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Unread 02-09-2006, 12:53 PM
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Which 6mm?

What 6mm round would you suggest me building as my first custom rifle? I am limited to 500m at my rifle range, but can foresee ranges up to 800 and maybe 1k at my deer lease off a bipod or portable shooting table. I do not want to start off with lots of brass work and complicated fire-forming. Standard AI rounds are considerable, but rounds like a 6 Dasher are not what I am looking for initially. My plan is primarily to use the rifle to get used to shooting at LR and possibly compete at a point in the future. I want to set the rifle up to shoot 88 - 105 gr Bergers, 95 - 108 gr BIBs, 105 AMAX, 90 and 105 gr Scenars, 107 SMKs, etc . . . For the larger cases, I would also be playing with the 115 DTACs and some of Richard's Wildcat bullets. There is a possibility the rifle will see some hunting, but that is not a factor in what case is chosen. So, what say you? You have two choices. If you don't like what you see, tell me what you would like. Thanks!
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Unread 02-09-2006, 01:55 PM
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Re: Which 6mm?

Dont forget about the 6mm-250,

very little brass work, capacity is higher than the 6br and I think with the 105gr beregers it will give you supersonic preformance out to right at 1500yds

If BJ's shoots worth a damn I will have to get me one in a couple of years

With around 35grs of powder and a 28" bbl I would find this combo hard to beat for a muzzel to 1k pdog gun.

good luck
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Unread 02-09-2006, 02:49 PM
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Re: Which 6mm?

1000 yards and heavy 6mm bullets, i would look hard at the 6-284 or the 6mm-06.
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Unread 02-09-2006, 02:55 PM
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Re: Which 6mm?

Did somebody say 240Wby, Min SAAMI chamber, No freebore, throated to 107SMKs, 8 twist, 30 inch barrel.
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Unread 02-09-2006, 04:09 PM
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Re: Which 6mm?

6-284 or 6mmRem AI.
For LR 105 to 115 DTAC.
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Unread 02-10-2006, 06:55 PM
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Re: Which 6mm?

After talking with Randy Robinett (Bib bullets) I am going with his 108 FB and a 9 twist barrel. The 108 needs the 9 twist and his 95 can also shoot in the 9 very well.

I am also going with the 6br-DX which is the ack imp br case with a long neck. It was the gun of the week last week or week before on www.6mmbr.com.

The Bibs have a pressure ring and require the ring to be in the neck which results in a longer throat.

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