Picked up my new 6mm-06 today.

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by MOJO67, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. MOJO67

    MOJO67 Well-Known Member

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    Well, finally decided to drink the 6mm/243 Kool Aid. I've never owned a 6mm/.243 anything, so I had to see what all the hype was about and built a 6mm-06. :)

    I had a Rem 700, 25-06 that hasn't seen much use lately, so decided to cannibalize the action and build a 6mm-06. Looked long and hard at the 240 Weatherby and 6-284, but decided on the 6-06 since I already had a lots of 25-06 brass and knew it would feed perfectly out of the existing magazine.Can't wait to put some rounds down range. I have 105 Amaxes and VLD's ready to rock.

    Specs:

    Remington 700 Action
    Brux 8 Twist, 26 inch, Rem Sporter Contour
    Chamber cut for long bullets
    Bell and Carlson Medalist
    Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14X44

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    Specs:

    Remington 700 Action
    Brux 8 Twist, 26 inch, Rem Sporter Contour
    Chamber cut for long bullets
    Bell and Carlson Medalist
    Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14X44
     
  2. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member

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    nice .did u go with 1-10 twist I like the heavier pills in 6mm talk about a nice pronghorn and deer rifle
     
  3. MOJO67

    MOJO67 Well-Known Member

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    No. I went with an 8 twist.
     
  4. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    Schweet! Keep us informed on how she does.


    Remington 700 Action
    Brux 8 Twist, 26 inch, Rem Sporter Contour
    Chamber cut for long bullets
    Bell and Carlson Medalist
    Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14X44
     
  5. Mr270win

    Mr270win New Member

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    MOJO67
    I too recently purchased a 6mm-06. It's a custom ER Shaw stainless 26" fluted with 1:8 twist. I am shooting SMK 95gr. I absolutely love this cal!
     
  6. MOJO67

    MOJO67 Well-Known Member

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    270,

    What powder are you using for the SMK 95? Also, what velocity?

    Have you shot anything heavier than the 95's?


    MOJO
     
  7. Mr270win

    Mr270win New Member

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    MOJO
    I'm using IMR 4831
    Velocity of 3375
    Shoots 1 ragged hole at 200 yrds. I know I'm at the low end of starting load but for me accuracy means more than speed. I'm going to a buddy's house tomorrow to work out a 1000 yrd chart.
     
  8. Mr270win

    Mr270win New Member

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    I have not tried anything bigger than the 95gr bullets. But I have thought about it.
     
  9. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member

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    nice I bet those 95s at 3300 will reach pretty far I think I want one now lol.
     
  10. c_bass16

    c_bass16 Well-Known Member

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    I've got a box of 500 Berger 105 Hybrids sitting here waiting to be slung out of my 6x284. I can't wait to see what they do at range.