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Offline Coyotes-R-Us

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6mm rem to 6mm-06
« on: January 13, 2019, 04:50:02 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 rem to 6mm-06
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2019, 05:24:02 PM »
Isn't a 6mm06 a long action cartridge and the 6mm short? Or am I missing something?

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Re: 6mm rem to 6mm-06
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2019, 07:32:40 PM »
My 6mm rem is a Herter's , mouser intermediate length action. supposed to fit.
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Re: 6mm rem to 6mm-06
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2019, 08:11:40 PM »
Ok! It ought to be a shooter for sure with a 26" barrel, the 2506 is a pretty bad round, this sounds like a screamer.

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