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Unread 10-01-2004, 08:31 PM
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Re: 6mm Remington

Sorry to sorta hi-jack the post but i was just after some imput on the .243WSSM and i figured that we were already on the subject sorta.
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Unread 10-01-2004, 09:33 PM
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Re: 6mm Remington

I don't know what type of varmints you plan on hunting but here is another choice.Get yourself a 8 twist barrel and make it into a 6BR.Don't laugh as this little cartridge exactly matches the performance of a 300 Win mag shooting 190 Sierras at 2950 fps except in energy.It uses 30 gr of powder so a 8 pound keg lasts 1850 rounds.Brass lasts 20 plus firings,dies are readily available from Redding and Lapua 6BR brass is simply outstanding.You can get a live pilot reamer from Midway for a little over $100 and it is winning everything in sight at 600 yards plus has several records at 1000 yards including smallest group.Varget powder Lapua brass and a CCI 450 Magnum primer will get you 3 inch groups at 600 yards in a 28-30 inch barrel without much effort.The barrel will last more than 2500 rounds to boot.It still has over 500 pounds of knockdown at 1000 yards and accuracy is truly amazing without any case prep at all.It even has its own website www.6mmbr.com My father shot a 0.892 5 shot group at 600 yards with his and he is 70 years old.
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Unread 10-02-2004, 12:18 PM
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Re: 6mm Remington

Here is my plug for the 243 Ackley Imp , it'll give the same velocities as the 6mmImp with a shorter OAL , better brass(lapua) and burning less powder.
with a barrel twist in the 1-8 you can shoot the 106gr A-max , a barrel length of 26-30" would be best , a big heavy tube and a good break you should be able to spot your hits from 300 on out.
I love mine and a big plus is that it will shoot factory 243 ammo down below 1 moa.
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Unread 10-02-2004, 09:59 PM
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Re: 6mm Remington

I agree with everything you said except
"it'll give the same velocities as the 6mm Imp." on this point you are dreaming,the 6mm
Imp. is about 200fps faster with 70's and at
least 100fps faster with 105-107's
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Unread 10-06-2004, 06:19 AM
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Re: 6mm Remington

I would have liked a 6mm Ackley but found that overall cartridge length would have precluded use of the magazine on my Rem. short action .
Went with the .243 Ackley in the end and haven't been disappointed . Still struggle to get VLD's thru the mag if seated into the lands though .
Maybe those longer mags from Brownell's would be the go if they feed properly .
Many prefer the .243 because Lapua brass is available .
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Unread 10-07-2004, 12:52 AM
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Re: 6mm Remington

My 6AI has performed wonderfully for me over the last 5 or 6 yrs. i've been shooting it for late season/damage control coyotes. Unfortunately, i can't get it to shoot the 87 gr. V-Max, which by the way, happens to be the highest BC pure varmint bullet made. I'm shooting the 87 gr. Horn BTHP, and it's worked well on coyotes out to around 550-600 yds. so far.
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Unread 10-10-2004, 12:38 PM
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Re: 6mm Remington

Interesting replies so far. Obviously I am not the only one who likes the middle calibers. I mostly will be shooting rockchucks and coyotes, in addition to paper. There is just something appealing about the 6 Rem. Kinda like the 6.5 Swede.
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