for my next rifle, I'm planning on building a 6mm to hunt deer sized game out to a maxium of 800 yards, don't want the finished weight to exceed 10-11lbs, so no chambering requiring a 30+ inch barrel.
So far I'm thinking of:
6mm rem ackley
i want to shoot heavy bullets, 105gr+, maybe 95 bergers if I can get them fast enough, but preferably 115 DTACs (anyone ever hunt with these?)
if you have any info about the velocities with a specific bullet, from what barrel weight, and accurate barrel life of these chambering, that'd be great. I want ATLEAST 1500rnds barrel life, since this will be my main go to pratice/ general hunting rifle. I am thinking mainly of the 6x47lapua right now, but it's hard to find info on it, so if anyone has some an would like to share.. How fast can you push 105s? 115s? And have you tried RL17? I heard good stuff about 105 scenars and RL17 in the 6Crusader or 6x47 Lapua, not sure which one, but the capacity is near the same so..
The 6Crusader is supposed to have barrel life like the .243win because the long case neck lets more powder burns in the case, if you believe in that effect that is.
Any info on these cartridges or a suggestion or anything to do with LR 6mm's, is welcome here. A place to share info.