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Old 01-16-2014, 02:19 PM
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high power 6mm

What is the most powerful/longest range 6mm cartridge anyone here knows about?

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Old 01-16-2014, 02:32 PM
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Re: high power 6mm

That is a loaded question. I have a 6mm-284 and it does very well. That being said I have heard of guys taking a 7mm mag and necking it to 6mm along with a 270 wsm and necking it to 6mm. Just depends on your expectations of barrel life and what you really want to do with the cartridge. Personally the 6-284 is as big as I would go in a 6mm.
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Old 01-16-2014, 02:48 PM
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Re: high power 6mm

I'm sure someone has done bigger but the most common are the 6 Mach IV (6-7rm Imp.) and 6wsm. I have a 6wsm and have pushed 105 Amax's to near 3600fps. I think the 6 Mach IV would do 3650fps with 105's.
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:13 PM
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Re: high power 6mm

A 6-284 is as big as I'd care to go with one.
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:22 PM
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Re: high power 6mm

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I'm sure someone has done bigger but the most common are the 6 Mach IV (6-7rm Imp.) and 6wsm. I have a 6wsm and have pushed 105 Amax's to near 3600fps. I think the 6 Mach IV would do 3650fps with 105's.
Any faster than that and you are probably going to start seeing bullets disintegrate before they hit.
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:46 PM
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Any faster than that and you are probably going to start seeing bullets disintegrate before they hit.
You very well could but most tipped bullets seems to handle the stress better than a non tipped. I might pull it out this spring and light up a few rock chucks to see how it does. I have 2 .243AI's that I normally use so I'm sure it is just more of a good thing.
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:57 PM
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Re: high power 6mm

I read an article a while back (http://www.singleactions.com/240Incinerator.pdf) of a guy who built a 6mm using the .264winmag parent case. so that was a pretty big beast. not to practical though.
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