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Unread 01-18-2008, 12:06 AM
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6mm options

I just purchased a new 6mm barrel from lilja 1 in 8 twist 29 in. I have a rem 700 short action that was previously chambered in .243 win. I am planning on chambering in .243 ackley unless any of you have a better (hotter) caliber that would fit into my short action. Please open my eyes.
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Unread 01-18-2008, 12:09 AM
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are you wanting it single shot or a repeater
I dont know who ever came up with the imaganary word of "Over Gunned"
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Unread 01-18-2008, 02:42 AM
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it can be a single shot it is primarily for long range plinking
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Unread 01-18-2008, 05:56 AM
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6mmBR is popular with long range groundhog match shooters out to 1,000.
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Unread 01-18-2008, 09:04 AM
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if your gunsmith has a reamer a 6mm- 284 would give you more powder capacity. if that is what you are looking for.
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Unread 01-18-2008, 10:06 AM
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I really like the 6BR I have in a slow twist barrel and recently purchased a fast twist 6mm barrel and am seriously considering chambering that in a 6mm Dasher. Hope to get 150 fps more than if I chambered to the BR. Same brass with just some easy fireforming to do. Good barrel life. Will decide in the next two weeks but leaning heavy to the Dasher at this point. I would have considered the Ackley however I plan on spending alot of time in the PD towns with it as well as some paper punching for 600 yd league so barrel life is a concern of mine on this project. I think the Ackley would make a great choice in a coyote setup.
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Unread 01-18-2008, 01:10 PM
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With a rem. short action you are kinda limited. The biggest you could proly go with is 243ai. That is if your gonna use the factory box mag. For a single shot you could proly go all the way up to 6x284. The only reason i say this is so you can have plenty of room to seat ur bullet out to the lands and it still feed right. The dasher to me is more appealing than the br, but i like the extra umph the 243ai packs. I've heard people push the 243ai to velocites over 3500fps with bullets up to 87gr. To me that is fast enough. your gonna burn alot of powder to acheive faster velocities outta other calibers. Just my 2 cents.

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