Re: What About The "Dead" 6mm Remington?
I think it's "dead" for all the wrong reasons. It never got a fair chance to begin with, because remington supposedly put the wrong twist rate in the first runs of factory rifles. By time they noticed their error, the 243 had gained a loyal following.
Most savy long range PD shooters I know, would take a 6MM over a 243 any day. Their reasoning is that the necks are too short on 243 and the throats last longer on a 6mm. Not to mention, the 6mm is just a tad faster. I've heard that powder fouling is also worse in a 243. Only downside I know of for the 6mm is that it takes a longer action, but if you want to shoot long VLD type bullets, you should really use a long action anyway IMO. One other possible downside would be that the brass isn't that common, and stuff for 243 is easier to get.
On the rifle in question, you might check into the twist rate and make sure it's suitable for the bullets you want to shoot.
Again, most of the long time varmint shooters that I've known really prefer the 6mm.
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Last edited by SBruce; 05-22-2011 at 05:00 PM.