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They are just trying to make it hard for us to hunt in CA and of course I bought a bunch of leaded hunting bullets before I saw it coming...

Looking for the best pig bullet that's accurate and lead free. Using a 14.5" barrel. Which is best...light or slightly heavier bullet, polymer tipped or not?

Barnes TAC-TX 95gr
Barnes TAC-X 85gr
Barnes TSX 85gr
Barnes TSX 100gr
Barnes TSX 110gr
Hornady GMX 100gr
Others?

Found this information, but it doesn't cover all copper options:
http://www.ar15performance.com/6_8_cleaning___info_

Hornady 100gr
http://68forums.com/forums/showthre...nady-6-8-100gr-GMX-bullets-for-sale-at-Midway

Thought it best to ask the experts here... thanks!
 

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personally, I like the Barnes 95TTSX or the Hornady 100 GMX---- depends on if you hand load or not though--- what is most accurate in your gun?
 

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Accuracy in your rifle is what inspires confidence. I would have to give the nod to 100 GMX and 95 TTSX. Others will work too but with a 14"-barrel you are limiting your range. I would not recommend Controlled Chaos or Cutting Edge MTH. There is an 85 E-Tip as well as GC Customs but the latter are hard to get.

Barnes 95 TTSX (Barnes TAC-TX 95gr is a duplicate)
Barnes TSX 85gr (Barnes TAC-X 85gr is a duplicate)
Barnes TSX 100gr (does not exist)
Barnes TSX 110gr (my chose in 20" barrel)
Hornady GMX 100gr (appears to hit the hardest of the bunch)

This terminal performance thread compares most 6.8mm bullets.

http://68forums.com/forums/showthread.php?33178-6-8-SPC-Bullet-Performance

Barnes and E-tips
http://68forums.com/forums/showthread.php?33178-6-8-SPC-Bullet-Performance&p=456500&viewfull=1#post456500
Hornady GMX
http://68forums.com/forums/showthre...et-Performance&p=581055&viewfull=1#post581055
 

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Thanks for the input. Yes, I hand load. Just haven't yet with the 6.8.

I'll see if I can find some 100gr Hornady GMX and 95gr TTSX to start out and determine which the rifle likes best.
 

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If using the Barnes bullets from what we can tell there is no difference between the Tac-TX and the TSX, etc. The Tac appears to only be a marketing packaging and many places charge more for the Tac version.
 

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Thanks for clarifying... marketing always seems to have a way of selling old products a new way...
 

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Well being that we live in the same sorry ass state and the 2018 deadline for all lead free state wide is not to far off, and assuming we get to keep our AR's after the Jagoff Governor signs in the new law that will ban the bullet button. I might suggest looking at the 82 GR Cutting Edge Raptor. I have used the TTSX on hogs and deer, as well as the Raptor. The Raptor caused ALOT MORE internal damage than the Barnes and I found them to be a lot easier to work up a load with. Ya they are a bit pricey but so is the Barnes. If this bullet is something you would like some load data on let me know and I will send you what I have.

Either way, cross all your fingers and toes and let's pray that all we have to do in the near future is register our AR's with DOJ.
 

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I hadn't considered the Raptor. After reading up some on them I might just give them a try. The accuracy is impressive, but price hurts at over a $1 a pop... Surprising they don't have load data on their website for 6.8. Sure, I like to see what you came up with. Appreciated.

Yeah we have a bunch of ignorant gun laws trying to work their way through the system. I have a couple registered preban safe queens so I'm familiar with the drill.
 
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