Which 6mm?

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by sewwhat89, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. sewwhat89

    sewwhat89 Well-Known Member

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    What 6mm round would you suggest me building as my first custom rifle? I am limited to 500m at my rifle range, but can foresee ranges up to 800 and maybe 1k at my deer lease off a bipod or portable shooting table. I do not want to start off with lots of brass work and complicated fire-forming. Standard AI rounds are considerable, but rounds like a 6 Dasher are not what I am looking for initially. My plan is primarily to use the rifle to get used to shooting at LR and possibly compete at a point in the future. I want to set the rifle up to shoot 88 - 105 gr Bergers, 95 - 108 gr BIBs, 105 AMAX, 90 and 105 gr Scenars, 107 SMKs, etc . . . For the larger cases, I would also be playing with the 115 DTACs and some of Richard's Wildcat bullets. There is a possibility the rifle will see some hunting, but that is not a factor in what case is chosen. So, what say you? You have two choices. If you don't like what you see, tell me what you would like. Thanks!
     
  2. lerch

    lerch <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    Dont forget about the 6mm-250,

    very little brass work, capacity is higher than the 6br and I think with the 105gr beregers it will give you supersonic preformance out to right at 1500yds

    If BJ's shoots worth a damn I will have to get me one in a couple of years

    With around 35grs of powder and a 28" bbl I would find this combo hard to beat for a muzzel to 1k pdog gun.


    good luck
    steve
     

  3. hvyw8t

    hvyw8t Well-Known Member

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    1000 yards and heavy 6mm bullets, i would look hard at the 6-284 or the 6mm-06.
     
  4. Buffalobob

    Buffalobob Writers Guild

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    Did somebody say 240Wby, Min SAAMI chamber, No freebore, throated to 107SMKs, 8 twist, 30 inch barrel.
     
  5. Ernie

    Ernie <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    6-284 or 6mmRem AI.
    For LR 105 to 115 DTAC.
     
  6. BountyHunter

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    After talking with Randy Robinett (Bib bullets) I am going with his 108 FB and a 9 twist barrel. The 108 needs the 9 twist and his 95 can also shoot in the 9 very well.

    I am also going with the 6br-DX which is the ack imp br case with a long neck. It was the gun of the week last week or week before on www.6mmbr.com.

    The Bibs have a pressure ring and require the ring to be in the neck which results in a longer throat.

    BH