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Unread 05-29-2006, 11:30 PM
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Re: 6mm advice

I used to get astonishing results, using the Hornady 75 grain hollow point out at distances beyound 300 yards. I also used IMR-4320 powder in those handloads. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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    Unread 05-30-2006, 09:15 PM
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    Re: 6mm advice

    I am getting ready to have a 6-284 built, and I will be using the 75grn V-MAX. The 75grn V-MAX has a pretty good BC, I believe it's around .400. I have heard that this bullet blows them apart like no other. I will be pushing these babies at around 3800 to 3900 out of a 1-12 twist 30" Krieger. What kind of 6mm will you be shooting.

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    Unread 05-31-2006, 11:35 AM
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    The 75gr VMax is definately explosive! I shot a rattler (he'd been hit by a car) in the neck, hoping that my (ex) wife could salvage the skin. Ha! It blew his head into next week and took a divot an inch and a half deep and 4 inches across out of the coil that was under his head. That was at about 3600 from my .243imp.
    I really like the performance of the 55gr Ballistic Tips too. When shooting them at a steel target at the local range, they put bigger holes in the target than my 300! There's a splash of copper coated metal headed toward the bench and a bigger one out the back of the hole for a hole that I'd estimate looks like you shot it with a .375 solid.
    Needless to say that P.dogs don't flop, run or scurry after the shot... I once found a little skull cap, eyebrows up, 20 yards from the nearest remnants of any other gophers [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
    Damn, now I want to go shooting instead of to work!
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    Unread 05-31-2006, 06:27 PM
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    Re: 6mm advice

    I am thinking of having a 6mm284 built as well...
    the 75 grain V-max does not have a bc of .400, more like .330.. the bullet your thinking of is the 87 grain V-max, it has a Bc of .400, the highest of all V-max bullets...
    better than the Crap .257 v-max 75 grain bullet with a BC of .280.

    I believe you'd get some serious speed with 87's out of a 6-284, 3700-3800 out of a 30 inch pipe.. and a 10-11 twist.. sounds fun.

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    Unread 05-31-2006, 11:05 PM
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    Re: 6mm advice

    as far as effectiveness goes, i haven't seen anything be as effective as the 80gr sierra gamekings i'm shooting out of my handloads. i'm not too sure of the velocity due to the lack of a chrono but there is no doubt of a long effective range(at least 500) and they definetely end whatever they hit, from pd's to mule deer and antelope bucks.
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    Unread 06-02-2006, 04:47 PM
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    Hands down hornady vmax come apart quicker than any other polymer tipped bullet out there. 58s and 65s make a nasty mess out of chucks and coyotes, esp. out of a 6mm-06. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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    Unread 06-02-2006, 09:29 PM
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    Re: 6mm advice

    Thanks for the info Scott, regarding the V-MAX bullets. The bullet I am looking to shoot the most is the 75grn V-MAX, however, the 87grn V-MAX will gets it's try out too. I should be able to push the 87grn V-MAX at around 3700 to 3800 out of the 30" Krieger. This rifle is going to be used for 600 to 800 yard shots, so the 87grn V-MAX might be the bullet I end up using. I can't wait to see what that bullet, at that speed, does to a squirrel. Here are the specs on this rifle;

    1. Caliber 6-284 (Tightneck)
    2. Nesika, Model K, 1.450 Dia. Action
    3. Krieger 30", throated for 75grn and 87grn V-MAX, 1.250 tappered to 1.00" at the muzzle, 1-12 twist
    4. Vias Muzzle brake
    5. McMillan A-5 w/adj LOP and adj cheek peice
    6. Jewell 2oz trigger
    7. Davidson base with 20 MOA added
    8. Kelby 30mm Rings
    9. Topped w/Nightforce 12x42x56mm NXS
    10. Weight of rifle/ 20lbs

    I have not yet decided if I am going to Teflon Coat this rifle Matte Black. What do you guys think about an all black rifle. I still have not decided on a gunsmith to build this rifle. I should be receiving all the parts this month, so I need to pick one soon. If I decide to teflon coat this baby, what kind of coating should I use.

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