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Re: Favorite 6mm ? [Re: Robert_White] #14151712 09/24/19
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243 Win here. It's too easy.

If there was a nice 6 BR repeater ready to go from the factory, then that would get my vote.

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Re: Favorite 6mm ? [Re: Robert_White] #14151714 09/24/19
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6mm Rem. because I have one. Just a little better than a .243 and factory brass unlike an AI. The Win. .243 is just so plebeian. wink


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Re: Favorite 6mm ? [Re: DakotaDeer] #14151953 09/24/19
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Originally Posted by DakotaDeer
243 Win here. It's too easy.

If there was a nice 6 BR repeater ready to go from the factory, then that would get my vote.


It is easy, and unless you want to toss long bullets from a factory rifle, it's fine, with ammo everywhere, and cheap good ammo to boot according to many here. Had a chance to pick up a nice one for about half the sticker price, so it joined my CM, and will get fed from my stash of pingpong balls. It's my fourth one, and none of them ever tasted factory chow. Have enough brass to fry the barrel, and it will then get re-bored, or rebarreled to 6CM.


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Re: Favorite 6mm ? [Re: Robert_White] #14152071 09/24/19
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Originally Posted by Robert_White
... Did a perusal of the usual supply houses and nobody has any 6mm rem brass for sale, in stock. Arg.
Lots of 243 and lapua too.
Maybe 243 ai?

Robert White-
Several internet suppliers have 6mm Remington brass for sale.

Are you perhaps confining your search to brass manufactured only by Remington? If so, would you describe the reason for doing so?

Thanks.

--Bob

Re: Favorite 6mm ? [Re: BullShooter] #14152110 09/24/19
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Originally Posted by BullShooter
Originally Posted by Robert_White
... Did a perusal of the usual supply houses and nobody has any 6mm rem brass for sale, in stock. Arg.
Lots of 243 and lapua too.
Maybe 243 ai?

Robert White-
Several internet suppliers have 6mm Remington brass for sale.

Are you perhaps confining your search to brass manufactured only by Remington? If so, would you describe the reason for doing so?

Thanks.

--Bob

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Does Lapua make 6mm ?


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Re: Favorite 6mm ? [Re: Robert_White] #14152149 09/25/19
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243. I have 3 of them.

Re: Favorite 6mm ? [Re: Robert_White] #14152151 09/25/19
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Me, 6mm Rem, Long Action, 1 in 7 twist, 24 inch heavy magnum contour barrel...

on a Howa Mini action, a 1 in 7 twist 6 BR would be another desirable rig, at least in my opinion or interest...

I shoot a lot of 243.. its a real bread and butter cartridge....


6 mm Rem can be made out of 25/06 or 257 Roberts Brass...

Winchester 6mm Rem brass is better than Remington's offerings.
Same as with the Roberts....




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Re: Favorite 6mm ? [Re: Robert_White] #14152172 09/25/19
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I have a soft spot for the 240 Weatherby

Re: Favorite 6mm ? [Re: Robert_White] #14152199 09/25/19
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We enjoy shooting and have several 6mm Rem. rifles in heavy barrel varmint models (Ruger 77V and a Rem. 700 BDL Special Varmint). Have found them to be accurate with 90 gr. Accubonds and very effective on deer. I load the 70 gr. Ballistic Tip bullets for practice at the range. The heavier rifles allow for plenty of practice w/o our kids experiencing very much recoil, so they have fun shooting them. Lots of smiles when they hear the impact on steel targets.

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Re: Favorite 6mm ? [Re: Robert_White] #14152265 09/25/19
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First rifle was a 6mm Rem. Killed quite a few coues wt, javelina and varmints with it. Then came several 243s.

Currently have a heavy free recoil 6 BR and a two 6mm-284s. One 6-284 shoots the 105 hybrid other uses 55 gr nos bt.

Even though the 6-284 is hard on barrels I would have to say that it is my favorite.

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Re: Favorite 6mm ? [Re: Robert_White] #14152273 09/25/19
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My favorite is the 6mm Rem. In comparing it to the 6CM, it doesn't appear there's much difference in velocity using 100+ grain bullets. I may end up building up a 6CM, if for no other reason than to aggravate the anti CM crowd here and I would build a CM before building a 243.


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Re: Favorite 6mm ? [Re: Robert_White] #14152427 09/25/19
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I wore out a couple 243s and bought a 6CM Fieldcraft. I find the 6CM much friendlier to load for with less pressure variation.

Re: Favorite 6mm ? [Re: VernAK] #14152443 09/25/19
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Originally Posted by VernAK
I wore out a couple 243s and bought a 6CM Fieldcraft. I find the 6CM much friendlier to load for with less pressure variation.



^^^This. 6CM.


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Re: Favorite 6mm ? [Re: Robert_White] #14152463 09/25/19
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243, I don't shoot 6's long or fast twisted, just a simple pre-64 featherweight with an old 2-7 leupold, 100gr partitions at 2850 still hurt a little.


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Re: Favorite 6mm ? [Re: Robert_White] #14152468 09/25/19
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For fun, excitement and love of wildcatting = 6x47 (6mmx222 Mag), 6mm Bullberry ( 6mmx30-30 Improved) 6mmx284. For off the shelf readiness, etc= .243, (from varmints to deer) 6mm Remington ( long range prairie dogs/deer) and for deer/antelope, even elk .240 Weatherby. Love em! For some reason, where I grew up in Se Texas, the 6mm in the Mod 742 "took off"! I only saw two .243s in my younger life! But it was considered a flat shooting, accurate, fast killer w/o tearing up those little deer.

Re: Favorite 6mm ? [Re: Robert_White] #14152536 09/25/19
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My interest lies in the 6 Creedmoor. Definitely fits in a short action, even with the longest bullets. Wide range of excellent factory ammo loaded with long, slippery bullets and rifles that are twisted properly are easily available OTC.

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Re: Favorite 6mm ? [Re: Robert_White] #14152570 09/25/19
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I like the 6mm Remington. I had a Ruger No.1 in 6mm which was one of the most accurate sporters I ever owned; until I burned the barrel out. If I was going to build a 6mm on a short action, I think I would go with a 6mm/250. GD

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6X47 Lapua.......

Re: Favorite 6mm ? [Re: Robert_White] #14152622 09/25/19
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Way back when dinosaur tracks were new, for a while my only centerfire rifle was a Ruger 6mm. With it, I killed many deer-sized animals. It was easy to load for and it killed the snot outa stuff. Back then my go-to bullet was the 100 grain Winchester Power Point. If I wanted another, it would be a 6mm Rem. in an intermediate length action with an 8 twist barrel so I could use longer bullets.

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Re: Favorite 6mm ? [Re: Robert_White] #14152906 09/25/19
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Hard to pick a favorite, have shot and owned more 243s but always thought the 6 Rem. was a better design. Just starting to load for a 6 AI and will hunt with this some this year. If I do another 6mm it will be either the Creedmoor or the 6x47 Lapua. Probably the 47 as I like Lapua cases and it is an even better fit for short actions than the Creed. But either would fill the same niche.

RE: 6mm Brass, I just checked Grafs and they had Hornaday, PPU, and Winchester. If you like Winchester better stock up as it is a seasonal item. I haven't tried the Hornaday yet but some say it is better than Winchester. Got a bunch of the PPU brass on sale and it is good sort of like Lake City brass, seems as hard as Lapua, but the primer pockets were undersized or metric. I had to uniform and bevel them to get primers to seat easily. Got the Lyman tool and it does the prep in one pass.

Next batch will be RWS 6.5x57 mm cases necked down.


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