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Unread 12-13-2012, 10:42 AM
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Re: 6mm Remington

So in reality there are really only a few Catridges that work in a short action............probably the ones based on the original .308 and the newer WSM's.

Sure you have a lot of varmint ones like the .223 but for big game you dont a lot to choose from
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Unread 02-06-2013, 11:07 PM
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Re: 6mm Remington

Depending on how big a game you are talking about, the .308 isn't a peashooter.

What did you decide? I found this thread because i have a 70s vintage Rem 700 Varmint that looks a lot like the gun on the first page. Beautiful walnut stocks and hand checkering back then.

I recommend staying away from 6mm Remington because I don't want competition for brass and ammo.

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Unread 08-22-2015, 07:45 PM
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Re: 6mm Remington

Originally Posted by Guy M View Post
Greg, I've been shooting a factory Rem 700 short action, in 6mm Rem, since 1974. Well, my youngest son hunts with it now, but I still claim it from time to time!

Although the factory rounds fit fine in a short action, a lot of guys like to build them on a long action so that they can seat the bullets out much farther. This of course provides more powder capacity, therefore more velocity.

The .243 AI is also a wicked shooting little rascal. Either, or even the standard .243 Win, is dandy for varmints through deer size game. I don't recall ever shooting anything out at 500 yards with my 6mm Rem. Ours. Whatever! It will drop a mule deer just fine at 300 yards with a mere 95 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip. Complete penetration and devastating results internally. Typically we shoot 75 gr hollow points at rock chucks, 95 - 105 gr bullets at deer, and whatever happens to be in the rifle at coyotes.

Nice little cartridge. There's a lot of info on the various 6mm's - except not much on the 6mm Remington - at -- Best Guide to Precision Shooting and Precision Rifle Accuracy

Check out the articles on the .243/.243 AI as well as the article on the 6XC.

Regards, Guy
My father bought a 6mm Remington in a 700 BDL in the late '70's because he wanted to go target shooting with me. That was one of the sweetest-shooting rifles I've ever seen, and with a Hornady 87 grain BTHP bullet it would drive tacks at 300 yards. I was already into hand-loading, so I worked up a load for target shooting. I also worked up a 100 grain load for deer hunting, but he never went hunting with me. I'm really sorry I let it go, and now that I'm considering getting back into target shooting, and maybe hunting, I'm taking a long look at the 6mm.
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Unread 08-23-2015, 03:23 PM
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Re: 6mm Remington

I hope that after 4 years that the OP has figured it out!

I voted for my "FREEDOM", "GUNS", and "MONEY" - keep the change - UNK.

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