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Old 04-22-2007, 07:18 PM
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Which is the best 6mm LR bullet

Hey guys, what is the best LR 6mm bullet. Here are the BC's of each bullet, how accurate are these BC's? and what can these bullets be pushed at out of a 6x284 with a 30" pipe?

1. Berger 6mm, 105grn, BC .556
2. Lupua 6mm, 105grn, BC .530
3. Sierra 6mm, 107grn, BC .527
4. Hornady 6mm, 105grn, BC .500

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Old 04-22-2007, 08:46 PM
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Re: Which is the best 6mm LR bullet

Wildcat ,

If you are set on using a 6x284 then those bullets you listed are too light .

You would be better served to go with the 115 dtac bc of .585 or the 117 dtac bc of .600 or the 120 wildcat bc of expected .620

I just threw in the Wildcat bullet bc and bc guess . It is not yet available , but is in the cards . The others however are right now good to go .

Wildcat , what was the last rifle project you were working on ? I forget as I am getting decrepit . , Old too . Anyways , could you tell of the results you have for that rifle and who made it and all . I like to read success stories .

Thanks for your indulgence .

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Old 04-22-2007, 09:12 PM
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Re: Which is the best 6mm LR bullet

Jimm, I was originally going to build the 300-WSM around the 125grn BT. However, do to all the advice, I have decided to go with a 6x284 and design it around the 105 and 107grn bullets. I am leaning toward the Berger 105grn bullet with .556 BC and the Lupua 105grn Scenar with a .530 BC.

I originally had four beautiful rifles, however, do to job issues, I had to sell all of them + scopes, rangefinder ect. They were as followed;

1. 223
2. 220 Swift, Full custom.
3. 6x284, Full Custom.
4. 338 Yogi which is 338 Lupua Magnum Improved, Full custom.

I miss them very much, but I had to do it. Anyhow, I had money left over after paying some bills, so I decided I needed at least one long range rifle for squirrel shooting.

The 115 and 117 DTAC sound really awesome, I might have to look at those too! Does Wildcat make the DTAC bullets, also how much do they cost and what twist rate do they require. Would a 1-9 twist work for the 115 and 117 bullets?

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Old 04-22-2007, 09:39 PM
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Re: Which is the best 6mm LR bullet

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The 115 and 117 DTAC sound really awesome, I might have to look at those too! Does Wildcat make the DTAC bullets, also how much do they cost and what twist rate do they require. Would a 1-9 twist work for the 115 and 117 bullets?

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Sierra makes them for David tubb.The 115 would be marginal with a 1-9 the 117 even more so.

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Old 04-22-2007, 10:41 PM
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Re: Which is the best 6mm LR bullet

I would for sure go with a 8T if you are considering the DTAC's.
I have 1-8 Broughton 5C fitted to a XP-100 in 6mm-284 and use the 115 DTAC's.
I'm curious if the 117 DTAC will stabilize with mine?
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Re: Which is the best 6mm LR bullet

I would look seriously at the 6br or the 6x47 lapua instead of the 6-284 if you are only going to have one gun built. 6-284's on not really good for high volume squirrel shooting.

At a match I attended this weekend, two fellas had 6-284's and both admitted to having burned out their barrels and both had less than 1000 rounds down the tubes and both said they wish they had done 6.5-284's instead. I couldn't agree with them more. At 1000 yard matches or 1000 yard varminting, it ain't about speed. It's about bc and accuracy. And the hotrods like the 6-284 don't keep their accuracy as long as the smaller cases.
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Old 04-23-2007, 07:40 AM
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I'm curious if the 117 DTAC will stabilize with mine?

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I am too. I have a some one the way to try.

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