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Old 03-06-2011, 02:48 PM
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I agree, but I would go with the 6mm Ackley over both. Then again, I chose to build mind on the LA for repeating and feeding the 105 Berger Hunting VLDs
I've owned a 6mmAI as well as a regular 6mm Remington in the past. Never fell for the .243 trap, as I already knew. Got talked into the 6/250AI while examining the 6XC and thinking about a 6HLS build. Personally the 6HLS maybe the best of the bunch, and for sure is better than anything you can do with a .243 case. But this BG round simply looks great. It's like a cross between a 6BR and a 6HLS. Will easilly push 105 gr. AMAX bullets to 2990 fps out of a 24" barrel. Has a .35" neck length which means your not reducing the case volume with a bullet seated past the neck into the shoulder. It won't run with a 6AI for sure, but it'll still be plenty good enough for as far as I can shoot.
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I've owned a 6mmAI as well as a regular 6mm Remington in the past. Never fell for the .243 trap, as I already knew. Got talked into the 6/250AI while examining the 6XC and thinking about a 6HLS build. Personally the 6HLS maybe the best of the bunch, and for sure is better than anything you can do with a .243 case. But this BG round simply looks great. It's like a cross between a 6BR and a 6HLS. Will easilly push 105 gr. AMAX bullets to 2990 fps out of a 24" barrel. Has a .35" neck length which means your not reducing the case volume with a bullet seated past the neck into the shoulder. It won't run with a 6AI for sure, but it'll still be plenty good enough for as far as I can shoot.
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I know a guy that shoots benchrest and shot a lot of 6 BR and 6 PPC. He mentioned the HLS. I have never even seen a cartridge in person. Sounds interesting.

The only thing that almost swayed me to the 243AI was the Lapua brass, but it wasn't enough. I love the 6AI. It is a new addition, but I love it.
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I have 3 buddies that shoot the 1000 Penns. type bench. They are all shooting 6 dashers and having luck. I know they are shooting 105's at 3050 about just from casual chat.All 3 are record holders I think, the 2 are for sure and MT hall of famers . The one guy has 4-5 world records . I dont know much about there set ups, did shoot one of the rifles, they have heavy and light gun,lookes like fun. The one guy uses his older 300wsm bench rig as a truck gun for east side speed goats and deer. They have a 7mm also,but I dont recall if it was a wsm, one of them shot a deer at just under 1600
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I have 3 buddies that shoot the 1000 Penns. type bench. They are all shooting 6 dashers and having luck. I know they are shooting 105's at 3050 about just from casual chat.All 3 are record holders I think, the 2 are for sure and MT hall of famers . The one guy has 4-5 world records . I dont know much about there set ups, did shoot one of the rifles, they have heavy and light gun,lookes like fun. The one guy uses his older 300wsm bench rig as a truck gun for east side speed goats and deer. They have a 7mm also,but I dont recall if it was a wsm, one of them shot a deer at just under 1600
Yeah, the Dasher are winning all of those type matches, just like the PPC is winning all the 100 and 200 yard bench and sporter bench comps. They are the new big dogs.
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I was 100% decided on the 7wsm..but after much reading..I have decided on going with the 300 wsm..shorter bullets. I will do up a 7mm variant but it will be on a LA...probably 7mm/375 Ruger, Rem mag or STW.lol
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Nice round. I am sure you will like it. It will be much better on the barrel for sure than the 7 WSM. I just prefer the 7mm ballistically to the 30 cal. But they are both great choices.
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I know a guy that shoots benchrest and shot a lot of 6 BR and 6 PPC. He mentioned the HLS. I have never even seen a cartridge in person. Sounds interesting.

The only thing that almost swayed me to the 243AI was the Lapua brass, but it wasn't enough. I love the 6AI. It is a new addition, but I love it.
Thr "HLS" case is really very simple in design. You ream the chamber with a standard 6mm Remington reamer, but the with a .250 case length (shoulders). There's also another version that is improved with 30 degree shoulders. Then there is the International that has a shorter neck length and a 30 degree shoulder. There's also the Durham International that is basicly a 6mm AI reamed to 1.875 depth. This is a nice round, and will push a 105 grain bullet to a little over 3200 fps! I knew an old man (we all get there sooner or later) that shot this round for twenty years. Must have killed 5,000 groundhogs! He formed his cases out of .243 brass. He's long gone, and have wondered what he'd have done with all the better bullets and cases we have today.
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