6mm-06 and RL26

Discussion in '6mm, 6.5mm, and .25 Cal (Not 6BR)' started by Elnicko, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. Elnicko

    Elnicko

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    Just found out my 6mm-06 is headed out from the gunsmith and was wondering if anyone had tried RL26 in this cartridge? I plan on shooting the 101gr Hammer Hunters or 95gr LRX since I’m stuck in CA and have to use a non lead bullet. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. JEFFPPC

    JEFFPPC Silver $$ Contributor

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    Curious, what velocity with 100 gr bullet and how many rounds before throat is gone.Shot against a guy with a 6.5 06 Improved at 500 yd match, it was very accurate.
     
  3. Elnicko

    Elnicko

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    We’ll see about the velocity. In my experience I haven’t been able to get the copper bullets to the same speeds as lead but hopefully it’s close.
     
  4. Beeman

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    Hammers typically run around 50 FPS faster than a same weight cup and core bullet. I’ll be interested in your results. I’d like to try the 101HH in my 6 Dasher hunting gun. The 124 HH out of my 6.5x47 were awesome this year on game. Load development took 8 shots.
     
  5. Zero333

    Zero333 Silver $$ Contributor

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    If you gonna shoot inside 300 yards, the 80 ttsx will do a better job than the 95 lrx.

    the 6-06 should spit out the 80 ttsx at 3,600 fps form a 24" bbl.

    Like a laser you can have a +3" / -3" trajectory out to 350 yards.
     
  6. std7mag

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    I was shooting 105gr Hornady Match slightly over 3,000fps out of wifes 243 with a 24" barrel.
    Accurate out to 500 yards.
    I think with the extra volume, you'll really be zinging them out there!
    We alas have traded it in on a Savage 110FP in 223.
     

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