So I am looking at building a 6mm for tactical matches. I have been reading through some reloading manuals to check performance. I narrowed it 6 creedmoor, 6 Remington maybe ackley improved and 6XC.
I have a Remington shirt action I will Be building this on. Does anyone have any input on these cartridges? I am a little concerned w the 6 Remington length of the case. Prob shoot 105-110 grain bullets
Post by elkman1310 on Aug 25, 2018 17:43:35 GMT -5
Hank the 6 Creedmoor is a ok cartridge but it doesn't compete at long distance target shooting as the 6mm Dasher and other variants do. I have bee using a 6 mm Dasher for several years and this cartridge dominates the 600 and 1,000 yard matches. Now if your running a gas gun then the Creed or XC might be better.
The 6mm Norma Dasher which I also use requires no fire forming. It was only supplied by Bullets.Com which went out of business. I contacted Norma and they said they were setting up dealers to handle the brass and should become avaible in September. The ideal speed for a 103gr through 108gr 6mm bullet is 2960fps above that velocity things go down hill fast.
Here is the bottom line if you truly want long range accuracy it doesn't come easy I don't know of anyone using a 6mm Creed in 1,000 yard benchrest matches the case is bigger than what is needed. If you don't want to fire form brass and really spend hours and hours overhauling it you will never win matches very few people understand how much time and effort goes into shooting consistent small groups at 600 and 1,000 yards.
I have a 6XC and it is a hammer. Brass is easy to get now you have Peterson, Norma and Alpha that all have great brass. Mine shoots 105 Berger hybrids and 110SMK very good, I use H4350 with the 105 and RL16 with the 110's. I will be staying with the 6XC for as long as I continue to shoot PRS style matches.
I understand that. I shot high power silhouette for almost 30 years and won many matches and 3 state championships using several different calibers 308win and 7/08 and then a 260 Rem. They all had one thing in common they were all dead accurate rifles. I knew if I was on the edge of the plate I new the gun would still produce a hit. So what ever you go with if you want to win you got to put the time in and build the most accurate rifle you can afford and then load the very best ammo you can produce there really are no short cuts even when shooting at steel.