Posted 21 September 2003 - 03:49 PM
Posted 21 September 2003 - 07:35 PM
I was going to do a 6 MM down to .224, uses the same load data as a .220 Swift, but it seemed like a big hassle after I thought about it for a while. Now I have a .221 Fireball rifle coming end of the month. Seems like that ought to be cheap to shoot, will go 3200 fps, and I can buy dies off the shelf.
Of course I limit most of my shooting to prairie dogs. I suppose a 6 MM/06 will kill them too, but seems like it will have some recoil. I like to shhot low recoil and see the hits. tough to do it with recoil and a 24 power scope. the recoil, however littel will bounce yopu out of the field of view.
If you do it, be sure and give us a report on it.
Posted 21 September 2003 - 10:40 PM
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Posted 23 September 2003 - 05:41 PM
Ever check out info on the Lazeroni Scramjet? What's the capacity/bore ratio in comparison to the 6mm-06? The brass is kinda $$ but then, ya only live once
Posted 24 September 2003 - 03:24 AM
i think 6/06 is kind of a retarded idea; what are you really getting? you can get .244 bullets (basically) in 55/70/85/87/90/95/100... so if you drop down to the .25-06, it certainly encompasses all of those (sans 55 gr. want that? get yourself a .22-250 ) within a factory standardized cartridge....
then there's the alternative, the 6.5/06 where you're getting better ballistics all around with 120/140 gr bullets... longer bullets, better all around...
i think it's really about diminishing returns...
(not poopin' in anyone's corn flakes that favors such a cartridge, just interjecting my own $.02)
(2 days until i get to .444-ville )
Posted 24 November 2003 - 10:08 AM
I would think a 6mm on the 06 case would really burn up barrels fast.
by the way, average life on a barrel in .243 for me is only about 1200 rounds and then the groups open up from .5 up to 1.0 inch. At 2000 rounds I had the barrel set back and it was still junk. I got rid of the rifle and bought a new .243.
I am thinking of trying the 6mm/22-.250 round. Precision shooting says it is the cats meow and has a pretty fair barrel life.
Posted 24 November 2003 - 12:05 PM
Posted 24 November 2003 - 01:15 PM
Edited by RSCAR, 24 November 2003 - 01:19 PM.
Posted 24 November 2003 - 03:05 PM
OOOooooo BBOOooyyy . . . Now the Rscar's is thinking of wildcatting!?!
well . . . a 243 AI is a pretty cool round and will be the custom I have made after my ruger #1 in .17AB. Otherwise the Lazeroni Scramjet offers factory brass (kinda pricey, but hey, you'll save on forming dies and whatnot ). Make the gun heavy or brake it. With those rounds (243AI/scramjet/etc.) I'd leave it to 3-shot groups at the range and save it for the bean fields and the prarie. If i ever marry money . . . I'd like to build a BAR with a 28" s.s., Lilja, 3-groove in scramjet, a fitted cheek piece and other stuff. holy CRAP that'd look nice over the fireplace!!
If you don't mind a braked gun then you can use just about whatever factory caliber you want with it twst'd to whatever bean you want to throw. Those Ackley Improved calibers are a pretty easy thing to get into though . . .
Posted 24 November 2003 - 07:25 PM