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Old 10-20-2007, 11:54 AM
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.243-'06

I have an old Enfield that belonged to my Grandpa chambered in .30-'06. I have several rifles that fill the 7mm - .30 niche much better than a .30-'06 but I'd sure like to get some good use out of this rifle. I did some reading on the 6.5 Gibbs but I'm wondering if there's a round with similar case dimensions as the Gibbs but in .24 caliber. Berger has some great bullets in that caliber. Anybody have any suggestions?

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Old 10-20-2007, 02:10 PM
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6mm-06.
My 9th edition of "Cartridges of the World" list loads for this from "QuickLoad," saying it can attain velocities of 3300 fps with the Berger 115gr. VLD.

An interesting note from that book follows:

"Comparison of ballistics between this and the smaller capacity 6mm Ackley Improved is very interesting. That shorter-cased number hold significantly less powder, and yet when equal-pressure loads are fired from the same-length barrel, ballistics are quite similar." (Emphasis is mine)

Hope this helps a bit.

Matt
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Old 10-20-2007, 02:21 PM
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I also just noticed in that same book the 243 Catbird.
It is the .270 Win necked down to 6mm and then fireformed into a Ackley Improved configuration.
So basically a 6mm-06 Ackley Improved, or perhaps to be a bit more precise, a 6mm-270 Ackley Improved.
They say it can get 3400 fps on the Berger 115 gr. VLD, a 100 fps improvement over the 6mm-06.

They do warn that this chambering is very hard on barrels. 1500 rounds at best, even when the shooter does not overheat the barrel. :(
It also requires a very long barrel to reach it's potential. They don't say how long, but I would guess 28" plus.
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"I'm wondering if there's a round with similar case dimensions as the Gibbs but in .24 caliber"

Yeah. The .240 Gibbs.

Personally, I'd go for the .240 Weatherby. About the same velocities but with factory brass as a possiblity.
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Old 10-20-2007, 06:08 PM
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"I'm wondering if there's a round with similar case dimensions as the Gibbs but in .24 caliber"

Yeah. The .240 Gibbs.
Leave it to me to not see the obvious.
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Old 10-20-2007, 06:37 PM
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Right. Duh. .240 Gibbs it is!

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It is your Rifle , But sence it was your " grandpa " I would make it an Safe Queen .


If I did rebarrel it I would keep all of the Parts .


Why I am telling you Is That I would Give all of my rifles up for One Of my Grandpa Rifles .

All of my Grandpa Rifles was Lost To some one that stold them
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Just Think about it before you start working on it .


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