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Old 03-22-2005, 10:07 PM
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6 mm ackley

I was wondering if anybody had any experience with the 6mm ackley? I am fireforming loads and am having wierd things happen. First two rounds will touch, then third will be 1 inch out. No pattern yet but maddening. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img] My load consists of rem 6mm brass, 46 gr r-22 fed 210m primer 105 gr amax. barrel is pac nor select match 1-8 3 groove. Improved load up to 50 grains. I have the bullets seated to the lands. I let the barrel cool and have cleaned it religiously. Seems to shoot a little bit better with 3-5 rounds of foulers.
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Old 03-23-2005, 05:21 AM
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Re: 6 mm ackley

lead lobber ,
I haven't used the A Max myself but have read that they are not very consistent dimensionally . Apparently if you go thru a uniforming process they work very well but may need to discard quite a few to get a good end result .
Have heard great things about the 105 Lapua Scenar . You might like to try them .
Could be that your rifle just doesn't like that load or bullet too .
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Old 03-23-2005, 06:22 AM
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Re: 6 mm ackley

I have to agree with Aussie on what he says. I have two wildcats based on the 6mm REM case and I have found the problem to be the brass. I wish there was better brass but that is not the case. This means only one thing and you will have to sort brass. Buy a big lot. I hope you already have a way to spin cases as this is what you will need to do to find good straight cases. In a lot of 500 rds if you can find a hundred with uniform necks, count yourself lucky indeed! I don't waste time weighing them anymore, just look for uniform neck thickness. I don't know what other bullets you might have on hand but you sure want to try some match grade bullets. I don't think you are having an equipment problem as much as an component problem. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 03-23-2005, 07:17 AM
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Re: 6 mm ackley

I had a 6mmremAI done up with a Pac-Nor SS select match 1/10 twist barrel kind of like your will throw one out. I've got another one but has a Shilen barrel same twist those loads don't shoot in the new one. I shot R-19,R-22 plus alot of other powders. When back to alot of my old reloading manual looking at the load for the 6mmrem powders that come up IMR-3031,IMR 4064,IMR-4350 and IMR-4831 and there where other but these showed up the most I had some IMR-3031 and my first loads were great both with 80gr and 100gr bullets took that rifle and those loads 25rd of each out for alittle PD shooting Sunday and did pretty good from 200/400yds need alittle more fine tuning. I was just about ready to send the barrel back to Pac-Nor. I changed stock,scopes,bullets,powder,seating depth and trigger. Hard to figure these rifles at times. I've got a 6mmrem with a Hart barrel with a 1/14 twist and that rifle shoot little bug holes. Well good luck
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Old 03-23-2005, 08:01 AM
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I shoot a .244 AK, (6mm Rem Imp), with a 8 twist Krieger tight chamber. Use Rem brass and neck turn. One of the most accurate rifles I have with a match bullet like the Sierra 107s. Also shoots the Berger 105s, JLKs. I-4350 with a Rem 9 1/2 mag primer works for me. Try a different bullet/powder combo. I know this cartridge will shoot.
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Old 03-23-2005, 10:51 AM
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Re: 6 mm ackley

Aussie,3sixbits,roper,dbhostler-
thanks for the info!!! I agree with the brass quality. I am a beginner reloader but i can see the odd necks on alot of the brass. Have a 6 neck turner on order. It is the most incosistant brass i have seen so far. Has anybody used norma 7x57 brass? I have rediing full length and neck s dies, can i buy a 6.5 bushing and start necking 7x57 brass down and finish with my 6 neck bushing? I know I will have to neck turn but how hard is it to?
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Old 03-23-2005, 10:56 AM
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dbhostler,
I have h4350. will this work? Why the mag primer? Should I switch my primers to mag?
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