6mm creedmoor vs. 6xc vs. 243 vs. 6slr

Discussion in '6PPC, 6-6.5x47, 6XC, 6 Rem, 243' started by Cody Richardson, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. Cody Richardson

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    I know it's a lot of "vs." but I'm looking for something a little bigger than a 6br that can push a 105 hybrid 3000+. Want to stay in the 6mm realm for now. Will be shooting mid/long range fclass and tactical matches.
     
  2. Raythemanroe

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    I have a custom gun almost done 300 wm and was thinking of something in 6mm and was reading nomad47's article First blood or something and he was using the 6slr. I thought it sounded pretty good and now have come to the conclusion that will be next gun after further review and brass is fairly easy to produce with .243 win brass!

    http://www.6mmar.com/Super_LR.html

    http://forum.accurateshooter.com/index.php?topic=3817371.0
     
  3. Scott Harris

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    There are several great cartridges that will push a 105 6mm past 3000 fps, but you will want a repeater for tactical/practical shooting and that narrows the search considerably. I'd recommend the 6XC for its great barrel life and accuracy, 243WIN if you want "easy" and can tolerate lower barrel life.
     
  4. Nomad47

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    I have two 6XC barrels and a 6SLR barrel. And I am very happy with all three. I might add that the 6SLR is basically a 6XC on steroids. Or a 6XC stretched. However you want to look at it.

    6XC brass (Norma) can be bought directly from a couple suppliers or it can be formed from 22-250 brass. 6SLR brass is formed from .243 brass - easily. And 6XC dies can be used to form, F/L size and seat.
     
  5. tonysnoo

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    My buddy shoots 6xc and I shoot 6slr. They are both great. The 6slr seems to get to 3000 easier. Ive done a lot of hunting with a 243 and like it for that, but now have switched over to my SLRs. Brass is so easy. Over 2000 rounds and still shooting very nicely.

    I'm sure you won't be disappointed with any of the calibers mentioned. A lot of guys on here brag up the 6cm (similar to the 243 30improved) for barrel life.

    Good luck!
     
  6. Cody Richardson

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    so many options.. im big on barrel life. so I want something that can give me at least 2,000 quality rounds. I have read George Gardner brag on and on about the 6mm creedmoor but i cant seem to find anything on barrel life of it.
     
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    Maybe a stupid question but have you looked at the 6 dasher?
     
  8. MarkS

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    Cody

    I have been where you are. More speed. Why 3000+? Look at the 6BRX or Dasher, both will give you 3000+, but they will shoot best at 2975 F/S. The bigger round will give speed, but will not give you the accuracy or barrel life.

    Mark Schronce
     
  9. Gunner75

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    243 + H4350 + 115DTAC BN or 105 Hybrid will get you to 3,000fps running a true 8 twist barrel. 42 to 43grs will be needed. My last two Bartlien heavy barrels ran just up to 3,000 rounds/no more than that and just shut off.

    Use a "good" barrel.

    My current main rifle is running a 8 twist Barlien, 42gr H4350, and 105 Hybrids. FPS=3,040fps. These are naked bullets that I could push up to 3,120fps w/o issue.

    I have a build running right now and haven't decieded what to run. It is a toss up between the 6 Creedmoor and the 6x47. I am leaning 6 Creedmoor and plan on running the 105's at about 3,150fps with 42gr of H4350.

    Curious what you go with, why and your results.

    For those who suspect foul play on the round count of my barrels and the 243, all I can say is thank you Bartlien.
     
  10. Dgd6mm

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    6Dasher, 105 Berger Hybrid. I've never seen a dasher ran out of a mag in Tactical.
     
  11. Hoier

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    A guy I shoot with just got a bottom metal for his 700 from Wyatt's Outdoors and said it feeds flawless. I think it a detach unit for 223s. And this is for the 6br and I've seen where alf saying he has ran dashers with no need to modify anything.
     
  12. Gunner75

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    Just dropped the hammer on 6 Creedmoor components. In a week or two I will be finding out just what I think of it.
     
  13. NCVarhtr

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    You might take a look at the 6 X 47 Lapua. I like it a lot. Just run the brass thru the 6 X 47 L Die and its ready to shoot. My are very accurate with the Berger VLD Bullets .015 to .020 off the lands. Unbelievable. One hole groups.... George
     
  14. Cody Richardson

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    I've considered a dasher or brx or brdx but the biggest thing is loading from a mag. I've heard mixed results with the 223 mag. There's a guy I shoot with who shoots a 6x47 Ill have to take a closer look at it this weekend. I shoot lapua brass in all my long range guns and to me its worth it but the only thing thy concerns me about the creedmoor is the hornday brass.
     
  15. abishai

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    You're definately on the right track with the choices. High power 6 MM s are super frigin duper ! I love my XC , good barrel life and high speed , high accuracy. Great choice for F class. For tac comps I am more likely to grab my 243 . I get my fealings hurt more when I leave my premium norma brass on the field. 243 remington or winchester brass is easier to let go of .
     
  16. Dgd6mm

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    I will brag on the 6CM (Competition Match) about barrel life, 3900 rounds down my tac rifle, still under 1/2 moa at 600 yards. I'm just holding my breath, knowing it is gonna open up. When it does, I'll replace it with another.
     
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    Don't let THAT stop you! I've made 100 or more 6XC cases out of Lapua's small-rifle primer Palma brass & it's as good or better than the factory Norma stuff I can't get anymore.

    Takes patience & some work but the result is worth it. No reason to think 6.5 Creedmoor'd be any different.
     
  18. captacademy

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    I have a 6 Creedmoor built by Moon of Crescent Customs, it's a hammer and does well over 3000 FPS. With 42 Grs of H-4350 it will do 3168 fps, but I am running a load at 40.2 of H-4350 and am still at 3045 fps. I don't like to run hot. Target is at 760 yds, 4 -shots with the 40.2 load.
     

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    shot them all . go with the 6xc , best accuracy 105 gr @3150fps. next is the 6x47 lapua. good accuracy more speed. 243 ai is next in line. good accuracy. more powder, less barrel life.
     
  20. Cody Richardson

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    I think im down to the xc, 47 and the creedmoor. we have 1 of each shooting a midrange match tomorrow so ill try and check them out!
     

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