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Why not the 6-RSAUM?

 
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Old 01-19-2004, 10:43 PM
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Why not the 6-RSAUM?

I'm thinking about starting a twin project for a rifle and XP-100 pistol. I need long-range spot and stalk coyote guns. I'm thinking of a 6mm-RSAUM. The 300 RSAUM case is only about 13% larger than the .284 in case capacity. I'm going to be using bullets from the 87 gr V-Max to the 105 A-Max. I'm wondering though if i'm going too big here. The guns will only be used on coyotes so will not get a lot of use/year. Any comments or ideas on barrel life, etc.??
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Old 01-19-2004, 10:45 PM
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Re: Why not the 6-RSAUM?

whats wrong with 284 case?just curious-dave
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Old 01-19-2004, 11:40 PM
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Re: Why not the 6-RSAUM?

I have been thinking about changing my 7mm RSAUM to a 6.5 RSAUM at some point. Is the 7mm RSAUM case the same size/capacity as the 300 RSAUM?

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Old 01-20-2004, 01:32 AM
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Re: Why not the 6-RSAUM?

Hey 6Guy-- of course nothing's wrong with it. I guess that's why i posted the question here-- will i realize any advantage over the .284 case in a 26" barrel?? 100-- 150 fps maybe?? I think i'll get better downrange terminal ballistics, but i admit to not having enuf experience in this area to really know.

I don't know DWM.

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Old 01-20-2004, 02:23 AM
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Re: Why not the 6-RSAUM?

6/284 is over bore for 6 mm ( over maximum water capacity for the caliber ) if you add more powder with a bigger case you only gain few fps but loose a lot barrellife and get serious carbon fouling in barrel , maximum usefull water capacity is 06 case for a 6 mm

best way is to use an optimized design as 6 Shedanne 6/284 short body with long neck or use a 6/223 WSSM IMP that fat case look as steoride BR case and probaly very efficient case specilay if you plan to use in short barrel on XP100

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Old 01-20-2004, 03:57 AM
 
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Re: Why not the 6-RSAUM?

To go all that trouble - why not just the .243 WSSM? It already has a pretty sharp shoulder.
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Old 01-20-2004, 06:20 AM
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Re: Why not the 6-RSAUM?

Does anybody know what the case capacity is for the WSSM??
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