Hotrod 22 and 6mm calibers

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  1. del2les

    del2les Well-Known Member

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    Powders change and improve, factory bullets get better, etc, etc, and then it becomes all the rave.
     
  2. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    6 SST. Absolute laser beam.
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  3. SealTeam4

    SealTeam4 Well-Known Member

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    Does the 6x284 fit in a short action magazine? 2.9” oal?
     
  4. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    If you are looking for speed, the 22 WSSM does a good job of out running most cartridges and bullets. (It is very hard on some because of the speed) I built one with a 1 in 15 twist, and exceeded 4600 ft/sec with no pressure signs. The bullets however, took a beating and only a few could handle the velocity. With the 30 grain ballistic tip, the velocity was insane. and drop was almost non existent.

    There is no Lapua brass for it though. I had very good luck with the Winchester brass with the WSSM (New design cartridge must have helped).

    Another popular cartridge is the Texas Trophy Hunter (A 6 mm Remington necked down to 22 cal).

    Probably the mid velocity cartridge that has a proven track record is the 22-250. you can AI it and improve ballistics and case life. (Also Lapua makes brass for it).

    J E CUSTOM
     
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  5. B23

    B23 Well-Known Member

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    My 6-284 is built on a SA Rem 700 but it only has a 12tw barrel so I'm limited on the bullets I shoot, but even with the 105-108's in a SA the 6-284 still has a sizable case capacity advantage over just about all the others.
     
  6. SealTeam4

    SealTeam4 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice sir. That puppy is screaming!

     
  7. Andrew Massi

    Andrew Massi Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    22-250 ai, Lapua Brass and wildcat.
    1:8 or 1:7 to throw 77-90 grainers.
     
  8. Naymola

    Naymola Well-Known Member

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    Most of these responses make me want to yawn. All towards the heavy bullets. Rainbow trajectory's. You didn't mention what you plan on killing? If your interested in "Wildcats", set up for killing Predators as for a calling rifle, speed kills, Light fast bullets. My favorite's are my "224 Vais"- 50 grain Nosler Ballistic tip at 4350 fps... Also my 20-250 with 40 grain bullets at 4300 fps and my 22 Middlestead. These three most always go with me on multi day predator hunts. Don't get caught up in all the hype about burning up the barrels with these hot rods. I've got at least a 1000 rounds in each of them and still have plenty of throat left. Probably due to the fact I usually shot once or twice at a time, never getting them hot. Now, if you were to use these on a high volume shoot like prairie dogs, squirrels etc. you'd toast those barrel's really quick, not worth it. There's the over the counter calibers like the 22-250 and 204 and 220 Swift and 223 , just to mention a few. Lapua brass available except for the swift? Most of my stuff is Lapua, it's like jewelry.
     
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  9. just country

    just country Well-Known Member

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    morning, original 6.5x55 swed with a AI added or
    a 6mmAI rem. please NO crapmores. justme gbot tum
     
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  10. SealTeam4

    SealTeam4 Well-Known Member

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    @Naymola good advice. Never really played with the 20’s and slow twist 22’s. My boys are starting to get to that age where something like that will be valuable.

    As far as intentions I need something suitable for taking everything from Fox to deer. Right now I’m leaning towards something off the 6.5x47L case or 6.5x284 case. Barrel life is not a concern
     
  11. Clay Target Guy

    Clay Target Guy Well-Known Member

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    I went with a fast twist 22-250 and I am now building a 22 Creedmoor
     
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  12. sbcff15

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    22-250 is really hard to beat imho.
     
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  13. 65WSM

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    I developed my own .224 Nisqually from 6.5X47 Lapua 40 degrees (small primer) after being disappointed in the performance of the .22-250 AI (large primer). I rebarreled a .243 Win to .22-250 AI a year ago. It was my fourth tube in .22-250AI. One barrel I have worn out was an 8 twist Bartlein to shoot 80 gr MK and Nosler CCs. When Sierra made the 77gr "Tipped" MKs I learned I could melt the tips!
    I have to believe the quality of brass available would favor the .22 Creedmore today. Look at the performance of 2000MR powder. It is Superformance on steroids.
     
  14. BallisticsGuy

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    .243AI, 3200 with 115's is easy. Can push to 3300. With lighter bullets the velocities can get kinda silly fast.
     
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