6MM sea of confusion

Discussion in 'Gun Project Questions & Gunsmithing' started by Thomas Campbell, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. Thomas Campbell

    Thomas Campbell

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    Hello
    I'm looking to have a new 6mm light varmint rifle built for competitive BR.

    I currently have a Hall Actioned 6ppc HV.

    So, here is the question; what chambering is going to give the best odds, for a one hole dream?

    I have a new 1/14 T (6mm) blank for this project.

    Would love to get some feedback.

    Thank you,
    Tom
     
  2. DaveTooley

    DaveTooley Silver $$ Contributor

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    Match reports will tell you 6PPC.
     
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  3. R.Morehouse

    R.Morehouse Gold $$ Contributor

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    6ppc. A lot of guys are going with a 268 neck. I shoot a 262 w/45 FB. I think with your 14T it is your best bet......

    Regards
    Rick
     
  4. Thomas Campbell

    Thomas Campbell

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    Thank you.
    The HV has a .262 also
     
  5. butchlambert

    butchlambert Site $$ Sponsor

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    I shoot a .262 and my bushings and so forth are set up for it. I'm not going to spend a lot of money going to a different neck size.
     
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  6. Dusty Stevens

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    Man it was hell for me. My sizing dies even had to be reamed out, my seaters wouldnt work, all my carbide bushings were useless, etc. now whats even worse is dad still shoots a 262 and i have to load for him. Ill have 4 presses on the table when he shoots
     
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  7. butchlambert

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    I understand. When I started most were using a 261 neck. I have 8 solid carbide bushings for the 262 in .0005 increments and 3 reamers with the 262 neck. I have also a couple sizing dies that I made that do not use bushings.
     
  8. Dusty Stevens

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    I got all that plus sizing reamers for the drawer full of 262 nk reamers. Now i have all that for 268 too!
     
  9. butchlambert

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    Dusty, I ain't going to do that.
     
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  10. INShooter

    INShooter Gold $$ Contributor

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    It sure is a hassle to change but once you do neck turning become almost pleasant.
     
  11. Thomas Campbell

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    I don't mind
     
  12. Thomas Campbell

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    I don't mind neck turning at all.
     
  13. tobnpr

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    You didn't specify a distance, but comp shooters here that frequent the only 600 yard range within driving distance tend to favor the Dasher...
     
  14. Thomas Campbell

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    This will be for the 100, 200 yard games.
    I haven't tried the 600 yet, because there is no place around.
     
  15. butchlambert

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    Turning ain't the problem. Changing to another diameter is big if I have to buy 2 reamers, a set of reamer bushings, and other tools to make the change.
     
  16. AckleymanII

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    I love neck turning...gets rid of a lot of variables.
     

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