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Old 01-04-2012, 08:47 PM
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Re: 6mm-06 build

Hey Tweek,
I can tell by your responses to other posts that you have made up your mind. I respect that. This comes from experience with the 6mm-06. You are opening a huge can of worms. Reloading data is hard to find. When you down size the 25-06 case alot of case trimming is needed. There are other cartridges that will match the 6mm-06 with less effort. However my rifle would push the 60 Sierra HP at 4200 fps and shoot a tiny group. We all like different toys.
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:55 AM
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Re: 6mm-06 build

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Does 6-06 brass need to be fire formed? or do you just rung 25-06 brass through a FL 6-06 die
I used new 30/06 brass and necked it down in a few steps, I think I started with a 7mm, .270 .25 and then 6mm06 . Mine was a long range Coyote gun, I used a 28" barrel with a 14 twist, I think a 12 twist would have been better as I was on the ragged edge of stability with the 80 grain bullets. 6mm06 data is scarce but it has slightly more case capacity than the .240 Weatherby, there is plenty of data there to start with.

Bob
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:58 PM
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Re: 6mm-06 build

what about a 6MM AI?

Also what glass for $800 would you guys recommend?
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:14 PM
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Re: 6mm-06 build

I built a 6-06 last year, i built it on a LA model 70 action, 26in lilja 1-8 twist #4 sporter taper. it shoots the 105 berger vlds very nice, i shot the 115gr bergers too but i just couldnt find a lot as accurate as i did with the 105gr bergers . my load is 56gr of H1000 and fed gm215 primers it shot a group into one hole way less then 1/2 moa at 100yrds. it was built for antelope hunting and deer. i have a leupold 4.5-14x40mm with the BDC reticle mounted on it. i have had good luck out to 600yrds with it. i start with .270 win brass and run it the my FL 6mm-06 die then trim and neck turn as my chamber is a tight neck .269 i load the 105gr berger vlds .020 off the lands.
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:43 PM
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Re: 6mm-06 build

The 6mm-06 is very similar to the catbird. It is an easy round to reload for, simply neck down a 25-06 case with a neck sizing bushing die, 1 step. There is lots of load data out there, just look to its parent cartridge. There are many .25cal bullets with the same weight as 6mm bullets, just start 10-20% lower than the book. It is not a round I would recommend for long shot strings since it has a tendency to get hot. My smith has more than 1500+ rounds through his and it still shoots .5 It all depends on how you shoot it, it's not really a paper gun, you would be better off with a 6mmBR or 6XC or .243AI

Here's a write up by the smith who built mine. It's about the 6-06AI
24-06 Ackley Improved

I will send a 95gr VLD down the tube at 3500 fps and a 70gr NBT at 3900 fps..

I choose it over a 6-284 because it cycles smoother as a repeater.

Jon

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Old 01-07-2012, 09:16 AM
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Re: 6mm-06 build

ive never seen a Neck sizing bushing die..is this what you are talking about?

200-249 Diameter Bushings | Reloading Die Bushings | Dies - Reloading | Reloading |

Also how is it used?
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Old 01-07-2012, 11:17 AM
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ive never seen a Neck sizing bushing die..is this what you are talking about?

200-249 Diameter Bushings | Reloading Die Bushings | Dies - Reloading | Reloading |

Also how is it used?
Yes, I use Redding the redding 3 die comp set in 25-06. You could get just the standard set, with a .270 bushing.

I use winchester brass and full length size in my die. Next I trim to length (same a 25-06). Deburr the flash hole, and neck. Finally I run it trough the carbide neck sizing die. The brass has been formed for your 6-06 at this point. Add primer, powder and bullet. On the next reload I will clean up the primer pocket and just run it trough the neck die.

This is pretty much the same steps I use for all my reloads along with brass sorting and weighting. It only takes one pass in the neck die (with imperial wax) because it is a very small step down and does not strech the neck out enough to require it to be trimmed again.

It is a great wild cat to begin with because it is so simple and requires no fire forming to create the 6-06 case.

If you wanted to use Lapua 30-06 brass you would need to step down the neck in 2-3 stages with different bushings. I personally do not feel Lapua performs any better in my rifles. It does however shorten brass prep time (no trimming, deburring, weighting, etc)
And I will get a few more reloads out of it, but not enough to make me jump right in buy it when brass like winchester is around.

My .02cents worth based on my experience with my 6mm-06. I use the rifle for PD's, coyotes, deer and antelope and load 70gr NBT, 85gr Speer BTSP, 88gr Berger FBV and 95gr VLD. 1:10 Krieger @ 26". It has done everything I have asked of it. I know there are similar rounds and I went with what was right for me.

Jon
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