof is in the pudding type thing.

    *good ole autocorrect...... fer-BER-GER-der