[ My first post so I don't knw how this will turn out . I have used Bushwacker and haven't been overly impressed,yet but I am still going to use him. Interesting comment about Freightliner as I am going to use him to downsize some of my 416 daughters. I am primarily breeding for replacement heifers. Freightliner really complements 416 with respect to carcass IMO. Also I have had some positive remarks on Freightliner from people I have talked to. I have read that 410H throws bad udders and I hate bad udders so I won't be using him. Anyway just my thoughts as we all know the cow is 1/2 the equation also.
I know Bushwacker is popular, and one of the purebred breeders here used him and says he will use him again. I do like his pedigree, but for us, he is not a heifer bull. The outfit here that used him got 88 lb. bw, 87 lb. bw, 94# and 80# out of cows.
I like 6595, actually saw the bull at Hawkeye in Billings. We have used him too. I would choose something else from Conneally besides Freightliner. I just can't tolerate 598. Our experience with a Traveler 416 son out of a 598 daughter was not good. Hard fleshing and BIG. Nothing like 416's. We used him until he got so big and narrow. We were going to pound him out and a neighbor begged us to let him buy him as he was in a wreck and needed a bull bad, so we did. On that grass, the bull fell totally apart. The heifers we kept out of him were tall, narrow and hard doing. We got rid of all of them. In talking to the bull breeder we got him from, he confirmed the problem was 598. They had several daughters they got rid of because of the same thing. So there might be a little heads up on Freightliner. The Frontlines are supposedly good, as are the Datelines and Timelines. In our area, I hear resistance to Freightliner.