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6 mm Remington Problem!

 
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:50 AM
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Re: 6 mm Remington Problem!

I like IMR 4831 in my 6mm Ackley. Best velocity I have seen from it with 95 grain bullets.
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Old 04-01-2009, 04:44 AM
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Re: 6 mm Remington Problem!

Not having any experience with the slightly larger version, I have found a couple of powder which work extremely well in the .243 with those weight bullets.

Both H4350, and H1000 gave me top end velocities with the 95 - 100gr loads I have tried. These are both in the Extreme line and I haven't notice much if any differences in performance with temps ranging from 34 up through around 95 degrees.

The last loads I worked with have been with the newer Hybrid 100V which is showing great promise. It also looks like it puts up respectable numbers for the 6mm as well.

I don't know if you have any of the first two mentioned powders on hand or have access to them but if so I would give them a try if so. I highly doubt that either would let you down. I would go for the H4350 first as it will push the lighter weight just a tad faster and give you slightly more filled capacity than the load your currently using. The H1000 should work as well and will give you a full case compressed load with either bullet, and just slightly lower velocity with the lighter weights.

I have used H4350 since they brought it out and found it useful and very accurate in several calibers. It might not always get the last fps from a load but it is always consistent and does give very decent velocities across the board.

Good luck with your loading, and hopefully this helps.
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Old 04-01-2009, 11:46 AM
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Re: 6 mm Remington Problem!

I use fast burning powders (H380 / IMR4064) for 70 - 75 gr loads only. I do not use fast burning powders with 100gr bullets.

My powder of choice has been H4831 with the Sierra 100 gr SBT. You do have to be attentive to barrel cleaning duties when using this powder.
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:27 AM
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Re: 6 mm Remington Problem!

i know where talking about hard to find powders as it is but if you can get a hold of Norma MRP or Vihtavuori N560. They both show impressive velocities and generally are less temp sensitive.
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:34 PM
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Re: 6 mm Remington Problem!

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i know where talking about hard to find powders as it is but if you can get a hold of Norma MRP or Vihtavuori N560. They both show impressive velocities and generally are less temp sensitive.
That got me to thinking about RL22 and the great success guys have having with it in the 270. The word has it that RL22 is as good as old MRP. That gets me wondering if RL22 might be worth a try in the 6mm Rem...? Just a thought.
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Old 04-06-2009, 08:53 PM
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Re: 6 mm Remington Problem!

I have a FN Mauser with a 26 inch barrel and had a difficult time getting any bullet from 85 -100 grain shoot well until I tried VVN 150 with 85 grain Sierra HPBT. This load showed promise. I then tried VVN 140 with 85 grain Sierra HPBT and they shoot 5 shot .385 groups! I think the alliant powders are temperature sensitive. I like using them in Weatherby loads but have noticed from different times of the year my groups seem to move with the difference in temp. Hope this helps.
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Old 04-07-2009, 10:40 AM
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Re: 6 mm Remington Problem!

George Garland of GA Precision uses REL25, and hes driving 115 dtacs at 3150 with a TAC rifle.

Try looking at that. We all know the man can shoot, and he loves the .243 cal.

Also, you should be able to squeeze a bit more with the 6mm Rem.

I like Hogdon HV100 and H414 myself.

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