New 6xc for groundhogs

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  1. tmx199

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    Hi I just picked up my new groundhog gun a trued rem 700 Hart 25in barrel 8twist . 920 at the muzzle hs stock rifle basix trigger in 6xc .268nk leupold 6.5-20x50lr with varmint reticle kelby rings. My question is has anyone shot the 87gr v-max in the 6xc and what loads with the 87gr & 75gr vmax? Thanks!
     
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  2. WyleWD

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    Man! That sounds very nice. Let us know how it shoots. I had a Hart barrel in 6xc many years ago. Hope yours shoots as well as mine did. ;) WD
     
  3. 357Mag

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    TMX -

    Howdy !

    Sounds like a well thought out setup, to me !
    I used a 6.5 -20X on Soybeanus Digestus for many years. It's a great choice !

    I too, shot a Rifle Basix ( 2oz ) on my Wichita WBR1375 varmint/target rifle. That is, until my best friend gave me a gently used
    1.5 oz Jewel. The Rifle Basix worked just great though....no issues.

    I have shot 88 -107gr bullets in my " DEEP 6 " wildcat, and most recently 95 VLDs & 95 MKs. 29" SS 1-8 Broughton 5"C" Palma taper.
    I'm going to try the "tipped " 95MKs, next.

    My 6mm wildcat has around 2.2gr more H2O case capacity than does your 6XC. I'd imagine you'd be reaching for some H4350.

    Best of luck in your endeavor !


    With regards,
    357Mag
     
  4. tmx199

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    I'll post pics when I get to shoot it I'll be loading ammo next week
     
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  5. mikeinct

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    If you want to really reach out & touch Varmints..Try the 88gr Berger flat base or the 95Gr Hunter...If you're shooting under 300yds either Wt. Vmax is fine, The 87gr Vmax is better for more distance, if you sort your bullets they can do some longer distance..Uncle Mike in Ct
     
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  6. tbeasley

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    38.0 h4350
    39.0 imr 4451

    Both loads are plenty safe with 105-107gr bullets. So your 87's have plenty off room to add more coal to the fire.

    Wonder if varget would be better for the light bullet application? See what others have to say...varget works real well with 75 vmax in .243 win so I don't see why it wouldn't work with 6XC
     
  7. WyleWD

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    tmx199 check your private messages. ;) WD
     
  8. DogBuster

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    when I was running a 6XC...8 twist 3 groove...Pac Nor.....87 V's didn't work well..seems

    the jackets spun off..but...

    80 gr Nozler BTs worked very well........have to dig out load details...
     
  9. STRSRLVR

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    In my 6xc built by pierce I run H4350 with an 8 Twist 5R Bartlein and its an absolute hammer with the 87's and 105's.
     
  10. tmx199

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    Thanks for the info and the PMs I'm going to size some brass tonight and load on Saturday since it's going to be raining and may get to shoot next week!
     
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    38 grs H4350 what kind of velocity
     
  12. STRSRLVR

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    I get around 3050 with 39 grains of h4350 with a 28" barrel and 105's
     
  13. AckleymanII

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    39.0g of R#17 = 3150-3200 depending on barrel length
     
  14. Tommie

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    I run 87 V-Maxes in a 6-250 AI. Not exactly the same chambering but very close. If you begin by reducing 243 starting loads by 8% you should be on the right track. I found H4350 was very forgiving with pressure with the 87's. Can't say I ever found any pressure signs even with loads close to maximum listed .243 Win.
     
  15. tmx199

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    My wife got me kelby rings for my birthday so I can get the scope on tomorrow and hopefully shoot it this week! I loaded some 80gr bergers with imr4064 to start and get barrel broke in
     
  16. tmx199

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    I shot my 6xc yesterday to break in the barrel this week if the weather is good I'll do some load development!
     
  17. FJIM

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    .268 NK you are neck turning right? I have two 6XC's and gave up neck turning for Hunting. I run a .274NK min clearance and a .276 they both shoot better than I can...If I was shooting competition I would turn.
     
  18. BRIGGS3

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    My 6xc has a 24inch 1-8 and had a good load for 87gr vlds with h4350 42grs but it was only running 3100fps. So I started with rl17 ended up with 42.2grs with 3300fps no signs of pressure but I lost a little accuracy. I was shooting 87gr vmaxes also but this barrel like vlds better. I also tried more h4350 but it was getting hard on brass.
     

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