What bullets will my 1-10" 6mm Ackley stabilize?

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  1. Tyler Kemp

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    What are the heaviest/highest BC bullets my 1-10" 6mm Ackley will stabilize? I would like to buy bullets to work up loads with that will for sure work.
     
  2. wildcat

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    Tyler,

    You will be able to shoot bullets from 70grns up to 107grns. Try the 87grn V-Max out of your 6MM AI, it's awesome on varmints.

    Good Luck.

    W.
     

  3. Mikecr

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    Alot depends on your altitude and shooting temps. But anything over the 95 Berger is marginal, if stable, from 10twist.
     
  4. Tyler Kemp

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    Wildcat, when you say 107 grain are you talking the VLD or SMK type? I don't want to buy 100 bullets to fireform and test with only to find I'm shooting sideways holes in the target.

    I will be shooting in Missouri and in temps from 10-100.
     
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    The 105grn Lapua Scenar and the Sierria 107grn SMK seem to work fine in a 10 twist barrel. However, all barrels are different. I would use the 87grn V-Max for fireforming.

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    The 95 Berger has a very short bearing surface and does not like to jump to the lands so if you cannot get it jammed it will not stabilize in a 1-10 even at speed faster than you will be able to generate in my experience.
     
  7. Mikecr

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    Let us know what you find Tyler
     
  8. Tyler Kemp

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    Alrighty. If anyone has the heavier bullet weights (100-107) and wouldn't mind sending me a couple to try I'll report back. Other than that, I'm not buying a whole box to find I wasted $30, being a highschooler I already have "other things" to spend money on.
     
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    Tyler, really, beer is not that much......LOL

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  10. Buffalobob

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    Tyler, has anyone offered to send you some bullets?

    What state do you live in and what is it that you want to do with this rifle. Do you want to shoot deer or antelope which requires one kind of bullet or do you just want to shoot rocks and coyotes which is another kind of bullet.
     
  11. Tyler Kemp

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    No offers, I was hoping to try the heavier Bergers (115 is waay out of the question) and the Hornady Amax, and possible the SMK's. Are there any other bullets that would be "on the edge"?

    I'm in Missouri, I figured shipping in an envelope wouldn't be very much, I could reimberse(sp?) someone too.
     
  12. Buffalobob

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    What are you planning on shooting at?
     
  13. Tyler Kemp

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    Deer and rocks...and coyotes should they occur. I was hoping to use one load for practice and game, figured the Berger or Amax would work nice for that.
     
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    I also have some real nasty pecan pies...thinking about blowing them up for the birds.