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Old 06-23-2006, 11:29 PM
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Re: help make my mind up on a 6mm project

one question Lapua has 30-06 brass, a person could run these through a 25-06 full length die then progress to the 6mm-06. Or would it be better to stay with the 25-06 brass. I thought of a 25-06 just that I already have the 257 stw to play with, Kirby I sent you an email about this project, Thanks
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Old 06-24-2006, 05:20 AM
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Re: help make my mind up on a 6mm project

oldfamily,
If you are just going to be shooting to around 600yds or so why choose a straight 6mm-06, if you go with a 6mmRemington you will at least double if not triple barrel life. I have a 6mm Ackley Imp. and have just shot the second barrel out of my 6-284, in my opinion you dont want or need anything with this much case capacity unless you shoot past 1000yds on a regular basis,dont plan on shooting it much or if it does not matter if you have to re-barrel it every year. if you need something exotic make your 6 Rem. brass out of Norma 7x57.
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Old 06-25-2006, 12:22 PM
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Re: help make my mind up on a 6mm project

made my mind up my 6mm project turned to a 30 in 257 stw project. I would say that would have one heck of a splat factor on a coyote. Plus every one needs two stw's. Thanks Kirby
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Old 06-26-2006, 09:12 PM
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Re: help make my mind up on a 6mm project

UncleB,Regarding your 6-284 I have a couple of questions if you don't mind. How many shots did you get from those two tubes? What twist and bullets did you use? What was the average working velocity? How many groves were they? Would you recommend the 6-284 for an eastern woodchuck, yote/deer rifle to be shot maybe 50 times per year in hunting? Shots would be 300 yards or less? Yes, it is way more than needed and standard .243 would cover such, but why not?
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Old 06-27-2006, 05:55 AM
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Re: help make my mind up on a 6mm project

dc3,
I have 700 rounds through the barrel that is on it now, I am planning on having it set back 2-3" very soon. it is a 30" 1-8" twist Pac-Nor 3groove that I shoot 107gr SMK's in.
It shoots 3400fps with the load I am using now. This gun is very accurate as I have shot rockchucks out to 1515yds with it, but it is very tempermental, the 107gr SMK is the ONLY bullet it will shoot, 105 A-Max's dont make it to the muzzle in one piece at any velocity, Berger 105 VLD's blow-up at 3100fps. this is in large part due to the 3 groove barrel ( I have several 3 groove barrels in different calibers and will NEVER own another).
If you want to make a 6-284 Woodchuck,yote/deer rifle and can accept 600-700rd barrel life it is an awesome choice as long as you have at minimum 26" barrel (preferrably longer) and use a 1-8"to 1-9" twist (non 3 groove)barrel for heavier bullets.
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Re: help make my mind up on a 6mm project

I agree 100% with Uncle B on this one. I have changed to using only 1-9, 6 groove barrels for every 6-284 built to shoot the heavy bullets. This twist will offer 3400 fps with bullets such as the Berger and A-Max and of course also shoots the 107 gr SMK very well also.

If you want a fast twist 6-284 go with a 1-9, 6 groove. The canted 5 grooves may also work very well from Broughton and Rock but I have not tested them yet to be able to tell you for sure.

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