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Old 12-21-2006, 05:46 PM
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My friend called from Iraq today and was talking about getting a rifle built. He was wanting a repeater bolt. He wants speed, smooth feeding and available dies. What are your recomendations? 6-284,6-06, 6-06 ackley? Or what else is there out there?
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Old 12-21-2006, 08:13 PM
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Since I have one, I'm partial to the 6mm/284. Shoots the 100 gr Hornady FBSP at 3390 fps out of the 27" tube. Is that fast enough?
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Old 12-21-2006, 08:16 PM
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Yeah. He'll probably be using it on Coyotes the most. So the lighter bullets will be where he'll really want them. What about feeding I have heard of feeding problems with the 284 based wildcats. Sizing down 6.5-284 would be an nice plus for this caliber.
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Old 12-22-2006, 05:31 AM
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If he isn't dead set on a wildcat, why not find a 6mm Remington? Factory ammo and dies are easily available...

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My friend called from Iraq today and was talking about getting a rifle built. He was wanting a repeater bolt. He wants speed, smooth feeding and available dies. What are your recomendations? 6-284,6-06, 6-06 ackley? Or what else is there out there?
I've watched KDUB smoke a few deer with that 6/284.
It is a burner for sure.
I have a new 6.5/284 that the gun smith worked on a while to get it to feed and extract, but that is because it was on a MArk V Weatherby action which is narrower than most. You shouldn't have any problems.
As long as you reload with either of these calibers, you can work up some fine accurate loads.

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Old 12-22-2006, 09:23 AM
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Proper feeding of short, fat cartridges CAN be a problem in actions not previously made for them. It's a matter of carefully detailing the feed, or guide rails of the action to accept the cartridge profile. On the Remington P-17 action which accomodated 30-06 cartridges, the filing down of these rails was done in a careful, try-fit mode until the dummy cartridges would feed properly. Even so, if you try to s-l-o-w-l-y strip and feed a cartridge in my rifle, chances are it will hang up on the square cut barrel shank of the chamber. Stroking the bolt at normal speed or faster assures the cartridge zips into the chamber.
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Old 12-22-2006, 05:51 PM
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The 6mm AI is easy to reload,form, and a little easier on barrels. Though the 6/284 or 6/06 or the 240 weatherby are a little faster I really can't tell the difference in killing power. dead is dead!
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Yup - just more fun to have a chambering that's not ho-hum seen on every bench on the firing line!
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Old 12-22-2006, 08:11 PM
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Coyotes at most... Build yourself a 6mm PPC.

Using the light bullets, you can come within 200 FPS of .243 ammo while burning 40% less powder.

I've chronoed the 55 grain Nosler BT's out of my Ruger M77 in 6mm PPC @ ~3350. Any well placed shot with that bullet should drop a coyote no problem.

I've shot the 70's around 3100 but prefer the lighter bullets for most circumstances.
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243 win will do everything and easy to roll your own
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Best 6mm wildcat

.240 PSP on a Win 70 action.
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.240 PSP on a Win 70 action.
Wow haven't heard of the 240 PSP for many, many years. Probably in the 50's.

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Old 03-05-2007, 06:48 PM
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Wow haven't heard of the 240 PSP for many, many years. Probably in the 50's.

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Hi, Frank.
That's when I got my .240, late 50's.
Still shoots like a dream. Puts them right where I aim.
i even get 1 MOA when I'm fireforming 244 cases.
Every few years I whack a deer with it.
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6mm-intl (walker) is the way to go

I have been shooting the 6mm-intl (walker version) since 1995 and it is an extremely efficient cartridge. cases are formed with 250 savage (just lube and slowly size pushing shoulder back about .128 for a .380 long neck, or neck up and then form 22-250 brass.

RCBS has dies, JGS has reamers and gages and can supply drawings for review, they also have a 6.5mm version that appears interesting.

I get about 3800 before throat wear moves .125 but fortunatelu the long neck accomodate forward bullet movement well.

You can easily get 2950 with 105/7 VLD bullets behind 32.5 grains of varget or 3200 with 87 grain bullets and 35 grains varget.

Also try 6mm 22-250 or 6XC but both have short throat and barrels need to be setback more often.
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