Dave I shoot a 6PPC, use it most days of the year for hunting and or range work.
To be honest it does have limitations, I would not be happy to shoot a pig in the chest at ranges over 300m, but that's also because where I live I can't allow anything to run 50m before it drops.
The bush is too thick and unfriendly, you just won't find them.
I shoot pigs in the head, fallow and roe in the chest(head if I need to show off ;-) )
Out to 350/400yrd with no doubting what will happen, after that I need to be very careful.
Brass lasts a lifetime, you don't lose sight picture on firing easy and unfussy to load for, I love it!
One consideration you might want to make it that if you want to form brass from Labpua .220Russian, you will have to turn the necks unless you get the chamber reamed accordingly. Otherwise Sako brass has the consistency to give you from .19MOA - .5MOA on a bad day.
I am yet to try the Lapua brass I have 'cos it needs turning...
70gn Ballistic tip, 28gn VV N133, CCI BR4 - works great with NP-1RR reticle as they fall onto the first dot @300m, top of the next post down @350m etc etc...
A PPC with VLD,s is like shooting 240SMK's out of a 308--just not enuf boiler room -- roper is it too late to go with a 6br instead of the 6-250? the 22-250 brass doesnt last long when pushed to 2900-3000fps with VLD's--the lapua BR brass DOES!
the BR is about the best thing out there for a compromise with a 6mm bullet (243 or 6mm ackley for speed freaks [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] )
"alinwa" and "lynn" on BR.com have lots of experience with the BR and alinwa in particular has used most versions of small and medium 6mm's and the BR or Dasher is his choice - somehow that thing gets 243 velocities with 10gns less powder.
Dave--PPC is the wrong direction--it has been optimized for the light FB bullets everyone uses (or vice versa)--that is what it does well, very well--thats about it. For a 6mm VLD that shoots bugholes, the 6BR or Dasher are hard to beat.
Thanks for the feedback, I'm off the PPC version and onto the BR, BRX, NRS, Dasher variants.
Who can build a "tactical style" BR accurate 6mm BR for me?? Tight neck, all the hoopla and neato stuff, dies etc. Single feed is fine, magazine is good but I'd prefer a Rem 700 action cleaned up real well (not sleaved). Gotta be beefy and finished (no bare stainless barrel) on the outside as I'm hard on stuff but tight and accurate (BR group capable).
Brown Dog; a roe shot in the chest at 300m recieves about 750ft/lb of energy, the bullet normally exits or the copper base comes to rest under the skin on the off side.
It's either a drop dead or a short stumble and fall.
Bare in mind that a roe buck wieghs about 65lb and is very light in structure.
On a fallow at that range I prefer place the bullet just behind the shoulder rather than attempt to break it, but only a few weks ago a friend shot one with my rifle at exactly 300m in the middle of the shoulder.
A big fallow will weigh in excess of 100kg(220lb), this one was about 90lb and they are are little bit more sturdy in constitution than a roe.
This (fallow)deer managed a very short stumble and push on his face before coming
It doesn't kill with much authority, but it does make up for that in accuracy and ease of shooting.
This friend is not an LR hunter, he tried the 300m(330yrd) shot out of curiosity and agreed with me that it only seems "too easy"