Re: Ballsitic Tip and V-max past 500 yards dont work (WRONG)
JWP475, I know speed is not the key, I understand this. After all the info I've received from everyone, I've decided that 3300 to 3350fps will be my goal with the 105grn bullets. I spoke with Krieger today, and they informed me their 1-8.5 twist 4 groove barrel is working well with the 105grn Lapua's and Bergers at 3350fps.
Regarding barrel life, I will be using this rifle for squirrel hunting. However, I need to make this clear, I only get to shoot squirrel 3 times a year. I will only use this rifle for shots from 400 to 100 yards. I will probably only shoot it between 50 to 60 shots during each session. I think most of you are thinking I am going to be putting hundreds of rounds through the barrel during each session. This is not the case. I use my 17HMR for the 100 to 300 yard shots. As I mentioned above, I will not be putting 200 or 300 roundS through the barrel during my squirrel hunting sessions, so I wont be burning out the barrel like you guys think.
I agree, if I were going to put 150 to 200 rounds through the barrel during each squirrel hunting session, I would go with the a smaller 6mm. However, this is not the case. I will not have a problem with barrel life, because I will not be putting hundreds of rounds through the barrel during each session.
Other reasons why I wanted to go with the 6x284, I've owned one before and loved it, and my buddies use the 6BR and a 243 for varminting and they both wished they had a 6x284. Although they do well out to 1000 yards with their 6BR and 243 with high BC bullets, they just don't have enough gun to put them down at that range. Both of my buddeis, because of this reason, are in the process of putting togather 6x284's too. My next rifle project will be a 6BR for shorter range and high volume varminting out to 300 and 600 yards.