6mm-06 and RL26?

Elnicko

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I’m having a Tikka rebarreled in 6mm-06 and was wondering where to start on loads. I will be shooting 100gr Cutting Edge MTH’s from a 7 twist 24” barrel. I was thinking RL26 would be good but can’t find any info as far as a place to start. I tried searching for 6-284 data but couldn’t find much there either. If anyone has experience with RL26 or something similar, any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
 

RevJim

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Look at .240 Weatherby data to start out. The two cartridges and the 6mm/284 are right at the same capacity! In other words, R19. ha R26 will be a tad slower but may work well with the bullet you describe. Good deer rounds though, all three!
 

Elnicko

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Tried that but there wasn’t a whole lot of info out there for RL26. May have to pick a different powder.
 

RevJim

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Alliant's site shows a Max of 56.6/R26 for the 25-06 & 100gr bullet. That will give you some kind of idea. Most say start 10% under and work up...I never had an issue with 5% less and working up on any load data myself. But at any rate, I myself got eye popping speed from R26 out of a .270, but my rifle didn't have the accuracy with the bullet I was using. Good luck to you pard.
 

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I have a man in my church who has used his 240W ( basically a 6mm/06) with the 95 NPT on mule deer/big bull elk out here in UT/WY for over 40yrs! Your CE bullet should kill like the 90X we used on Axis and blackbuck in the 240w. Good luck to you and enjoy yourself! :)
 

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Thank you sir. I’ll post the results when I get the rifle finished and test it out.
 

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I don't quite have your round, but I do have a 6.5-06 that I'm running 140gr Berger hybrids in. Norma brass, 140gr hybrid, 56gr re26 @ 3015fps. Shot 6 rds I used to get velocity into less than a dime @ 100yds.
 

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