6mm Rem or as you know it .243 Bullet suggestions

HHB Guns

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Ok So I just finished duracoating my Remington 700 in 6mm Rem. I ordered a Leupold VX-II 4-12x50 with the long range duplex retical. Now its time to get set up to reload it. I'm sure most of you know that it takes .243 bullets. I have never reloaded either calibers before and need some suggestions on which bullets to buy. I will use it mostly to target shoot but also need a reccomendation for hunting bullets. Looking at midway the sky is the limit on bullets so I'm hoping one of you have used some in the past.


 

Shootist

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henry, back in the 70s i had a couple of 6mm rems. the load for hunting was 100 gr. sierra btsp with 45.5 gr. of imr 4350 and a cci 200 primer. i loaded some for a friend a few years ago and the powder charge had changed. (due to burn rate.) i think the the max charge now is around 42-43 gr. but you need to check the book for sure. now my wife shoots a 243 model 600 rem and we just started using 95 gr berger vld. hunting bullets, man they really shoot! if you want a lighter bullet, my wife killed two deer last year with 85 gr. sierra bthp i was in the stand with her when she shot one doe, it cut two flips backwards and fell stone dead. on that gun i would try the bergers they shoot one hole groups and that is a hunting bullet, they are famous for there target bullets.
mike
 

HHB Guns

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I just went to midway and looked at the berger's. I read the reviews and all were great. I think I found my bullet. Thanks Mike. Should have called you first.
 

Shootist

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henry one important thing is the twist rate in your gun, the heavy berger bullets will not stablize in a 1-9 in twist or a 1-10. to do that you will need a 1-7 we shoot the 95 gr in a 1-9 and it works fine. but anything heaver in the berger won't stablize unless you have a 1-7 or 1-8 twist so look at there recommendations on the berger or midway site.
mike
 

Clicker

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Henry I've got a few different bullets in 6mm around here. Most are polymer tip designs anywhere weighing 58 to 95 grains from Hornady, Nosler and Sierra.

You are welcome to some of each so that you can work up some loads and find the magic recipe. I really don't shoot this caliber, the only rifle I own in 6mm is the Browning I spoke with you about selling.
 
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