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#5846069 - 07/24/15 10:38 AM Favorite 6mm Cartridge?
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I have a .243 Win that I want to rebarrel. I would like a 1:8 or 1:7 twist rate so I can shoot heavier bullets like the 105 Amax or 115 Berger VLD.

I have looked at the 6mm creedmoor but it looks like the velocities are very similar. I already reload for .243, have all the dies and brass, is t worth changing to another cartridge like the 6mm CM or .243 Ackley Improved?
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#5846114 - 07/24/15 11:06 AM Re: Favorite 6mm Cartridge? [Re: Gone to Texas]
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No...if you have 243 stuff, there is not a thing wrong with moving to something else but I'd either do another straight 243 or a 6slr (super long range) because it uses your brass you just have to size it, load and shoot...no fireforming...I have one and I've been very impressed with the velocity in a 22" and accuracy with the 105 hybrid. Basically the slr fixes what's wrong with the 243...neck length and shoulder angle.

A 1:8 is more than fine if you run them up to the speeds you should be running them (3025-3100). I'm actually running 1:8.5's in my bench rigs shooting the same bullets and they are fully capable of winning.

FWIW - there is no advantage of running a 115 anymore since Berger released the 105 hybrid and Sierra started pointing their 107's.


Edited by Judd (07/24/15 11:07 AM)
Edit Reason: added the fwiw
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#5846145 - 07/24/15 11:31 AM Re: Favorite 6mm Cartridge? [Re: Gone to Texas]
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6X284,or 240 Weatherby. But I like odd rounds!
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#5846182 - 07/24/15 11:50 AM Re: Favorite 6mm Cartridge? [Re: Gone to Texas]
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The only downside to running 2 guns of the same caliber is unless the chamber is cut the same the they won't size the same.

I just got a 6mm Creedmoor and I'm pretty happy. I just grabbed a general load to start with of 42gr of H4350 with a 105gr Hybrid it gave me 3034fps with a 22" barrel. I shot a quick 3 shot group at 400yd then fallowed by these two 5 shot groups at 1000yd. Now keep in mind my barrel has a mere 50rds down it plus no tweaking of the load so I have a bit of work to do so I can lower the es.





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#5846215 - 07/24/15 12:04 PM Re: Favorite 6mm Cartridge? [Re: Gone to Texas]
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I tend toward the .240 Wby in 6mm for deer on up game,,,6mm/250 on less than deer size/ wgt. game
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#5846264 - 07/24/15 12:34 PM Re: Favorite 6mm Cartridge? [Re: Gone to Texas]
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That 6mm SLR sounds awesome!

I am going to look into that some. Thanks for all the input!
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#5846378 - 07/24/15 01:20 PM Re: Favorite 6mm Cartridge? [Re: Gone to Texas]
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6x47 Lapua shoots good for me. 105 VLD's

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#5846444 - 07/24/15 01:48 PM Re: Favorite 6mm Cartridge? [Re: Gone to Texas]
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I have had good luck with the .243 Winchester. - It does what I am looking for in a small caliber whitetail/varmint cartridge, and the selection of rifles is very good.

For heavier game, I'd be looking at a heavier caliber. There are 6mm cartridges with more grunt than the 243, but to be honest I'd rather go to a 270 or a 30 caliber if I was hunting something larger.
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#5846452 - 07/24/15 01:53 PM Re: Favorite 6mm Cartridge? [Re: Judd]
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Originally Posted By: Judd
FWIW - there is no advantage of running a 115 anymore since Berger released the 105 hybrid and Sierra started pointing their 107's.


^^^ This. Even though I'm not a 6mm fan. A 105 Hybrid at 3050 to 3150 is a flat shooting, wind bucking, son of a gun.
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#5846493 - 07/24/15 02:08 PM Re: Favorite 6mm Cartridge? [Re: Gone to Texas]
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Just because I don't know, what would a 223 necked up to 6mm be? Does that round exist? Or am I brain farting?
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#5846500 - 07/24/15 02:09 PM Re: Favorite 6mm Cartridge? [Re: Gone to Texas]
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Found it. 6x45. Anyone play with one?
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#5846542 - 07/24/15 02:27 PM Re: Favorite 6mm Cartridge? [Re: Bullfrog]
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Originally Posted By: Bullfrog
Found it. 6x45. Anyone play with one?


6mm TCU is even better.
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#5847024 - 07/24/15 07:51 PM Re: Favorite 6mm Cartridge? [Re: Gone to Texas]
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6 SLR, 105 Hybrid as Judd said and Chad seconded.
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#5847047 - 07/24/15 08:03 PM Re: Favorite 6mm Cartridge? [Re: Gone to Texas]
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Dang, the 6 SLR seems pretty neat.
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#5847308 - 07/24/15 10:39 PM Re: Favorite 6mm Cartridge? [Re: Bullfrog]
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Originally Posted By: Bullfrog
Found it. 6x45. Anyone play with one?


I currently have two one AR and a Cooper in 6x45mm. Neat round and will handle up to deer sized critters with no recoil.
Not too bad for predators either. cool



Here is the AR.....


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