Re: 6mm Rem. for long range 700 m - 1000 m ?
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I have a Parker Hale 1200V with factory heavy barrel in 6mm Remington. It is a pet rifle, however the barrel twist (not sure what it is) likes only 70 grain and under bullets. I currently shoot 70 grain Sierra HPBM at 1/2 MOA. Is this a set up that will be worth shooting at ultra long range (700 m to 1000 m) or is it too light of a bullet ? Shooting my 300 RUM is getting too costly.
Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks
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You should measure the twist - not hard, use a cleaning rod and measure how many inches it takes to make one turn going in the barrel.
Also... what is it that you want to shoot at 700/1000yds??
Woodchucks or Elk?
The Sierra 70gr HPBT is not a particularly good bullet for long distance, and the 6mm is not a long range "game" cartridge.
For woodchucks, the 70gr Blitzking or 80gr Blitz SBT would be better choices, and 600-700 yds would be stretching it...
... for game animals at 700 yds, you need a hellova lot more rifle.
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