In the 6.8 we used the Nosler Accubond 100 grain. I wanted the 110, but got the 100 due to the 110 not being available. It worked great. We have some of the barnes 85s and 95s that we will be trying soon, but haven't yet. I have also personally used the Hornady SST 120, and while I found my buck and it was humainly killed with just one well placed shot, I was very disapointed with its performance as there was ZERO blood trail even though the vitals were taken completley out. In open territory, it would have been fine, but we hunt in thick cover and it took forever to find that buck even though it was just 70 yards out. I have also shot some of the Federal Fusion in factory loads, but I haven't shot any game with it yet...just paper.Congratulations to you and your kids. What bullets were you using in both guns?