Re: help make my mind up on a 6mm project
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.
good luck UB
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