Re: 6mm Ackley Improved question
Well, the 6mm Ackley project has been started. I ordered my barrel and stock today. I ended up getting the Krieger Barrel with a 1-12 twist, 28" and 1.00 at the muzzle. The guys at Krieger informed me that the 1-12 would be my best bet for shooting bullets between 70 to 90 grn's. I also ordered my stock, it will be a McMillan A-5. The rifle will be used for long range squirrel killen out to 800 to 1000 yards. I will be using the 75grn V-MAX because we do not contend with too much wind out here in California, so I think it will be an excellent choice for my attended purpose with maximum Mist Effect even at long ranges. The rifle will consist of the following;
1. Remington 700 Action trued in a Speedy Gonzalez Sleeve
2. Action blue printed to a Krieger 28", 1-12 twist, 1.250 at the breech and tappered to 1.00 at the Muzzel.
3. Holland Muzzle Brake
4. McMillan A-5
5. Jewell Trigger
6. Kelby rings
7. Nightforce 12x42x56mm NXS,
I keep hearing how good this caliber is for varmint hunting at long ranges. I mean a 75grn V-MAX traveling at 3850 fps is going to be a straight shooting SOB. I will not receive my parts for about 12 weeks, and my Gun Smith said it will take him about 4 weeks to complete everything. It should be completed by July. I will let you all know how it shoots during fire forming. Thanks for the info. Wildcat.