6 mm ppc

Discussion in 'Varminter & Hunting Forum' started by maddysdad, May 27, 2017.

  1. theallcineyes


    Jul 10, 2018
    Back in the day when the 220 swift was really popular, people were loading them up to muzzle velocities of 4300+ FPS. It was insane, and these were the ones that got the barrels shot out in a year or two. I have owned both calibers, and for me, the 22-250 is the most accurate round I have ever shot. Better than my 6PPC as well.
  2. brians356

    brians356 Gold $$ Contributor

    Nov 18, 2013
    My buddy and I were sniping California ground squirrels (Otospermophilus beecheyi) in Nevada, shooting up to granite boulders in a steep box canyon. Buddy shooting 22-250, me 223 (both R700s). We were sitting close together on the ground, elevating using shooting sticks, taking turns spotting for each other. While I glassed, waiting for him to fire, I heard a "tink" followed by "Damnation!" He had groped for a round out of his cartridge box while watching a squirrel through his scope, but grabbed a 223 round out of my box by mistake, chambered it and pulled the trigger. There's a lesson in that story somewhere.
    Last edited: May 26, 2019

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