6MM Remington load advice
Hey, fellow reloaders, I need a little advice on this one. I have a 40X Remington bedded and screwed into a McMillan F Class stock. It shoots in the 1s and 2s with a 22-6mm Remington Brux barrel I have shooting the 70 grain Berger VLD.
I'm going PD hunting in May, and I don't want to damage the 22-6mm with too many hot rounds. It shoots great, but it's not going to have a long life. So, I have a new LV contour Shilen barrel chambered in 6MM Remington that I have screwed onto the same platform. It's a 10-twist barrel and is 27 inches long. I decided that I need this gun to shoot from zero to 700 yards since I have the longer ranges covered with other rifles. That led me to decide on the 75 grain V-Max bullet. So far I have tried different amounts of H414 and H4831SC. It was hard for me to believe how bad the H414 shot, so I laid it aside quickly. The best three-shot group was 1/2 inch. Some were nearly two inches at 100 yards. With the H4831, I had a couple of three-shot groups in the 4-tenths range which was a little more encouraging. I haven't had a lot of time to work on this, so in an effort to shorten the learning curve, do you guys have any suggestions? I don't know, maybe 4-tenths is all I should expect from the V-Maxes. In the 22-6mm, things really started looking up when I went to the Bergers, so maybe the bullet is the issue. I guess theoretically if you can shoot 4-tenths at 100, it will be around two inches or so at 500 yards. I've used the Bergers on PDs before, but I much prefer the explosiveness of the V-Maxes.
Thanks for your opinions.