Tell me why buying a Rifle chambered in 6MM Remington is stupid

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  1. Clayton

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    BTW, building this rifle, stick with the 1:9 twist rate to stabilize heavier (85-100 gr) bullets. Much better for hunting "larger" game. Lighter pills for p-dogs can use a slower twist.
     
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    Well I have a solution for you. Buy the 6MM REM, Then give it to me as a christmas present just because you are a nice guy. That way you won't get told to not buy it and have to ring your hands waiting for this group of gun nutz to tell you something you don't want to hear anyway:A Thumbs Up:
     

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    But you could be part of the 6.5 Creedmore craze! :A Banana Sad:
     
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    Phil please. You're just stirring the pot :A Stirring:. He marches to his own drummer. Besides, who wants a cartridge everyone else has?
     
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    Sorry I'm not going to be much help, I own two of them. Used to have 4 of them but my brother wanted one of them and my nephew had to have one of the other ones. I used them on deer and antelope hunts in Wyoming for years, with quality 100 grain bullets they perform way beyond what you would think they should.
     
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    If you want a 6mm by all means get one, if you need a 6mm don't do it, buy a .270 you'll be happier and a lot more versatile.
     

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    Well I made an appointment to go look at it, as soon as it stops snowing in Metro Minnesota, Iv'e already checked on Brass, Dies etc, the twist is 1-9 so I should be ok of most bullet weights
     

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    Ya, you asked your question on the wrong site, didn't you. I have had a 6mm rem in the house for well over 12 years. Unlike you though, the only research I did on the caliber was to check factory loaded ammo availability. I really didn't ask a soul about it. I would say it was one of the best firearm purchased I have made. Good luck and have fun with your new aqusition.
     

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    Not to add more fuel to the fire, but if you can shoot it well it seems like a winner. Had a neighbor growing up who seemingly couldn't place the smaller bullets well, he shot a 6mm rem. But that is operator not rifle I do believe. One I have always had an interest in for the obsoletes is 6.5 rem mag, but built into a longer barreled bolt gun to really take advantage of the velocity and potential.
     

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    The shallower cartridge shoulder and longer neck of the 6mm Remingon mean that the leade will take longer to erode. The fact that it is based on the 7x57 cartridge which (unlike the T65/.308 Winchester and it's derivatives) was designed to feed reliably, is also a very good thing.

    Have fun and enjoy. NB You can tell the missus that:
    1. It is an economical cartridge to reload;
    2. You won't need to buy a new barrel any time soon; and
    3. You will not be tempted to waste money on 'special price' ammunition because ... there isn't any to buy. :D
     

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    April is a long time from now Rob.....:)

    A friend of mine here in Phoenix is approaching 80 now. If records were kept he might hold the record for most Coues deer taken by anyone living. Honestly he's been hunting them since he was a kid and there were far more of them available them with far few hunters chasing them. He's used the same 6mm for all of them from what I understand.
     

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    While I do love the 6mm/243 Win, I have to agree if I was building a custom rifle it would be 6.5 Creedmore. I have taken deer and antelope out to that range of 350 yds. but for me it was been more of ideal gun out to 200 yds. I have seen some crazy wind drift and bullet drop at greater range.
     

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    Don't underestimate the old 6mm! A few years back I had a boom, flop on a big old 3 x 3 muley at 437 yards and a 30 mph crosswind using one of my 6mm's and a Hornady 100 gr. interlock. There was no exit wound so I'm glad he dropped in his tracks, cause I wouldn't have had much of a blood trail to follow. But it all worked out. Love my 6mm's, but don't use them much any more since falling in love with a couple of 25-06's.
     

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    Ok I Finally picked up the 6MM, a nice unfired Ruger complete with Ruger Rings, I have Installed a Mueller 6.5x25x44, should work out fine for long distances IMG_1319.jpg dies Brass and bullets are on the way, now I just have to wait 6months for spring here in Ludivisk land
     
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    Beautiful rifle!
     

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    Love the clean look of that rifle...

    When I started hunting "out west" in the wide open spaces I fell prey to the belief that deer couldn't be taken at extended ranges with anything less than a fire breathing "Uber Mag" 7mm or .300 magnum. After much destroying of meat, and nearly ripping a couple of fingers OFF when using a post for a rest, I was "gently " reminded that I didn't need quite that much power. Long story, short, Cabela's ran a timely loss leader, I bought a Ruger M77 chambered in .243 and have never looked back. I have taken somewhere near 20 whitetail and mule deer at ranges from 20 yards to 426 yards with 100 grain Power Points (Federal Blue Box). This is on Midwestern (Read Big) whitetails and Muley's. That said, I do not recommend the 400+ yard shots on deer even with 100 gr pills. The one shot I took at that distance resulted in a clean one shot kill (lungs and heart) but I'm guessing only because I didn't hit any substantial bones going in. Energy is a little low at that distance for reliable clean kills on deer sized critters in my opinion. Keep the shots under 300 and it'll be a venison fetching machine for you. Spend the extra cash you save on ammo and powder on another tag or two! Funny,on this forum you talk with people 9000 miles away and some that are only about 10...
     

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    Very nice Rob. Enjoy your Christmas present.
     
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    Thank You and Yea, Santa always seems to know what I want
     
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    I hope to use this rifle for some outwest long distance shots in the near future, where are you in Minnesota you may have told me in the past but my memory is crap
     

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