22/243 vs 22/6mm: what would you build and why?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by cowboy717, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. cowboy717

    cowboy717 Well-Known Member

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    I am looking into a hot 22 cal to shoot the 75 + grain pills. Been trying to see the differences in these two and some of the other hot 22 cals. Wondering about the major differences and ask if you were to build the 22/6 would you use a long action?
    Wanting it to shoot yotes and small deer.
    Thanks guys
     
  2. SAVAGE22-243AI

    SAVAGE22-243AI Well-Known Member

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    22-243 because I have three of them. The 22-6mm does about the same but the 243 cases are found everywhere. The 22-243 A.I. holds more powder but I don't think you need it for 3500 fps and long barrel life.
    I use Rel. # 19 and Rel #22 with CCI primers, 243 brass sized down to 22 and then neck turn for a .256 neck, run 75 grain A-Max bullets out to 3790 fps.

    This round will shoot through a bowling ball at 1000 yds with 47.4 grs Re. #19 and 75 gr. A-Max, has shot a 1.75" group best at 830 yds, and kill at 1151 yds. 100yd groups are 3/8" down to one hole 3 shot groups with some 1/4" 10 shot groups, depends on blood pressure that day.

    I shoot a Savage 112 long action for more room to load, a douglas XX barrel fitted by Sharp Shooter Supply's owner Fred Moreo, he has been building my barrel set up since 1997. I shoot a 1-9 twist and have shot 35 V-Max bullets up to 5600+ fps for fun and killed Prairie Dogs with that little bullet out to 600 yds.
    I am building another 22-243 right now with Savage Target action, F Class stock and a heavy straight contour barrel in 1-14 for 4500 to 5000 fps shots.gun)gun)gun)gun)gun)gun)
     
  3. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    I'd be looking at the .224 Vias! It'll push an 80 grain JLK faster than a Clark will push a 63 grain bullet!
    gary
     
  4. SAVAGE22-243AI

    SAVAGE22-243AI Well-Known Member

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    I was pushing 80 gr V-Max 3470 fps with only 41.4 grains of Varget in my 27" barrel 22-243 A.I.
    Just think what is going to happen at my max load of 47.6 grains!lightbulb
     
  5. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    a .224 Vias will push an 80 grain bullet at or near 3750 fps
    gary
     
  6. cowboy717

    cowboy717 Well-Known Member

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    Gee whiz!! That's flat moving! Wonder what barrel life would be with that?
     
  7. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    if your looking at the Vias, it's supposed tobe a little better than one ones off the .243 case. The 6mm Vias will push a 70 grain bullet to 4100fps! The case is a 6.5x55 with the shoulder pushed back about .04" with a fully blown out case. I think that when my 6/250AI barrel finally quits I'll shorten the chamber and then make it into a fast twist 6mm Vias to shoot those long and heavy 6mm bullets
    gary
     
  8. 1sniper

    1sniper Well-Known Member

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    Not trying to high jack the thread here, sorry cowboy. But I would like to see more info on the Vias round. Does anyone have any more info or a good place to look. I googled both the 22 Vias and the 6mm Vias and not much comes up.
     
  9. cowboy717

    cowboy717 Well-Known Member

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    No worries sniper. I kinda was curious bout them too. Can't find much on them
     
  10. dieseldoc

    dieseldoc Well-Known Member

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    Gary:

    Tell us more about the 224 VIAS:)

    Charlie
     
  11. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    This was my choice. The bullet was moly coated and chronographed at 3,670 ft/sec.

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  12. mike33

    mike33 Well-Known Member

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    I have a new 22-243 on the way, never thought i wouild get the 75 grainer that fast.
    mike
     
  13. CPGfan

    CPGfan Well-Known Member

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    22x47Lapua anyone?? Runs the 80 VLD's at 3400 out of a 26" barrel. Should have longer barrel life than the 22-243
     
  14. cowboy717

    cowboy717 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else?