Well, with owning a Rem 700 fully accurized by Darrell Holland in 6mm Ackley with a 1-7 Lilja for the 107 Matchking all set with 20 moa Baer bases, Mark 4 rings, and a 6.5-20x50 Vari-X III for 1000+ yard shooting; now I've been hit by the VELOCITY bug. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img] I wanted to do this project as cheaply as possible, since the barrel life "might" make it to 1200 rounds. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] A pal has loaned me a reamer for the 6mm-06 Ackley, and I already had a GEW-98 just sitting around so I ordered one of these
, a Fajen Walking Varminter stock
, and the dies from Midway as well (the dies, which BTW was on sale for 46% off!!![img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]). Right now the barrel and action are at my local gunsmith for some easy machining. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
With all that said, does anyone out there have any fireforming loads or pet loads for this caliber that they are willing to share (the 6mm-06 Ackley IS hotter than the 240 Weatherby)? I was looking at purchasing a bulk box of the 70 grain Speer TNTs or 70 grain Nosler BTs and seeing what I could wring out of them (should be around 4100 fps), but I figured that I'd ask around a bit here first. BTW, I'll be fireforming with 95 grain Nosler BTs. Thanks for any info that you could share! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
Lastly, the friend that loaned me the reamer bought a H&R Varminter in 243 Win.
and has been wringing the 55 grain BTs to 4400 fps out of a 22 inch barrel!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]