brass swelling funny on 6mm please help

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  1. blain

    blain Well-Known Member

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    just bought a used 6mm rem for a new truck play gun. and fired it today and all the brass have a perfect ring around them about 1/4 in down from shoulders and the brass from there down is swolen. whats the problem
    please see pic top is fired bottom new brass
     

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  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Hard to say but my first impression is they screwed up the chamber while reaming.

    Jeff
     

  3. sinarms

    sinarms Well-Known Member

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    need some info on the gun, factory or custom? specs?
     
  4. westcliffe01

    westcliffe01 Well-Known Member

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    The edge of the case mouth looks messed up too. Boy, looks like someone really screwed up that chamber job.... Hope the seller was not a "friend" of yours ? If the barrel is long and the contour has enough meat for setting the chamber back several inches, perhaps it could be recovered, but a new barrel is a safer bet.
     
  5. blain

    blain Well-Known Member

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    its a vz24 action custom barrel job i picked it up at a local pawn shop cheap. might just have it rechambered what do yal think i could get it done in
     
  6. Broz

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    Find a good smith and have him set it back and rechamber it. Probably cost about $250

    Jeff
     
  7. sinarms

    sinarms Well-Known Member

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    yeah someone jacked that chamber up. probably was a short chambered 243 or something and they tried to make it work. wouldn't be to hard to fix, hopefully...
     
  8. bigngreen

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    I wonder if it was rechambered but the new chamber did not remove the old chamber entirely?
     
  9. Broz

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    Great point and highly possible.

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  10. blain

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    thanks everyone for the replies. i wonder if i could get it turned into a 240 weatherby or will it b easier to leave it 6mm
     
  11. Trickymissfit

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    if you do a search on here, you'll find a post I made about running a 6mm reamer in a .243 chamber. It won't clean up, and it seems like it leaves a five to eight thousandth step all the way around. the location of your ring is just about right (about 1.80" from the case head). To fix this, your going to have to do a barrel set back of at least a quarter inch, and I'd go three eighths inch to get you a nice clean throat. The other solution is to find a 6mm Ackley reamer, and simply clean it up with a one thread setback (incase the head space is also off a bit).

    You can do a quick check to see if there is a step in the chamber with a straitened out paper clip that has a small upwards bend on one end. Just rub it on the chamber wall. If there's a step, you'll feel it. Of course you could also see it with a bore scope, if you have access to one.
    gary
     
  12. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    A 240 WBY mag has a smaller case diameter than the 6mm, so it's a no go. Plus it's not really any faster than a 6mm Ackley when it's all said and done. Of course you could also do the 6mm Rockchucker that uses a 28 degree shoulder. But the rest is very similar to the Ackley

    If you decide to go with the Ackley, buy a .257AI bushing die, and a Forster .243 seater. Run the chamber reamer in the sleeve for the seater, and simply change the bushing on the sizing die.
    gary
     
  13. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    6-06 ackley should clean it up, not?? If he's got the mag well for it anyway...
     
  14. Trickymissfit

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    The real problem with the standard 6mm/06 and the 6/284 are that they are not any faster than a 6mm Ackley. The .284 case is shorter than the 6mm Remington case so that's also a no go. With the 6mm Ackley at least, there's an easy direction for reloading dies, and data is very common. Of course you could do a .30" inch barrel setback, and rechamber to 6/284. The next issue is barrel length! The Ackley, 6/284, and 6-06 all prefer a 26" barrel length.
    gary