6ppc

Discussion in 'Reloading Forum (All Calibers)' started by Borisserge, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. Borisserge

    Borisserge

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    Hi guys, I'm just starting out in the world of short range bench rest.
    I've sourced a rifle and scope.

    What do I need to get started? I have so far -
    220 brass
    Neck turner
    Wilson dies (seater and neck)
    VV N133
     
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  2. riflewoman

    riflewoman Gold $$ Contributor

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    A hat full of Bart’s 6mm bullets.
     
  3. joshb

    joshb Gold $$ Contributor

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    You need a good front rest and rear bag, too!
    Get some LT-32 and some H322 to try, also.
    Wind flags should be on the list.
    An Arbor press?
    Don’t forget some Imperial sizing wax. Need that.
    Also a full length sizing die. Nobody just neck sizes anymore!:eek::eek::eek::p
    You’ll also need ten targets. Nine for load development and one for after........you see, once you get a 6ppc dialed in, you’re just shooting thru the same hole!:D:D:D:D:D

    Seriously, when I bought and shot my first 6ppc, I thought I’d died and gone to heaven!
    Enjoy.:cool:
     
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  4. bozo699

    bozo699 Gold $$ Contributor

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    Borrisserge,
    I actually may have some Barts left I’ll check if I do I’ll send them to ya.
    Pm BoydAllen he is a forum member and really sharp on a 6ppc. You won’t be sorry for texting him trust me.
    Wayne
     
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  5. rsmithsr50

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    in spite of all the "known" loads and advice try this.
    forum.accurateshooter.com/threads/shooting-a-ladder-can-produce-fast-quality-results.3997310/
     
  6. rsmithsr50

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    chargemaster lite
    crc brakleen to clean lube off if cases
    hand priming tool
    000 steelwool for neck cleaning
     
  7. Dusty Stevens

    Dusty Stevens COVFEFE- Thread Derail Crew Gold $$ Contributor

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    A good press, deburring tool, a hundred or so other things. Go to a match and get your stuff after you see what folks use. Dont buy junk- borrow good stuff until you can afford what you need
     
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  8. R.Morehouse

    R.Morehouse Gold $$ Contributor

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    Is your rifle/scope combo. a LV ( 10.5lb or under ) and is the neck a 262 or 268 or? I would suggest a good sizing die made from some of your 3x fired brass. If your gun is used I would have the trigger taken apart and cleaned up. Are you located anywhere around western Pa./Ohio?

    Regards
    Rick
     
  9. jimmymac

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    Don’t forget Tony Boyer’s book. That thing will flatten out the learning curve in a hurry.
     
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    bichettereds Silver $$ Contributor

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    Best thing to do is go to some matches first. It might save you from having to sell things in the future. Where are you located?
     
  11. INShooter

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    Your absolute best bet is to find the closest competitor to you and go shoot with them. Where are you located?
     
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    Get Mike Ratigan’s book also.
     
  13. Rdlningcltchdmpr

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    Dial calipers, always keep them locked up. So they don't disappear. Ha.
     
  14. Borisserge

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    Much appreciated with everyone's insights!
    I have dial and digital calipers, and mostly K&M, Sinclair, Wilson, Redding etc reloading equipment.

    The rifle is a kelbly and I plan on running LV, so I can also enter HV with the same rifle.
     
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    Wind flags! Wind Flags!! More WIND FLAGS!!

    Then learning how to use them!

    Welcome to the addiction.....
     
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    Patience
     
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  17. LCazador

    LCazador Competitive shooter and reloader for 50 years+ Silver $$ Contributor

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    Measuring tools for measuring shoulder bump and seating depth are ultra necessary and a Wilson trimmer. If you can have a barrel stub made with the same reamer used to chamber for measureing shoulder bump and seating depth that would be a plus.
     
  18. Borisserge

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    Wind flags ordered, and I'm on the ordering process of books.

    Many thanks for everyone's input and taking time out to PM too!
     
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    You may hate us if you find yourself taking out a second mortgage because of your shooting hobby.:eek:
     
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