6mm Remington Ammo

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Old 07-04-16, 03:21 PM
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6mm Remington Ammo

Is the 105 grain bullet for the 6mm Remington available only for handloading? I can't find any factory loads over 100 grains.
 
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Are you trying to locate 105 grain bullets or are you trying to find factory ammo with bullets over 100 grains?

I don't know about Remington but Hornady and Sierra make bullets heavier than 100 grains.
 
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I'm curious as to why you even want to mess with 5gr more weight. The 100 gr do everything I have ever asked of them and do it well.
 
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I would also make sure your rifle has enough rifling twist to stabilize those bullets as you're at the extreme long/heavy end for that caliber.
 
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Grady, I think you're right, 100-gr is the max, and I think that was by design, for the reason that Pilot Dane already has noted. The standard factory barrel twist for the 6mm Rem is 1:9, which they only ever intended to support bullets of up to 100-gr.

If you do find something heavier than 100-grains, you might check the bullet manufacturer's recommended minimum twist. And if they don't have a recommendation, check JBM's online stability calculator. Note also that Bryan Litz published some test results last spring showing you don't get the full measure of a bullet's ballistic coefficient if your stability factor (SG) is less than 1.5, so if you're thinking of shooting at longer ranges, and especially if you'll be shooting in a colder climate, "merely" stable might not be stable enough.
 
 

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