6 mm ppc

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  1. maddysdad

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    given 55 to 65 grain bullets and a bench rest lv barrel what are your thoughts on this for groundhog hunting to 300 yards or so?
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  2. Webster

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    I have a 6BR not a PPC. 14 Twist, Hornady 58 VMax 33.3 gr 8208 about 3550 fps this is my go to load. 31.5 gr Varget 70 Sierra BK only about 3250 fps but accurate. Just about any load shoots under 1/2". The custom bullets don't expand. A little less powder for a PPC.
     
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    I'm guessing that the barrel is already chambered in 6 PPC? If so, get after those ground hogs. My wife had a PPC and it was great to 300. Beyond that you start to handicap yourself. If that barrel isn't chambered yet, I would go with a BR.
     
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  4. maddysdad

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    I have a 22 br but am looking to buy a ppc.i have a 22 br in shilen make from 1976.its a dga hv .am looking to pur a lv barrel on it in ppc .I have a lot of cases and loading gear for the ppc.thank you all for your imput.
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  5. stacy

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    I LOVE MY LITTLE 6PPC IT REAL DOES WELL TO 300YDS WITH 68GR MATCH BERGERS N-133 AND CCI 450'S PRIMERS IT HAS MADE SOME NICE BUGHOLESAT 100YDS AND IMPRESSIVE GROUPS AT 2 AND 300 YDS ALSO :D
     
  6. Gary in MD

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    Get your hands on some of those older Hornady 70 grain sx (super explosive ) bullets. They are discontinued but can still be found around. They are made to explode at somewhat lower velocities.
    They will give you a lot more carnage at the target than those match bullets but are still plenty accurate for varmints out to 300 or so yards.
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  7. Webster

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    Is there such a thing as a PPC improved? Like blowing out a 6BR to a 6BRX. Just fire form.
     
  8. savagedasher

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    Most any ppc should work well at 300 . Plenty of so called wore out barrels around . Great choice. Larry
     
  9. maddysdad

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    shilen rifles had a 40 degree shoulder I think on a 6 mm ppc.
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  10. David

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    Back when I shot a 6ppc for groundhogs, I always used the 70gr Sierra Blitzking. Great accurate bullet that blows up..
     
  11. Jaun-hugo

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    Hi sorry to hijack the post

    I have a 6mm ppc with 1.16 twist and 19.5inch barrel im using softnose 80gn bullets with norma brass giving me great results but are discontinued so i baught 87gn hornady vmax but are unable to get min and max loads anywhere in South Africa.... Im using sochem S335 converted to isa powders N133 or H355
     
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    Yes, it's been done. There's a 6mm Firewalker, 6-40 Tyger and a 6-40 Dune to name a few 40° improved 6mm PPCs.
     
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    I am taking one on my next prairie dog hunt as my third rifle. Will be fire forming .220 Russian cases before installing a new barrel. Using 65 grain v-max.
     
  14. AckleymanII

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    I shot many thousands of p. dogs with a retired 6PPC. Bullet weights were 60g Sierra and my own 60g bullets. You will be shocked with the barrel life using AA2230 and H335, use a cci 450 primer. Last year, I worked up a load with 65g V max and they shot in the 2's with 2230.

    On the dog towns, I went 300 rounds in between cleanings with H335 and AA2230, 125 rounds using H322(much slower velocity, also)

    You are sucking hind tit if you use a 70g bullet in my opinion due to slow speed and trajectory, I made 70g low drags at the time.

    60g Sierra is one whale of a p. dog bullet, along with the 58g Vmax, 55g Sierra Blitz king, and 55g Nosler. I consider the 65g for varmints to be a heavy weight bullet due to trajectory. I have used std reamer, and zero freebore reamers.

    AA2230 yields amazing accuracy with speed, and head shots on p. dogs with my Panda at 300 yards, not uncommon where they get in their hole with only their head showing.

    If you are a die hard heavy bullet man, then the 70g Sierra Blitz king is probably the bullet for you for p. poodles.
     
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    Had a recent experience using a Sako 75 6PPC under light shooting foxes and kangaroos. Had quite good results on foxes out to 375-450yards using 55gr Sierra Blitzkings. Shots were taken from a vehicle and we had enough time to range the target and dial up the scope. Killed them fine. For practical purposes I would suggest anything past 300yards would be hard to gauge without a laser and a drop chart.
     
  16. Webster

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    If your going to buy a barrel why not a 6BRX. I have one. Very accurate caliber. I have not shot it much because of a back problem. I have difficulty walking out to set up targets. It should shoot a 58 gr bullet to at least 3700 fps. I got 3650 with no pressure. 55 Nosler 3725 fps no pressure. 400 yards easy. My 6BRX shoots under 1/2" easily when FF.
     
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    6mm grendel , easy- smeasy !
     
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    Will your 22Br Shilen DGA pull the PPC brass?
     
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    Go with an 8 twist what ever length you decide. The difference in how explosive the bullet is between an 8 and a 13 twist is pretty big. And the 8 will still shoot small.
     
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    Like Butch says if the bolt face is going to be an issue why not stick with the BR? I have the opposite problem I want a 30 br and I have the PPC bolt face. However the 30PPC and similar cases have much promise and I will probably go with one of them.
     

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