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Old 01-15-2007, 09:44 AM
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I here that the 223 w/10X powder is getting 22-250 velocities w/the lighter bullets. My thinkin' would then be that a 6-223 w/its larger diameter would do about the same thing with the 55gr bullet. Who knows till ya try.

My data shows the 222 REM, 40 gr VMax and 10X is comparable to the 223 w/55s. (REM 722 w/26" bbl)
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:49 AM
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Your case for the 6mm-.223 is very flawed.

With the 6mm 55gr Blitzking, top velocities are in the 3200 fps bracked - that is NOT equal to the .22-250.

Further, you have been seriously missled on the BC.

The BC of the .224 55gr blitzking is .270
The BC of the 5mm Blitzking is .220, and decending to .210 @2950fps.

I know it fun to dream about wildcats (ask me about the long ago defunct ".222 Looong Neck" sometime), but this 6mm/.223 is old, well trampled ground (ei, many have that tee-shirt).

The plain vanilla .223 will shoot flater, hit FASTER, and hit HARDER than the 6mm/.223.

Plus you can buy it off the rack. I know, it's not sexy [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

I know the truth is hard - I spent a lot of money on the .222 Looong Neck, and all I have to show for it is one loaded round [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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Old 01-15-2007, 10:18 AM
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catshooter- I believe fifty was talking about the 55g nosler btips. If you look at the BC's, the 224" 55g is .267, the 6mm 55g is .276.
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Old 01-15-2007, 10:33 AM
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Re: Opinions wanted......

Sounds like you want a 6PPC! But I like the sounds of your 6/223. I don't think the old 222 will get you to 400 reliablely.
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Old 01-15-2007, 10:35 AM
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Hey Fifty,
Is the 6mm/223 basically the same as a 6X45? My buddy has one and it's awesome!!!! We've used it for everything from prairie dogs up through deer.
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Re: Opinions wanted......

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catshooter- I believe fifty was talking about the 55g nosler btips. If you look at the BC's, the 224" 55g is .267, the 6mm 55g is .276.

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There is a flaw in those BCs... if you take the same weight bullet (55 grains) and make one long and skinny, and one shorter and fatter, it is ballistically IMPOSSIBLE for the short/fat one to have a higher BC than the long/skinny one - just plain physics 101.

Nosler makes good bullets, but their BCs are "creative". They do not shoot as flat as their numbers would suggest.

And (not with standing the above), the BCs are still lower than the BK .224 equivelent, and they aren't launched as fast... that equals a step backwards for the 6mm/.223.

It was a very popular Benchrest cartridge about 20 years ago... if it was a better round, don't you think someone would have figured out 20 years ago???

No one shoots that round anymore. And there is a reason.

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catshooter- I fully realize the exagerations of companys BC's. It seems odd to me how the 6mm is a little higher, but I wont argue to much on the subject. Its to little difference to make a difference in the first place. Just pointing out the fact that Fifty stated he was wanting to use nosler btips and not the sierra blitzkings which you were comparing.
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