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Which 6mm in long action Remington 700? Quality Brass is issue...

 
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Old 12-15-2013, 06:08 PM
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Re: Which 6mm in long action Remington 700? Quality Brass is issue...

You can't get there from here.

There is no factory ammo for long 6mm.

Who knows what will be the program 30 years from now.
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Re: Which 6mm in long action Remington 700? Quality Brass is issue...

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You can't get there from here.

There is no factory ammo for long 6mm.

Who knows what will be the program 30 years from now.
Regular .243 Win will shoot in a .243 AI

Regular 6mm Rem will shoot in a 6mm Rem AI/Crusader/etc...

But you are right that 30 years from now, who knows. By that logic, correctly, I should go with a .243 Win AI. Its VERY unlikely that as long as guns are used for hunting, that factory loaded .243 Win will not be available.......
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Old 12-15-2013, 11:45 PM
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Re: Which 6mm in long action Remington 700? Quality Brass is issue...

A 243 is a short action cartridge.
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Old 12-15-2013, 11:48 PM
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Re: Which 6mm in long action Remington 700? Quality Brass is issue...

If this rifle will be used for light to medium big game hunting or predator hunting where pelt damage is of no concern. I would recommend the 6-06. While its a bit higher performance level then the 6mm-284, it feeds MUCH better and has many more options in brass.

If you want a higher volume shooting rifle, all the ones you list are pretty poor choices for longer barrel life.

I have had three 6-06 rifles and loved all of them. THey are best with at least 90 grain bullets or heavier. I have found the heavier the bullet, the more consistant your velocity levels will be.

For big game hunting I am not a huge fan of the long range match bullets. They are the best ballistically but they are not the best terminally. The 107 gr SMK can be driven to crazy velocity levels and retain great accuracy but they are very inconsistent for expansion on light to medium big game. The berger 105 and 105 gr A-Max are both in my opinion to soft for the velocity potential of the 6-06 for big game hunting at anything short of 400 yards and past that, they start to drop off in retained energy which no 6mm has in reserves anyway.

The newer 90 gr Accubond has been showing some promise in the 6-06 so it would be my first try. The old standby 100 gr Partitions are a decent choice as well but can have issues with rupturing the partition on close range impacts, especially hard impacts such as shoulders.

If you want a long action 6mm rifle however, this would be my choice.
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Re: Which 6mm in long action Remington 700? Quality Brass is issue...

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There is no factory ammo for long 6mm.
6mm Rem is long action, and factory ammo.

244 H&H? (for when barrel life is no obstacle at all)
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Re: Which 6mm in long action Remington 700? Quality Brass is issue...

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6mm Rem is long action, and factory ammo.

244 H&H? (for when barrel life is no obstacle at all)
Every factory 6mm Remington I've seen was a short action. I've owned several of them and the thing I don't like about them is they are too long for a short action and too short for a long action. To me it is one of the least desirable cartridges made.
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6mm Rem is long action, and factory ammo.

244 H&H? (for when barrel life is no obstacle at all)
Was factory ammo availability a requirement. I missed that if it was, sorry!
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