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Old 08-22-2011, 03:11 PM
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6mm Remington

My son just found a model 700 Remington BDL that is about 40 years old. Only fired 40 times. Got it from a neighbor for a very low price. Nice rifle....now what is the best load for that caliber? He will be hunting Pronghorn and Deer. Then it will be a windy day coyote rifle after the regular hunting season. He would like to use the 95 grain Berger hunting VLD. Anybody got a load with that bullet? Oh,...he has Varget, IMR 4831 and some H380. Thanks.....
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:15 PM
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Re: 6mm Remington

Berger's are really good from the 6mm on deer and antelope. However, they are not too reliable on coyotes. There is not enough target there to have them open and expand reliably. That is of course in my own experience. I have a 6mm rem in a parker hale and love this caliber. It was the first rifle I bought. I did get in on the 87 Grain testing when Berger offered it a year ago. My rifle loved this bullet. So either the 95 or the 87 grain would be a good choice on deer sized game. If you send me your e-mail address I will send you the load data I received from Walt Berger when I was testing the 87 grain bullets for them. I am a little hesitant to share my data as I know that it was warm for my rifle. But, it was accurate. I used H4350 and BR-2 Primers in Winchester brass. If I were creating a load for coyotes only out of my 6mm, I would choose an 80 grain ballistic tip. These also shot well out of my rifle. Heavy enough to buck the wind, yet quick enough for a running shot under 200 yards. Good luck and enjoy. It's too bad Remington didn't get the twist right to begin with. If so you wouldn't even hear about the 243 today.

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Old 08-23-2011, 09:59 AM
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Re: 6mm Remington

I used to use the 85 gr Nosler with 39.0 grs. of H4895. Don't know about antelope but many a deer fell to it.
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:06 AM
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Which Nosler did you use there Newmexkid?
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:03 AM
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Re: 6mm Remington

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My son just found a model 700 Remington BDL that is about 40 years old. Only fired 40 times. Got it from a neighbor for a very low price. Nice rifle....now what is the best load for that caliber? He will be hunting Pronghorn and Deer. Then it will be a windy day coyote rifle after the regular hunting season. He would like to use the 95 grain Berger hunting VLD. Anybody got a load with that bullet? Oh,...he has Varget, IMR 4831 and some H380. Thanks.....
I seriously doubt the remington will stabalize the 95 grain VLD. I had a Remington in 6mm about 15 years ago, plus a couple Rugers in the same caliber with the same twist rate. They wouldn't do Berger 88 grain LD's at all, but would all do regular 90 grain bullets. I kinda figure the twist rates were only good for about .40 B/C's.

As for loads, I learned to like the 87 grain Honadays with one rifle doing .40 groups. The best coyote round I found was the Sierra 80 grain Blitz. I used a lot of H414 and some H380 with Federal mag primers. Never got to try the 4831, but did try 4064 and some 4350. The 4064 heated the barrels up really fast, so I ditched that plan
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:50 PM
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Which Nosler did you use there Newmexkid?
Partition. As mentioned by another member..I too could never get my 6mm to shoot the heavier bullets.
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Old 08-23-2011, 04:05 PM
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Re: 6mm Remington

In '58 or so Remington went to a 1:9 twist on all their 6mm's. That gun should stabilize
up to 100 grainers and even 105's. The earlier guns were a 1:12 which would make
shooting todays longer bullets near impossible.
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