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22/6mm vs 22/243 vs ???

 
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:02 PM
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22/6mm vs 22/243 vs ???

I'm looking into something to shoot long range yotes and just be different. Have a want for something a little out of the ordinary. I just shot a friends 22/6 and I loved how flat shooting and no recoil. I'm looking into using a savage or stevens action(short or long?) with a pacnor barrel. Anybody have any suggestions on which to go with? Wanting to shoot 75-80 grain amaxes.
Also saw something on 220 gibbs?? I thought the gibbs line only went down to 240?
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:35 PM
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Re: 22/6mm vs 22/243 vs ???

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I'm looking into something to shoot long range yotes and just be different. Have a want for something a little out of the ordinary. I just shot a friends 22/6 and I loved how flat shooting and no recoil. I'm looking into using a savage or stevens action(short or long?) with a pacnor barrel. Anybody have any suggestions on which to go with? Wanting to shoot 75-80 grain amaxes.
Also saw something on 220 gibbs?? I thought the gibbs line only went down to 240?
Thanks in advance!
Talk to Lonnie Hummel at Hornady. he helped develop the 22/6mm (Texas Trophy Hunter)
and should be a lot of help.

I have talked to him on several occasions and he is very friendly and knowledgeable on this round.

Hope this helps.

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Old 03-29-2011, 09:42 AM
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Re: 22/6mm vs 22/243 vs ???

If you are going to use a short action, IMO, I would go with 22-243 or one of it's varients. If you're using a long action, pick whichever one tickels your fancy because they both are near the same thing. I personally like the 22-243 and it's varients a little better because you can not only use Lapua 243 brass but 243 brass in general is much easier to find.

I've got a 22-6mm on a Rem. short action. It shoots 75grainers extremely well and fast but I have to use it as a single shot because my OAL is to long to feed thru the mag.
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:56 AM
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Re: 22/6mm vs 22/243 vs ???

I have shot a 224TTH for about 10 years. I shoot a 69gr MK at 3600fps with RL19. It is built on a short action remington with a 1-9 twist 26" brl. If I build another one it will be on a remington LONG action. In my short action it will manage a 69gr MK from the magazine, but will not anything heavier. It shoots the 75gr Amax great but as has been said before it has to be one at a time. I have close to 700 rounds shot out of the gun and in the last box I loaded it is starting to shot some fliers and is starting to worry me. It ALWAYS shot in the 1/2" range before and is now starting to throw one now and then and make the group into about .75-1" range.

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Old 03-29-2011, 11:12 AM
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Re: 22/6mm vs 22/243 vs ???

I think I'm leaning more toward the 22/6 cause I already load for a 243, and I don't want to mix up the brass.
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:41 AM
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You certainly won't go wrong with either, that's for sure, but do yourself a favor and have it built on a long action.

Another hot rod .22 that would be easy to do and you could use Lapua brass is a 22-284. You could easily neck down Lapua 6.5-284 brass as the parent case. Sometimes finding 6mm brass isn't all that easy and the quality is marginal at best.
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:06 PM
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Re: 22/6mm vs 22/243 vs ???

Anyone had any luck with the 75 gr swifts in either of these calibers? Was thinking of using more of the Amax , berger, and sierra matchkings. I also have a pile of 65 gr sierra gamekings that wouldn't stabilize in another gun.
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