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6 mm Remington Problem!

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Old 03-29-2009, 12:08 AM
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6 mm Remington Problem!

I have a difficult question. I have a Remington 700 VLS in 6 mm rem with the 1:9 1/8" twist. I started to shoot the 95 gr VLD and the 105 gr A-Max bullets in it. I started with IMR4064 and worked up a load 40.0 grains with a VLD touching the lands (vel. 3210 FPS) for it that it loved. I pulled 5 shots in a .348" group at 100 yds. I love the gun, but these days I am having a hard time finding IMR 4064 powder to shoot in it. So, I went and looked and picked up some Reloaded 19 for it. I was talking to a guy at the range and he told me if I wanted to improve more I could try a powder that would fill the case a little more i will keep a consistance ignite time. So, I tried the RL19 and came home with mixed feelings about the powder. I measured my vel of 47.0 grains of RL19 and recorded 3080, 2899, 2749 and 2821. Why would that powder give me such a difference in vel? The conditions at the range were 32 deg, with a 10-15 mph wind in my face.
Is there a different powder I should try in my gun?
I also was shooting same weight of brass in 1.0 grain increments, head stamps same!
I replaced the stock with a B&S Varmint/Tactical stock! (Group shot with new stock)
Is there a better powder I should try which is not as temp sensitive as the two I have already tried?
Or, I just need to buy ALOT of IMR4064 to keep on hand for shooting it!!!
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Old 03-29-2009, 01:44 AM
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Re: 6 mm Remington Problem!

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Old 03-29-2009, 07:28 AM
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Re: 6 mm Remington Problem!

I shoot IMR4350 and 4831 in my 6mm.
Born to Hunt, Forced to Work!
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Old 03-29-2009, 02:20 PM
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Re: 6 mm Remington Problem!

58 gr.vmax imr3031
75 gr.vmax imr4831
80gr sierra imr4064

All shoot .75 or less at 100 yrd
just started a load with 105 a-max,will let u know how i make out.staring with re19.
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Old 03-29-2009, 03:40 PM
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Re: 6 mm Remington Problem!

IMR4064 is a true unsung hero in the accuracy dept. I ONLY buy it in 8 pound jugs for a reason.

Buy more next time. If we didn't have that damned hazmat crap to deal with, I'd ship you as much as you want.
Derek M.
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:13 PM
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Re: 6 mm Remington Problem!

I dont know about the rest of the US but here in Utah it is hard to get any componet for reloading. I have been laid off and have tryed to pinch the penny's.

Derk M. PM me and we could talk alittle more on the issue...

Stevenwoll - I shoot the 95 gr VLD and the 105 A-max. My gun loves them both. I tried to shoot the RL19 with the 105 and I would put 2 bullets in the same hole then the next bullet would be 1/2" off and the next bullet would touch the 3rd bullet, then come to the last round and it would print 1/2" other direction... Long story short I loved the potental of the 105's but RL19 was not consistant in the vel, and I am worried about the tempature aspect.
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Old 03-30-2009, 06:17 AM
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Re: 6 mm Remington Problem!

I shoot 43.5grs of IMR-4350 with 100gr bullets in my Rem.700 BDL with a 22" barrel.I chronographed it a around 3025fps and groups around 1/2"
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