Yaa, that's one of the ones I'm considering. I really like the economy of the .224 sized bullets (leaning towards 22-243) but will be shooting in field conditions (wind, weather) and am worried the little bullets will drift on me. Hence the 6mm option
Though something like a 75 grain A-max in a 22-243 has some great ballistics because it's so long and skinny and if it's nearly the same weight as a 6mm bullet then it should be *less* prone to drift since it has less side area (unless you're shooting the 6mm faster because it will get there sooner and be less prone to drift)?
The cost for the 105 gr 6mm vs the 75 grain .224 A-max is the same at Cabelas, about .20 each.
So that essentially leaves brass and powder. How does each compare for the .243 size and the .264 size?
So you can see I'm pretty torn between .224 and 6mm
One of the "considerations" is that when I ask to hunt on private land I can just say I'm using a "22" if I go with the smaller bullet
Any other considerations? How about recoil- how is each for a full day of sage rat busting?