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The best of the 6mm's for Long Range

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Unread 12-29-2007, 03:52 PM
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The best of the 6mm's for Long Range

What would be you're chose for the best of the long range 6mm's? Would like to include both standard and wildcat versions and also you're reasons for your choice.
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Unread 12-29-2007, 04:04 PM
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I'm only guessing but I'd bet on the 6mmBR as one of THE MOST ACCURATE 6mm cartridges for longrange shooting.

What do you intend to shoot at?
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Unread 12-29-2007, 05:46 PM
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Rifle would be used probably just for coyotes. I am in the process right now of putting together a 6mm BR Norma. I also just remembered I have a 240 Weatherby that I used for Wyoming speed goat that I had forgotten about. It probably would work really good for coyotes with a good varmint bullet. Either I have too many rifles or my memory is starting to show my age!!!
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Unread 12-29-2007, 10:13 PM
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That all depends on what you want. The 6 BR is great but you'd better know the range spot on once you get out there a ways. For a coyote rifle that won't be shot alot I'd lean towards something a little flatter shooting. Not that the BR won't work, there are just times that you may not have enough time to range dial and shoot. A flatter shooting cartridge will give you more room for error on range estimation.
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Unread 12-29-2007, 11:00 PM
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panhandlepr, in standard calibers, I'd opt for a 6mm Remington. I have pals that shoot them at paper out to 1K with very good results. Nice cartridge. There's nothing wrong with a good .243 Remmy either.

For a wildcat, if you don't balk at a barrel burner, a 6-284. Great brass, lots of extras, fierce performance.

There are many good bullets for both. I'd consider a custom chamber to get the most out of heavier bullets, quality bedding, & a nice crown.
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Unread 12-30-2007, 05:29 AM
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I am from the UK and shoot mostle fox but i do shoot them out to 400 yards. I have a 243 AI for this and loaded up with 87 grain V max it will shoot out to 300 yards with no hold over needed. Out to 400 i only hold over 5" wich is still on the body of the fox. What you want to shoot is a lott bigger than our Fox so i would guess a 243 AI would be a good choice.
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Unread 12-31-2007, 05:37 AM
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I agree about the 243 AI, but I built a 6mm AI for my long range 6mm. It shoots very well and is very fast, too. I built it on a long action Rem 700 and would recomend that. If you want a short action I'd go with the 243 AI. Either one I'd get a fast twist bbl so I'd be able to shoot the heavy bullets. They carry more energy and buck the wind better at long range.
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