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6mm Turbo 40 Ackley AR-15 Review

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  1. ADMIN

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    This is a thread for discussion of the article, 6mm Turbo 40 Ackley AR-15 Review, By Robert Whitley. Here you can ask questions or make comments about the article.
     
  2. HUAINAMACHERO

    HUAINAMACHERO Well-Known Member

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    Robert,
    Nice article, that sure is an interesting cartridge and rifle. Sounds like they would be great for LRH coyotes and prairie dogs. Enjoyed reading.
     

  3. platapus

    platapus Well-Known Member

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    Can you tell us how this cartridge compares to the .243 WSSM?
     
  4. Orddy

    Orddy Active Member

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    It don't compare with a 243WSSM. The WSSM is much faster and shoots heavier bullets flater. This is the dream cartridge that long range AR shooters have been waiting for.
     
  5. ForneyRider

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    I have been researching wildcats for the AR-15 for upcoming AR benchrest class and "F" class style shooting for AR-15.

    There are tons of cartridges out there for AR-15. It the article, Mr. Whitley discusses the dies, magazines, complete uppers and even complete rifles are ready. He also has load data for a variety of powders/bullet combinations.

    The Turbo 40 looks great.

    Major Competitors to Turbo 40 in long distance shooting in AR-15:
    .223 - 80, 90gr bullets highly affected by wind.
    6mm BR - available magazines.
    6mm TCU, 6x45 - lack of velocity with longer bullets.
    WSSM - lack of bench rest quality brass, but flatter trajectories.
    Grendel - lack of velocity
     
  6. hemiallen

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    Interesting read. I just received a tricked out AR in 204 ruger I haven't had to the range yet, and I am interested in replacing a good shooting 788 / 243 with something like this to enhance my 2# triggered lower.


    I believe the issue with 223 length bumped to 6mm or 7mm ala TCU is the ctg OAL and having to single load them, correct? I laid one of my 7TCU 100 gn hp ammo on a AR magazine and it looks like a no go, or is my memory incorrect?

    On the WSSM isn't bolt thrust an issue with the added pressure it must produce, or am I wet there also?


    Dissapointing to me is the 10x reloads with expensive brass, if used for dogs by the hundred shots a day, although I suspect in a 12 hour day, 720 minutes, that's a shot every 3 1/2 minutes, and you must cool the gun....so maybe 75 shots with this gun a day isn't unreasonable for dogs. Brass at $72 /100 vs $22 / 100 for 204 ruger, $40/100 for my 221 fb....



    Still seems like a cool thing to get. Anyone have a used setup they want to pass on for further development by me...? LOL
    I have a great 788 to toss in the mix toward getting a good shooting 6mm upper......

    Allen
     
  7. pburtman

    pburtman New Member

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    Are AR-15 barrels available for this cartridge?
     
  8. ddman

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    I recently bought a Turbo 40 Varmint Upper, And I can testify it is a tack driver!!! It has done everything i have wanted it to out to 1000 yards consistently. I've even had my local long range shooters say they were very impressed ( none of them are fans of gas guns). it is a great round and the upper i purchased is very nicely machined and well built.

    Turbo 40 Varmint Upper
    Predator XT Billet Lower
    Jard Trigger
    Magpul PRS stock
    Nightforce NXS 3.5-15 X 50

    Lapua Brass
    Hornady 105 Match BTHP ( Berger 105 VLD Hunting Also)
    H4895 29.4 gr
     
  9. Michiganhunter

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    How much is a complete upper, and where can I get one?
    Thanks, Mike
     
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