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Old 08-25-2011, 08:44 AM
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my 06 wildcat build


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I finally got a donor gun that was like new in 30-06.I am going to use Pac-Nor for my bbl. I am caught on the fence however. I just can't decide which caliber to do,a 22/06 or a 24/06.I know you guys will help a fellow out............
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:12 AM
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How about a .17 or a .204? That ought to take care of that new Pac-Nor barrel in a hurry!
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:27 AM
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I got ya, I know barrel life ain't long on these kind of rifles,but what the **** it'll be fun. Kinda like a saying I heard once "fearing death won't stop you from dying,but it will sure stop you from living".............
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:10 AM
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Isn't the 35-'06 being used for certain deer seasons, down south? I've got the 25, 27 and 30 caliber versions...never made any sense to me to go even smaller.
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:51 AM
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yes,its the 35 whelen, VELOCITY and Hyper Shock is what I am after as well as good flat trajectory...........
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:08 PM
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Personally I would go with the 6mm-06, with bullets down to 55grs if you want you could create all the hydrostatic shock you'll ever need. Reaching speeds well over 4000fps at the muzzle with a 55gr bullet and at least a 26 inch barrel it will easily be a flat shooter. Long range coyotes or varmint would be a lot of fun also. Maybe the barrel could be chromed lined and help where the wear is concerned. Good luck with whatever you decide, sounds like fun.
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:29 AM
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fred243,I have been thinking the exact thoughts for sometime,thats why I posted this topic.The 24 cal bullet has better bc and as you say can be had in a 55gr. The pac-nor bbl I plan on using for this build will be 32" so velocity will not be a problem,just using the right twist to shoot the bullets.I can't have my cake and eat it too.So what I'm thinking is;maybe a twist that will work with 55-85 and be happy about it..........Thanks for your input
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:02 AM
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My 6mm/284, which is a ballistic twin to the 6mm-06, is deadly accurate and shoots most bullet weights well when appropiate propellents are used. It dotes on the 100 and 105 gr bullets that are used for hunting. Velocities aren't pushed to maximum in consideration of bore life, buta 105 gr bullet at 3350 fps is devestating on targets and game.
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:28 AM
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kdub, What twist does your rifle have?Have you tried the 55gr. varmint bullets in it?..............
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Old 08-26-2011, 01:25 PM
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Purpledragon : If you want to experiment a lot cheaper than Pac-nor , I have a 26" Large ring Mauser barrel chambered in 6mm-284 that I'm thinking about selling . Its marked DW Basnett , has target crown, but no twist markings. Good cond. $70.00 plus whatever it costs to ship. HD1
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Old 08-26-2011, 02:04 PM
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My David VanHorn made 26 1/2" chrome moly heavy sporter weight barrel has the standard 1:10 twist. Have a carefully monitored 900 shots and check with the Hawkeye borescope for wear. So far, nothing unusual.

No, the lightest bullets fired so far have been 75 gr, which has good accuracy, but a bit light for my hunting. Last year's antelope at approx 200 yds went down as if poleaxed, in the same hoof prints he was standing in. This goat just missed book, btw, at 78 4/8ths. Still looks magnificient hanging on the wall.
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Old 08-26-2011, 03:06 PM
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Thanks Gents for the info and offer. HD1,pm sent..............
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:58 PM
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Just finished my .243-06 build. I made myself one off a FN commercial mauser action, Richards Microfit stock, and a Rock Creek heavy sporter in 8" twist Finished at 26.5". The case is a modified 6mm-06, with a blown out body, and 30 degree improved shoulder. I built mine to shoot the 105-115 gr bullets for deer and paper punching. They will also shoot lighter bullets well. I plan on using 85 gr bullets for varmints.

I fired a few test shots to check my chamber, and plan on fire forming and shooting some groups tomorrow,
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:22 AM
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Spitfire_er, Good looking rifle,keep us posted on its performance..........PD
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30-06 case

Hi I have at the present a 338-06 that is a very fine cartridge.Very easy to load for a lot of information.I have a 25-06 Ackley that is a good medium game cartridge.I have in the past owned and reloaded a 30-06 Ackley and was able to reach a little over 3000fps with a 165 gr bullet.And I owned Jerry Gebbys 240 Super Varminter that was a little temperamental but was well worth the effort.Also the 280 Improved is an great choice,not quite an 06 case but close.
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:07 PM
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I built an Improved version of the 6mm-06 several years ago with a 1-15" twist rate barrel and was able to push the 55 gr. Ballistic Tip to 4,600 fps....

The first crow I shot with it at just over 200 yds. literally vaporized and watching that through a 32X scope was mesmorizing to say the least....

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Old 09-25-2011, 06:27 AM
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You guys got me to thinking about the various 30-06 cased rifles I have. A 25-06 for varmits, a 30-06 lever for plinking and medium critters and a 375 Whelen for everthing else.
When I had a 243/6mm I found the 105 grain bullet was the most accurate as well as the most deadly. I miss the Speer round nose 105, it was pure death on deer.

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...Richards Microfit stock...
I used a Richards on my rifle. It was so bad, my gunsmith told me to never bring him another or he'd throw me and it out of his shop. The inletting was badly oversized and off-center from the centerline of the stock. Lots of extra wood to chisel off with 36-grit sandpaper on a belt sander. Cost me $2300 in handwork to make it work. I swore I'd never use another Richards. That was in 2004-2005. Maybe they are much improved by now, but I am still very leery. I like the thumbhole with more wood above the opening. Mine is the Thumbhole Target, with left-hand cheekpiece. My action is the long Montana M1999, in left-hand. Back in 2003, Richards did not offer their stocks in a rough-inlet form for the Montana. I had to use one for a Winchester M70 inlet. I see now they offer-- in a near press-in fit-- models for both long and short M1999 actions. We've come a long way...
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:21 AM
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A .22-caliber wildcat based on the .30-06 case...

Case length is the same as the length from head to shoulder on a .30-06. Would definitely require custom forming and reloading dies, and neck-turning. I have no idea what the shoulder angle is. I just manipulated the numbers to get one that looked good...

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