Should I stay with 6mm-06AI?

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  1. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    I know Kirby has commented on his rifles stripping jackets at the 3250 to 3300 mark. I could be wrong. There is a chance that the hunting bullet might be a heavier jacket. Now you have me second guessing myself... thanks!!!:rolleyes: Oh well, you could always try them and see what happens. Could be a caliber thing. I know that the speed you are shooting at is a normal velocity for a 7STW.

    Tank
     
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  2. sniperjwt

    sniperjwt Well-Known Member

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    what caliber was he stripping them off of?
     
  3. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    6mm and 30cal. Maybe it was faster and I am just not remembering correctly.

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  4. roaddog1m

    roaddog1m Well-Known Member

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    Wow guys, thanks for coming to my rescue on this one! I can't wait to start fire forming now. Looks like the 8 twist Shillen is going to possibly take a couple of weeks longer, pushing me into the middle of Feb. That's ok though, It's already -17 degrees here in South Dakota and I'm most likely not in any hurry. Glad to do it right the first time! Thanks again.

    Tom
     
  5. buffalorancher

    buffalorancher Well-Known Member

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    The 105 A-Max and the 105 Berger would blow up in my 6-284 at around 3250. This was the target Berger so I can't say if the hunting bullet is any different. The 107 SMK will go as fast as you want but it quits working very well on deer at about 700 yards. The 115 Berger didn't shoot very well but it didn't blow up and none of the lighter bullets did either. It got to the point where I needed to quit messing around wasting barrel lie and get a load so I use the 107 SMK. This rifle has always been picky with most bullets except the SMK.
     
  6. roaddog1m

    roaddog1m Well-Known Member

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    Lance, I just picked up some Berger 105VLD hunting bullets and some AMAX 105s as well. I will let you know what happens.

    What kind of barrel and what is the twist on your 6-284?

    Tom
     
  7. buffalorancher

    buffalorancher Well-Known Member

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    Tom,
    My 6-284 is an ABS wrapped Rock barrel with a 1-8 twist. The first few A-maxs shot great and I really thought I had something. They went from 1 out of 3 a flier to all blowing up in about 20 rounds.
     
  8. roaddog1m

    roaddog1m Well-Known Member

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    Yikes! that is kind of alarming! I'll have to see how they work out for me.

    Tom