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

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Old 12-04-2012, 12:05 PM
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Re: Dilemma: 6mm AI vs 6x284 vs 25-06 AI

Originally Posted by Colestaton View Post
I'm leaning toward the 6mmAI. Don't have much experience with forming much brass but I was looking into the 6mm-06ai. How much work would it be to form brass for this round using 30-06 lapua brass?

Probably a PITA, you'll more than likely have to turn the necks, which sux.... Fireforming is very straight forward & most of the time good accuracy can be had. In the case of the 06ai, i'd probably go the corn meal method to increase bbl life.
Technically speaking, you could probably use Nosler 280AI brass & neck down the 1mm to 6mm.... you shouldn't have to turn necks then & the ackley shoulder is already formed.

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