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Unread 01-07-2012, 05:23 PM
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Re: 6mm-06 build

I would build a 6-284 on a long action so you can seat the bullets out a bit. I shoot retumbo with a 28"bbl and 115 bergers and an 8 twist. It is a homewrecker. The 284 on a long really lets you do what you want. This aint your fathers 243 for sure. I havent chronoed it in ages but remember around 3050 with the 115 and lapua brass. 284 is hard to beat in a long action with long bullets and those 115s do some silly damage. Never seen a deer get away and it will shoot thru the front shoulder entering and out the hip bone leaving a huge hole on a big whitey.
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    I would build a 6-284 on a long action so you can seat the bullets out a bit. I shoot retumbo with a 28"bbl and 115 bergers and an 8 twist. It is a homewrecker. The 284 on a long really lets you do what you want. This aint your fathers 243 for sure. I havent chronoed it in ages but remember around 3050 with the 115 and lapua brass. 284 is hard to beat in a long action with long bullets and those 115s do some silly damage. Never seen a deer get away and it will shoot thru the front shoulder entering and out the hip bone leaving a huge hole on a big whitey.

    Ditto . There are a handfull of us on here using Ramshot Magnum in our 6-284's, which falls between H-1000 & Retumbo IIRC, with Lapua brass, most of us are running close to 3400 with the 107 SMK. I would guess you could get a lil more out of the 115 .
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    Unread 01-10-2012, 10:27 PM
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    6-284...Hmmmm...im doing some reading on this wildcat. what more can you tell me about this ?
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    6-284...Hmmmm...im doing some reading on this wildcat. what more can you tell me about this ?

    Lapua 6.5-284 brass necked down, some do it in one step, some do it in multiple steps with bushing dies (bushings are preferable). Fed 210M primer, Ramshot Magnum Powder & the good 'ole 107SMK. As far as flat shooting goes... well, just run the numbers yourself

    There is one caveat, the 6-284 is known to eat barrels (probably no more than the 240Wby or 6-06) as they are VERY similar in performance. But the 6-284 can utilize Lapua brass (so can the '06 but it is only available in 30-06). You can set your reamer for tight neck or not which will allow necking the brass & loading w/o neck turning (it's not as fun as you think).

    VERY, VERY accurate cartridge, when I was testing Magnum @ 100yds starting @ 54.5 grns (~3150fps) & working up to over 57.0 (use caution) in .5grn increments, I can honestly say I never saw a three shot group over 5/8". That's six (6) different loads that shot under MOA @ 100yds. That was quite a while ago & I suspect had I done my testing @ 200yds (I was lazy) it may hav been different, maybe not. I can tell you the 54.5grn load (albeit slow) did print a 3 shot group @ 500yds of right at 1.75".... I can deal with that!
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    Re: 6mm-06 build

    only problem is i can get 2900-3000 fps with a 105 out of my 243. when build i would like to build something that can get more then 150 fps gain over what i already have. the 6mmAI is looking more promising. only trouble is fire forming.

    what velocities are you guys getting with the 6mmAI and 6mm-06 with 80-105 grainers
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    only problem is i can get 2900-3000 fps with a 105 out of my 243. when build i would like to build something that can get more then 150 fps gain over what i already have. the 6mmAI is looking more promising. only trouble is fire forming.

    what velocities are you guys getting with the 6mmAI and 6mm-06 with 80-105 grainers

    Tweek, I think you misread my post, my first accuracy node was at 3150, I am now, as most fellas, running up around 3350-3400. Thats quite a bit more than your .243.

    I also have the 6mmAI, which does have a better neck design, but it is a 1-12 twist. I'm launching an 85grainer @ 3500 out of it, which isn't pushing REAL hard but still leaves excellent case life.
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    O wow that is a big improvement now youve got my attention. My 243 is an 700 SPS Stainless with a short action. Could i use a short action with the 6-284 or do i need to look into getting a long action?

    What kind of optics you recommend for $800
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