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Dilemma: 6mm AI vs 6x284 vs 25-06 AI

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Unread 11-30-2012, 01:34 PM
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Dilemma: 6mm AI vs 6x284 vs 25-06 AI

Starting a build on a savage 110. Can't decide between the 6mmAI and a 25-06AI. Toying around with the idea of a 6x284. Open to other cartridge ideas. Most of my shooting involves 100-500 yard shots on coyote, hog and deer sized game. With the occasional shots and target practice out to further distances.
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    Re: Dilemma: 6mm AI vs 6x284 vs 25-06 AI

    Save yourself some barrel life and go with the 6XC or standard 243. Use 105-115 bullets. Will do all you need at those distances to include deer. Yotes you'll be able to take at a much farther distance.
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    I've got a 243 that I have finished and I love it. I was looking to go with something a little different. I am looking to load with 105 -115 grain an want to try something different than the 243. Kinda kicking around a 260 but want to get some experienced opinions.
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    Comparing ballistics between the 6mmAI and the 25-06AI with 115 Bergers, The 6mm will shine brighter and better at long range due to the higher BC. The 25-06AI will be faster and flatter trajectory at close/med. range. Almost kinda 6's IMO. The nice thing about the 6mm's is that even the 105-107 bullets beat most common 25 caliber bullets in BC.

    I love the AI cartridges. Have a 22-250AI, (2) 6X47 Lapua AI, 243AI, 6mmAI, and have had (2) 25-06's.....still have one.

    6-284 has always been intriguing to me, but I've never yet had one. It's probably the least efficient and fastest barrel burner of them all though.
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    Looks like I'm gonna go with the 6mmAI. Any suggestion on twist rate and good loads to start with for 115 bergers?
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    If you're considering the 25-06...why not consider the 6-06.

    Run a 1:7.5 twist and smoke those 115 Bergers as fast as you can.
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    Re: Dilemma: 6mm AI vs 6x284 vs 25-06 AI

    I know barrels are consumables but what do you think the difference in barrel life would be in the 6mmAI and the 6-06?
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