Anyone using the Speer 90gn TNT projectiles in their 6.5mm?

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Anyone using the Speer 90gn TNT projectiles in their 6.5mm?

Post by Rod_outbak » 15 May 2018, 11:01 am

I'm now firmed up on ordering a .260 Rem barrel for my Ruger PR.
Probably a few months away, if I'm realistic about getting the funds together...sigh.

In the mean-time, I thought I'd look into getting a few projectiles on hand.

My mate with a .260, pokks a lot of light game with Hornady 95gn V-max, and finds them very good.
I was looking at the Speer 90gn TNT projectiles, and was interested to find out if anyone here had used them?
Slightly cheaper than the V-max, and I thought I'd try a box or two, in addition to the V-Max's.

A few forums on the net suggest they are a great varmint projectile out to around 400 yards, and highly explosive on small game.
I'd be using them mostly on roos, foxes, the occasional dingo, and maybe a pig or two.

Anyone used them?

Cheers,

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Re: Anyone using the Speer 90gn TNT projectiles in their 6.5

Post by SCJ429 » 17 May 2018, 8:02 pm

I have not used them but I am betting that they will be accurate and explosive. All the TNT I have used were very forgiving regarding seating depth, easy to tune, accurate and frangable. Not too much wrong with the Hornady Vmax either. My choice would be for a heavier 140 grain projectile but for the game you are looking at the TNT is a good choice out to 300 or 400 metres. The 110 grain 7mm TNT works great for me at those distances.
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Re: Anyone using the Speer 90gn TNT projectiles in their 6.5

Post by Rod_outbak » 18 May 2018, 8:01 am

SCJ429,

Thanks for that. My (limited) experience with TNT projectiles is the same.
95% of my shots are ~250-350 metres, so the lighter projectiles are great for what I want.

Mates use the 95gn 6.5mm V-Max's a lot for hunting, and find them great.

What rifle and calibre is the 7mm? I have some test loads made up for the 7mm-08 in the 110gn TNT, but havent gotten around to testing them yet.
I shoot a lot of 120gn V-Max in the 7mm-08; they work a treat out to around 450 metres.
Even pokked a Corbey(crow) one day at 350 metres; surprised the crap out of both myself AND Corbey...

Thanks for the info.

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Re: Anyone using the Speer 90gn TNT projectiles in their 6.5

Post by SCJ429 » 20 May 2018, 3:28 pm

Hi Rod, it is a 7mm BR Norma, so a fair bit slower than your 7mm08 but I have used them for a friends 08. He used all sorts of factory ammo in his Howa and couldn't get it to shoot under two inches. I loaded some TNT and after minimal load testing and a trigger job, he was shooting under an inch consistently.
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Re: Anyone using the Speer 90gn TNT projectiles in their 6.5

Post by Cooper » 17 Jul 2018, 7:14 am

I've got some 90gr TNT to use in my 6.5 Grendel. I'll try them in my 6.5 creedmoor as well and report back how the perform.
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Re: Anyone using the Speer 90gn TNT projectiles in their 6.5

Post by JimTom » 17 Jul 2018, 8:18 am

I looked at these however decided to go with the Hornady 95gn VMax instead. I am wondering why when you compare the price of the two items.
I will be interested to hear what people think of them and how they perform.
Please let us know what you think.
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Re: Anyone using the Speer 90gn TNT projectiles in their 6.5

Post by Cooper » 25 Jul 2018, 3:55 pm

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So I plan on loading these up in my 6.5 Creedmoor soon. So I checked the Speer load data. Bit surprised to see no 8208 or H4895 (ar2206h) in the data. I guess I'll start with Varget (ar2208)

I have been using 40gr of 8208 behind the 95gr Vmax in a Hornady case. This is ADI max so approach with caution. I'll do the switch to AR2208 with Vmax and see how they go. Then I'll try the Speer 90 Tnt and let everybody know what I think.
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