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Old 11-27-2012, 08:18 PM
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6 mm Rem. Loads??

Gentlemen, does anyone out there have a pet load for a 6mm (244) Rem. ? My little bro is looking to bench a M77 Ruger heavey barrel in this caliber at 500 yards this winter. Rate of twist is 1:12. He was planning to use the Hornady105 Amax, but that may not prove stable. Looking for pet loads. I will be competing against him so don't go overboard here
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Crusty Buck
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:41 PM
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Gentlemen, does anyone out there have a pet load for a 6mm (244) Rem. ? My little bro is looking to bench a M77 Ruger heavey barrel in this caliber at 500 yards this winter. Rate of twist is 1:12. He was planning to use the Hornady105 Amax, but that may not prove stable. Looking for pet loads. I will be competing against him so don't go overboard here
Ideas?

Crusty Buck
at onetime I had two 77's chambered in 6mm with the nine twist barrels (I think they are closer to 9.5"). They really like 87 grain Hornadays and the 80 grain Sierra Blitz. Used H414 powder a lot. Seat the bullets about .005" off the lands, and in cold weather use a mag primer with the H414 and H380 powders. I tried 4064 powder, but the heat in the barrel was just too much for my likening. AA4350 and 2700 also work very well in them. My heavy barreled rifle shot 3/8's groups rather consistently, and light barreled rifle shot 3/4" groups with some bedding issues that I never took the time to completely fix. Have never seen a Ruger with a 1:12" twist. Are you sure that's correct? If so your pretty much limited to 80 grain and lighter bullets. The 105 grain Amax really wants a 1:8" barrel due to it's higher B/C. Niether of my rifles would shoot the 88 grain Bergers very well, but one would shoot the 69 grain LD's pretty good, but even then showed problems stabalizing them. Plus the throat is really too long for the 69 grain bullet anyway. The Sierra shot extremely well and was very hard on coyotes.
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:52 PM
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Re: 6 mm Rem. Loads??

Trickymissfit, Thanks for the information.

CB
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:44 PM
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Trickymissfit, Thanks for the information.

CB
I forgot to tell you that accuracey seemed to come out of near max loads most of the time. If your usingt the Ruger scope rings, check them closely, as I had problems with them fitting into the scallops correctly. And lastly give it a recrown, as Ruger dosn't do such a great job in that area
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:39 PM
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Re: 6 mm Rem. Loads??

My Remington 6mm
87gr vm
h4350
46.2gr
cci 200
2.820 c.o.a.l
vel 3185
rem brass
this load shoots 1 moa out to 500yards
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:00 PM
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Trickymissfit, thanks again for the info. What is "Recrowning" ?
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:02 PM
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Re: 6 mm Rem. Loads??

KPB71, thanks to you also for the information. Any idea what the twist rate is on your Rem 6mm is?

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