6mm AI loads?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Tyler Kemp, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. Tyler Kemp

    Tyler Kemp SPONSOR

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    I'm building a 6mm AI off a Savage 110 action with a 1-10" twist for 70-100 grain bullets.

    Anyone have some good varmint or target loads?

    Thanks,
    Tyler
     
  2. dbhostler

    dbhostler Well-Known Member

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    The only load I use in my 244 Ak is 4350 with the 105-107s in a 1/8 twist.
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  3. wildcat

    wildcat Well-Known Member

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    6mm AI Loads

    Ty, look at the 87grn V-max. It has a BC of .400, not bad for a varmint bullet. Start with 49grns of H4350 and work your up. You should be able to work up a load that will push the 87grn V-Max at around 3500fps.

    Wildcat
     
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    I'll second Wildcat recommendation. My 6MM Remington with it's 28" Shilen match barrel will push the 87 grain V-max at 3300 fps with only 43.5 grain of IMR 4350.
     
  5. Tyler Kemp

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    The 87 grain Vmax looks like the bullet I'll use for varmints. At about 3500 fps it's within an inch or two of the Burris ballistic mil-dot reticle out to 1000 yards.
     
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    6mm AI Loads

    Tyler, let me know how it works for you. I am getting ready to have a 6x284 built, and I will be using the 87grn V-Max too, for my varminting. I will be using a 30", 1-8.5 twist, Krieger barrel. I will also use the 105 and 107 grn VLD Bullets.

    My last 6x284, with a 30" barrel, pushed the 87grn V-Max at 3730fps. I know that's hard on the barrel, however, it was awesome to watch when it connected with a squirrel. It was super accurate too, I shot many 3 shot groups at 100 yards in the .1's and low .2's. The load I used was as follows;

    Powder-52.5grns of H4350
    Primer-Federal 210 Match
    Bullet-87grn V-Max
    Brass-Lupua

    If your interested, here are the specs on my new 6x284;

    1. Action-Nesika Model L, 1.70 Diameter
    2. Barrel-Krieger, 30", 1-8.5 twist, 1.450 Straight tapper
    3. Stock-McMillan Tooley MBR, 5Lbs weight added to rear
    4. Trigger-2oz Jewel
    5. Vias Muzzle brake
    6. Davison base with 20MOA
    7. Kelby 30mm Rings
    8. Nightforce 12x42x56mm NXS
    9. Rifle will weight around 31 pounds

    Anyhow, keep us informed on your load development.

    Wildcat
     
  7. Tyler Kemp

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    I'll let you know how it turns out. This will be my first venture into handloading and buiding a custom Savage...so when I report back don't look at the accuracy of the loads. Should be lots of fun though. Last I was told a 26" barrel is two more inches than I need, though the girls at school might not think so. Again, this is a direct quote from someone else, though I'll take credit. ;)
     
  8. Tyler Kemp

    Tyler Kemp SPONSOR

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    How much did your setup cost Wildcat? You have top of the line everything! Once highschool is over I'll be able to afford better stuff. Until then it's Savages and whatever scope I can afford. Good news on the Simmons Whitetail Classic 6.5x20 (yes I can hear everyone with 1k scopes cringing), it works GREAT! I had it on a 22-250 and got prairie dogs out past 600 yards with it. It's a little fuzzy at longer ranges, but I could clearly see prairie dogs at 700 with it, making it a great buy for $100!
     
  9. wildcat

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    Tyler, sorry it took soooooo long to get back to you. I am still trying to learn how to use the new site. Your question about cost on my rig, here is the brake down:

    1. Nesika Model L, 1.70 Dia., Davidson scope base with 20MOA-$1,575.00

    2. Krieger 30", 1-8.5 twist barrel, 1.450 straight taper-$400.00

    3. McMillan Tooley MBR with 5 pounds lead added to rear, front stud-$600.00

    4. Jewel 2oz trigger-$180.00

    5. Vias muzzle brake-$140.00

    6. Kelby 30mm Rings-$95.00

    7. Nightforce 8x32x56mm NXS-$$1,575.00

    8. Gunsmithing-$650.00

    Basically Ty, it was very expensive. However, it's going to be fun.

    Wildcat