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6mm redo

Postby 870slugger » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:50 pm

Still messing with the boat but had some time to look at the computer...
In the back of my mind is the thoughts of re powering my beloved 6mm rem.

It still works outstanding but "What if" I shoot out the barrel and need to get a new one, I am in love with a 6mm .

SO!

What If I go with ( I know I have brought this up a million times) a 6mm/06 AI.

I think a 26" barrel is a must but one in a sportier taper and only 3 pounds not the 6 pounder I have now.

I have been looking some a 4 groove or 5r in 8 or 9 twist stainless steel maybe.

I looks like about $350 .

The faster twist would not work for my 55gr Nosler but the 80gr Barnes would be perfect. The faster twist would in able me to go up to like a 107 ELD . I have seen some info claiming over 4000 fps with 100 gr plus, wow. I also found 6mm/06 head stamped brass for about the same price ,when I can find it, as my 6mm rem brass.

What if?

Thoughts?

AND yes I do know the barrel life is shortened a lot.
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Re: 6mm redo

Postby Bill K » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:42 pm

If you are going to re-barrel have you given thought to a 6mm Creedmore ? Said to be the best 6mm going. Bill K

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Re: 6mm redo

Postby 870slugger » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:51 pm

The boy has one.
'06 case will hold WAY more powder the a creed case.
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Re: 6mm redo

Postby rkittine » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:19 am

Or a 6mm Dasher? I am no longer a fan of long cases and long actions.
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Re: 6mm redo

Postby bullseye-69 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:46 am

243 AI is a good one.
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Re: 6mm redo

Postby 870slugger » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:39 pm

A 6mm rem is already "Over" the 243 ai.
I Like BIG cases there is a 6mm that uses the 375 H&H case...
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Re: 6mm redo

Postby Hogpatrol » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:27 pm

A new project? Go for it! I would go for a 7.5 or 7.75 twist to shoot the 107s. Consider what freebore you would need for the longer, heavier bullets and how that would affect seating depth of lighter bullets. Another thing to consider is a long, skinny barrel may be harder to tune. Good luck!
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Re: 6mm redo

Postby bullseye-69 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:24 am

870slugger wrote:A 6mm rem is already "Over" the 243 ai.
I Like BIG cases there is a 6mm that uses the 375 H&H case...


I like the short fat case better than the long cases.
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Re: 6mm redo

Postby 870slugger » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:49 am

bullseye-69 wrote:I like the short fat case better than the long cases.


I do believe the 6mm rem and the 243 win are the same case, or very similar.
6mm/06 is a long case
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