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Unread 03-23-2005, 11:20 AM
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Re: 6 mm ackley

first of all dump the A-max...

get some Bergers or SMK's

here's results from a 6mmAI I had.. should have never sold it... DAMN!....

I have to qualify this .. it was shot from a bench.. I used to shoot bench rifles...

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Unread 03-23-2005, 11:33 AM
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Re: 6 mm ackley

thanks rick, email coming. I have 107 smk's but was using the amaxs to fireform. What was the col on your 6mm ack? trim length?
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Unread 03-23-2005, 11:53 AM
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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?

[/ QUOTE ] Well this is a quick road to crooked necks, That the sort of thing I did years ago making cases for chambers that I had no chance of finding the parent cases for. It is a tuff way to go and keep the necks where you want them. A little trick I picked-up many years ago that helps if you don't have a way to spin the cases (and don't want to buy a good spinner) is look at the base of each case and look for primer holes off center to the case head. That will give you a fair idea if the case is lopsided or not. I would not switch to mag primers! RL-22 would be my first choice for powder. But I really think you need to look at your bullets first. You might want to try some Clinch River bullets. Bergers may be OK but I haven't shot any since Walt sold the company to SPIVEY (J-4) so I can't say if they are still made in the hand dies like they were before they went to California from Phoenix? The one thing I would not do is change a bunch of things at one time! Change only one component at a time. Start with your bullets! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Unread 03-23-2005, 03:06 PM
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Plenty of 6 mm ackley info here

Check out this web site 6mm AI for all the 6mmAI info you want and more. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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Unread 03-23-2005, 04:02 PM
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Re: 6 mm ackley

H-4350 is simular to I-4350, but I would not interchange the loads. You do not need a mag primer unless your weapon calls for it. The only reason I use a mag primer in this rifle is that a standard primer backs out of the pocket about .030" and a mag primer cures that.
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Unread 03-25-2005, 08:43 AM
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"fed210m primer.....i just did a test with them. i noticed differences in the amount of red material in the cup.i selected 5 with no red and 5 with full red. because i get that occasional unexplained flier too...i wish i had a digital camera because the full red produced my normal little round dime group @100 and the no red had 3 together with one low left and another as far to the right."fliers as compared to the others"this test will be run more. try it for yourself and let me know what you find. also does anyone know what the red stuff is?im thinking a sealer or filler?
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Unread 03-28-2005, 07:42 AM
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Re: 6 mm ackley

I to have a custom 6AI, Rem action,28"Hart 1-8, 2oz trigger,12-42x56 nightforce,mcmillan stock and it is driving me crazy! I can go to the range one day and shoot .2" group and go home and load the same load again and shoot a 1" group with it! I have tried about 10 different bullets and 6 different pawders and many combos will shoot good once or twice but not always. The only thing that makes sense is the brass is varying. I shoot a 22-250 that shoots .2s all day everyday so this 6AI is about to be rechambered for 6-284 or something that will be less finiky.
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