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Old 10-07-2003, 12:55 PM
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max range of 6mmAI

i thinking about buying a rem. 700 in 6mm and having it turned into 6mm ai in there much diffances in the two are they purdy much the same????????
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Old 10-07-2003, 05:55 PM
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Re: max range of 6mmAI

I have a 6mmAI that is on the slow side. Typically, I do not get velocities much higher than a hot 6mm Rem load. However, I have made kills out to 700yds with a 70gr B-Tip and I'm sure the cartridge is effective at greater distances. VLD bullets will easily get you out to 1,000yds.
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Old 10-08-2003, 10:56 AM
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Re: max range of 6mmAI

Depends on what you want it for...

I have a 6mmAI that is a complete TACK DRIVER! I shot the best group of my life with it before the Antelope Hunt a 5 shot .099 with 4 witnesses... shooting the Berger 105 VLD's I have alomost 1000 ft lbs at 700 yards...

I can push them faster but so far the best accuracy is at 3150 FPS...

For ground hogs and PD's to 1K this is a great cartridge.. You can take deer and Antelope to 700-800 yards with devistating results... ( if your a "looks good on paper guy" )

just my .02
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Old 10-08-2003, 05:24 PM
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Re: max range of 6mmAI

WyoWhisper,

Ouch! Your .099" group beat my BEST group by .001".

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I shot that group with a 55gr Nosler B-Tip and a max load of Varget.

The 6mmAI can definately shoot!

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VH

[ 10-08-2003: Message edited by: Varmint Hunter ]
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Old 10-09-2003, 08:41 AM
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Re: max range of 6mmAI

Oh Man.. can the 6mmAI shoot... I doubt I'll ever have a group like that again... but it sure felt good!!
I have to give the nod to the Berger's though... with the 107 sierra's I get .3's or so.. but the Bergers are consistiently shooting smaller groups....

I am having Chris Matthews put it into a 1K BR stock and maybe one of these months I'll give a go at that 1K record with a slightly bigger 6mm than the 6BR.... [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 10-10-2003, 10:40 AM
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Re: max range of 6mmAI

WYOWHISPER

I shoot a 6mm/284, using the B105VLD's at 3150 fps...

Not to one up you..my smallest group is .087" @ 100....

I just wanted to concur that B105's like 3150fps...

Now for the real question, What Powder are you using...I am using R22.
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Old 10-10-2003, 12:56 PM
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Re: max range of 6mmAI

Xring....

Well.. well... seems that the Berger 105's are the ticket with RL 22 and 3150fps!!!

thats my powder of choice as well...!!!
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