I plan to keep the 6mm Remington alive...having a new barrel put on one right now, with a 1-8 twist. Sure would be awesome to see nosler come out with a 105-108 grain accubond.280 Remington: Man what a fantastic cartridge and it is a shame it is not chambered in many rifles currently. I built a 280 AI for myself after considering going the 280 Remington route, but I would be just as happy with the standard chambering if I had gone down that road.
6mm Remington: Man they got it screwed up when they first came out with the 244 Remington and had a 1-12 twist in the barrels. The 6mm Remington is a better designed case than the beloved 243 Winchester and has better ballistics. It is also as accurate on average or more so. Folks we need to make sure the 6mm Remington is kept alive as it's just too good to die. The 6mm Creedmore does not have any ballistic advantage over the 6mm Remington and the only thing it does have is the barrel twist rate is faster for those long bullets. Twist a 6mm Remington like the 6mm Creedmore and the 6mm Remington will come out ahead!
338-06: It was made legitimate but not enough folks started to chamber for it. Much to good of a cartridge to completely disappear.
These are my picks.
I sure hope not, but you never know. It's had a good run since 1980. Of course longer as a wildcat.
Could very well happen. Magnums and AIs are more being reborn, than becoming a new rage. Both were done, and done frequently, a long long time ago. 6.5’s aren’t that new either. After all, 6.5mm is .256”. There were plenty of 6.5mm wildcats of yore with .256”-.257” grooves.
Doubtful, lots of people shooting them...they are easy to load for, stingy on powder, low recoil, fun to shoot, short action, light to carry, accurate...and kill way better than one would think.
If they'll fit, I'd give the 105gr Scenar or 108gr ELD-M a hard look in that rifle. I'm looking forward to hearing how this turns out for you.I plan to keep the 6mm Remington alive...having a new barrel put on one right now, with a 1-8 twist. Sure would be awesome to see nosler come out with a 105-108 grain accubond.
Hopefully my rifle will be ready to rock this fall.
I've shot a couple dump trucks full of big-game with mine.