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Why is the 6mm so successful at matches?

 
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Old 12-26-2009, 02:54 PM
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Re: Why is the 6mm so successful at matches?

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The 6mm are good out to 600, after that you start giving up too much to the 6.5mm and the 7mm rifles. It's like everything, they are good but they can only take you so far.

You see alot of 6mm at the Midrange championship, 6BRX, Dasher, 6XC, and 6X47 Lapuas to name a few, but at the Longrange Championship there are mainly 6.5mm and 7mm. 6.5x47 Lapua, 6.5-284, 284, 284 Shehane, 7 SAUM, and one or two 7WSM's.

So as far as 6mm being more accurate I would say only out to 600 yds., after that it's necessary to burn more powder!

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I have to disagree. There have been many 1k matches won with 6mm's both for score and group. Yes, it gives up a bit to the bigger stuff when the wind really starts howling but the 6mm shouldn't be underestimated.
Some of my best 1k groups have been shot with the puny little 6br improved and many a rockchuck and prairie dog have been killed in excess of 1000 yards with it too.

Out here in the west, the 6mm's show a bit better than they do back east but that hasn't stopped the Williamsport crowd from using and winning with them.
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Re: Why is the 6mm so successful at matches?

There were no 6mm in the top 3 at the world F-Class championships or at the last Nationals, one can't help but wonder why.

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Re: Why is the 6mm so successful at matches?

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There were no 6mm in the top 3 at the world F-Class championships or at the last Nationals, one can't help but wonder why.

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How 'bout the top 10?


Check out what they did at Williamsport this year. Wasn't there a world record set there just recently?
I think someone down in Tucson did good too or was it Reno?

Hey, and didn't Ricard Shatz get a big Redding ad for setting some kind of world record with his 6br dasher? Thought it was in a magazine around here somewhere..........
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Ah yes, here it is:


Best of the Best: 1000-yard Record Dasher


I love this one 'cause my buddy Dan brainstormed and created this round back in the day and they told him the same thing, "It's too damn small". Well, he's smiling now!
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Re: Why is the 6mm so successful at matches?

Blipelt +1...The more I shoot and learn the less I really know. Same here, The more I read LRH forums and learn the less I really know.
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Re: Why is the 6mm so successful at matches?

I know in the ukd matches, 6mm's are easy to spot your own misses/hits. Makes picking up a few extra points a lot easier.
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Re: Why is the 6mm so successful at matches?

I guess what I meant is that they get affected by conditions more. I guess in a nice calm day the 6mm would be more accurate.

I stand corrected. But when the wind picks up I put down my 6 BRX and reach for the 6.5-284 or the 6.5X47 Lapua!

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