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Old July 15, 2006, 01:09 PM   #1
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where can i get a 6mm-250??

are there any companies chambering this one? anywhere i can buy one at all? is this a new cartridge? any help is appreciated..thanks.
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Old July 15, 2006, 08:56 PM   #2
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243 Win is fairly close to what you propose.

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Old July 15, 2006, 11:51 PM   #3
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i love a 243. i want a little more out of it though. but i want it in a varmint gun too. just want something a tad heavier then .22 cal. i i dont want nothing heavier than a .24 cal either.
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Old July 16, 2006, 01:23 AM   #4
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243 AI or 6mm Rem.

There are a bunch of 6mm cartridges available in varmint configured rifles. You can also buy a 243 Win sporter and put a varmint style stock on it. Buy this book and start reading for caliber information.

243 Win rifles share applications. They're a tad big for most varmint and considered a tad small for deer sized game. In either application it's really all about shot placement anyway.

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Old July 16, 2006, 01:35 AM   #5
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have you ever seen the 6mm-250 rd though. i dont think anyone chambers it. i think its pretty new. it shoots the 70 gr vmax bullets up to 3800fps reloaded. thats pretty quick huh. id get a 1 10 or 1 9 twist. i think it would make a killer varmint and long range rifle. ive looked at the 6mm remington too. it seems to be a great gun too. whats your outlook on a 204 ruger. or how bout a 220 case necked down to a .20 cal? or maybe a 308 necked down for a 6mm. like a 6mm-08
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Old July 16, 2006, 02:06 AM   #6
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i have to be me and suggest the odd ball stuff. i'd either get a 22-243 (5278 fps cant be wrong) or the mag that started it all the 264 win mag.
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Old July 16, 2006, 02:14 AM   #7
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lol....im kinda the oddball type myself. ive not seen this 22-243. sounds wild. 5200+ my god, how many rounds like that can the barrel take?
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Old July 16, 2006, 02:28 AM   #8
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if i had to guess not nearly enuff
i just found more info they were using a 30grn bullet. with the 55's it still shoots at a barrel burning 4000. but in reality its not all that much better (if any) than a 22-250
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Old July 16, 2006, 03:09 AM   #9
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6mm-250 is created by David Tubbs for the T2K rifle. The main reason why is because of the maximum allowable length of the T2K's magazine. So in reality the 243 Winchester is a much faster case, if you get it Ackley Improved it is even better. The ticket is to specify the bullet weight you'll be using then go from there. If you talk to a well known rifle smith he should have some set up to what works for the 243 AI shooting the heaviest VLD bullets. josh
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Old July 16, 2006, 04:47 AM   #10
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yea, i seen an ackely 280 in the local shop today i guy had built on a 700 framw, h&s stock. it was pretty nice. id like to check in on that. i just want something shooting around 36-3800fps with a 26in barrel. preferably a 24cal. what do you guys think about the 204 rugers though?
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Old July 16, 2006, 06:48 AM   #11
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A 50 grain .224 bullet driven by Varget in a 22-250 AI can do 3800 fps. It's flat and will vaporize Pdogs out to 600 yards. josh
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Old July 17, 2006, 01:36 PM   #12
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the 6mm-250 is called the 6mm International. It has been around a looooong time. It shoots very accurately, being a benchrest round, but velocity is just OK. Remington used to chamber the 40XB for 6mm International.

If you want the fastest 6mm available, the 6mm-06 is the ticket. It will throw a 100 gr bullet over 4000 fps. There have been a number of variations on this theme over the years. Shoots like a laser out to 500 yds. BUT, get to be good friends with your gunsmith, because you will be visiting him for a new barrel every 2000 rounds or so.
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Old July 17, 2006, 03:43 PM   #13
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wouldn't the 6mm-08 just be a .243?
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Old July 17, 2006, 11:42 PM   #14
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yea a 6mm-08 is a 243, right? im going to research some more different chamberings i guess. i think ill start a new thread. check it out guys. thanks
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Old July 20, 2006, 12:00 AM   #15
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wouldn't the 6mm-08 just be a .243?
Yup.
OTOH, the 6mm-'06 that Scorch is referring to is a "whole 'nother animal". Probably not quite as hard on barrels as the .22-'06.
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Old July 20, 2006, 03:20 AM   #16
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How about trying the 6.5x284, if you really want to reach out and touch....Last spring my buddy had two hits on PDs in excess of 700 yards. This spring he was in Iraq, so i did not go without him...
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Old July 20, 2006, 03:55 AM   #17
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Guntotin fool, If it was me I would have went and then sent him pictures so he will have full spirit that you're carrying on your traditional shooting trip. But hey different strokes for different folks. josh
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Old July 20, 2006, 07:57 AM   #18
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6mm-.250 has been kind of an accepted wildcat for some years. There are a number of different minor variations as people tweaked shoulder angle and position for fine adjustment in capacity. At one time you could get the 40X in 6mm Remington International which was one of those minor variations, but they have gone to the 6mm BR instead.
These days you are much more likely to see things like 6mm BR, 6mm PPC, 6mm X, and 6mm XC which are of similar capacity and capability.
There are still a few folks shooting what they call 6mm-.22-250 (Because there is a lot more .22-250 brass than .250 Savage to work from and a lot of the shooters are too young to have ever seen a .250-3000.)

Any of the above are pretty much a custom proposition, you are not going to find a factory Remington, Ruger, or Savage chambered for any of them.
http://www.6mmbr.com/index.html
http://www.benchrest.com/
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Old July 20, 2006, 04:37 PM   #19
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Send a short action rifle of your choosing to Pac-Nor.
They will install a chambered barrel with your desired twist, taper and length.
They chamber quite a few wildcats.
For sheer stomping of varmints with a 6mm it would be hard to beat the 6mmAI or 6-284.
If barrel life is a concern the 6mm-250 is a better choice than the 243.
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Old July 20, 2006, 04:40 PM   #20
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Yeah, I'm kinda doubting you *really* want one in that chambering, when the .243 and 6mm rem will do more ballistically for a lot less money. But to each his own...
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Old July 20, 2006, 04:52 PM   #21
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im thinking more of a 22-250 now guys. ive kinda dropped the 6mm-250 idea.
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