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I'd like to thank everyone at this point with their help on previous question, and now that I've decided I am having a heck of a time finding a rifle chambered in 6mm rem, any recommendations. I'd be grateful for the help. 
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ive got one question, why the 6mm??
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with a 90 to 100 grain bullet it is far faster than the .243 and I have a large bore, the alternative would be a 25'06 which are rather common, I've checked plenty of ammo manufacturers' and the ammo is available but the rifles are rather hard to find

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100 fps isnt really far faster, but ok. if you want more speed with a bullet in that 100-115gr range the 25-06 would be a better choice any way.



go to gun broker and look for a rem 788 in a 6mm.


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You might have to go with a custom built one or find a used one.  I cannot find anything either.
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 Don't know what your looking to spend but these,I believe,are under $700:
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thank you very much, I am looking into those you recommended as we speak.
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Isn't 6mm what "everybody who's anybody" is shooting in BR these days?  Not disparaging anyone, not saying it is right or wrong, but isn't 6mm the "hot ticket" in BR? 
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thats a 6mmbr not a 6mm remington, also known as the .244 remington.
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What about a 240 wby, now thats a screamer of a 6mm and probably easier to find.

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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

thats a 6mmbr not a 6mm remington, also known as the .244 remington.
Pyro, whats the difference in those two?  I don't know much about ballistics other than how to reload what i have.
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the 6br is a target specific case, very short and slightly fat. its like the .243wssm but not as much case capacity. where the .244/6mm rem. is like the .243 case length is 2.233 as opposed to the .243 which is 2.045. the 6br is very short 1.560 oal only holds about 30gr of powder.
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the 6ppc is similar to the 6br in size but holds less powder still.
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Was the 6mm remington based on the 7x57 case?
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thats correct
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

thats a 6mmbr not a 6mm remington, also known as the .244 remington.
Pyro, whats the difference in those two?  I don't know much about ballistics other than how to reload what i have.
 
The 6mm Remington has a faster twist barrel than the .244 Remington. The reason is that people wanted to use the heavier bullets. So Remington bagging on the success of the 7mm Remington rebadged stuff.  Nice guns but never quite as popular as the .243.
 
Me? If I had to have one... I'd find a donor action and get it rebarreled.  Lot faster and better QC than finding a used one. 
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I have seen Some Ruger #1 rifles chambered in this caliber. If you can use a single shot, these are really nice.
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I liked the 6mm I shot.  Very nice gun.  

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Originally posted by ronn ronn wrote:

with a 90 to 100 grain bullet it is far faster than the .243 and I have a large bore, the alternative would be a 25'06 which are rather common, I've checked plenty of ammo manufacturers' and the ammo is available but the rifles are rather hard to find

 
That's just theory.
Your mileage may vary.
Every rifle shoots differently. I have a 6mm that started life as a Winchester 70 Featherweight (it's totally custom now). With 90-100 grain bullets, it is most accurate (1/3 MOA) with  mild reloads (1 grain of powder above the starting charge). If i tried to push those bullets fast ("the 6mm is faster" legend, you now), the rifle would shoot 2-2.5 MOA.
However, if i load 75 grain bullets, the thing shoots like a death ray from Hell. 
 
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Isn't 6mm what "everybody who's anybody" is shooting in BR these days?  Not disparaging anyone, not saying it is right or wrong, but isn't 6mm the "hot ticket" in BR? 
 
6mm PPC, not 6mm Rem.  Occasionally, someone will use 6BR, but mostly for long range BR.  Neither have the case capacity of the 6mm Rem.  The PPC and BR follow the short/fat case design concept, and case volume is tweaked for consistent velocities with the powders optimized for their case capacity.
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

thats correct
You know way more about 6mm than any normal human should...
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Ronn,
Why not go with the .25-06 as Pyro suggested anyway?  It does everything the 6mm Rem does and more.  Both are equally well suited for virtually identical applications, except the .25-06 is a little better for larger animals.
 
If you just want a 6mm Rem, you should be able to find plenty of used guns on Gunbroker.com or Gunsamerica.com.  However, if it were me, I'd just take an existing action and have it rebarreled as was suggested.  Then you can choose a good barrel of known quality rather than roll the dice on a factory barrel that may or may not shoot.
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Just what I have seen recently................Rem.700 varmint/laminated stock , Ruger #1, and Cooper Phoenix . I personally have a Steyr Model L .6mm Rem and like it a lot , my son will probably start using it in a few years (my wife's Dad gave it to me)!

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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

thats correct
You know way more about 6mm than any normal human should...

i like to read about stuff like this, and yes i agree 6mm's are not my cup of tea. i prefer to start at .257 diam. which i why i mentioned the 25-06.
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