Real World 6.8 Bullet Test

On September 14th, 2010, posted in: 6.8 SPC by Comments Off

I did a “real world” bullet test of some of the popular hunting bullets out of the 6.8, here are the results.

Barnes 85gr TSX (2950fps), recovered just under the skin on the off shoulder, perfect full expansion to .525″ range, 100% retained weight (both bullets would be perfect for a Barnes Ad)

Barnes 110gr TSX (2550fps), recovered in the off shoulder, perfect expansion to .500″, 100% retained weight

Barnes 110gr TTSX (2550fps), bullet on the lrft recovered just under the skin on the off shoulder, partial expansion to .450″ range, 100% retained weight, the one on the right was shot thru a 11″ SBR with a MV of 2300fps and shot thru the hog and a gallon of water, was stopped by a oak board behind the water jug

Nosler 130gr Accubond (2325fps), recovered in the off shoulder, good expansion to .500″ range, one lost 25gr and the other one 29gr. NOTE: The center bullet was recovered from an actual hog kill and was shot from 150yds, not 20yds. and only lost 16 grains.

All but the one Nosler noted shot into the shoulder of a 190# boar from approx 20yds.

-Bill Wilson

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