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Newly finished 6mm rem project
« on: January 29, 2015, 02:25:49 PM »
It's been over a year to complete this rifle. I started with a bolt and built around that. A Herters Mauser intermediate 98 receiver. Timney trigger, composite  stock, 26" heave 1 in 12 6mm rem barrel weaver windage rings and for now my Bushnell scope, Harris bi-pods.
 it took a LOT of work to get the scope looking the same direction as the mussel but that's a different story
NOW? What to feed it?
Now that I think I have a 6mm Remington , What to feed it.
I Know that in the 243 I use a speer 85 gr. as a deer bullet. I'll stay whit that, if they shoot as well in the 6 . What should I consider for coyote and then Prairie dogs.
 I'm kinda leaning to a 58 gr Grenade for little dogs and a 60 something for big dogs or wolf.
 I like the thought of using Varget as a powder.
 The barrel is a 26" heavy 1 in 12 twist as far as I can tell using a cleaning rod and a tight patch
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First target
100 yards
laying in a muddy field shooting off my back pack in a 20 mph wind.
the two groups are 5 shot groups.

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Re: Newly finished 6mm rem project
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2015, 11:02:03 AM »
  O0  :) Wow! That is an awesome rifle, D! I hope you get some better weather to sight her in properly. I bet it will get good use for many years.

I agree, the grenade bullet would be a tad light for wolves. Is your wolf season open?
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Re: Newly finished 6mm rem project
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2015, 02:20:40 PM »
Wolf starts Sept 15th and  runs to the end of march O0
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Re: Newly finished 6mm rem project
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2015, 08:50:43 AM »
 O0  :twisted: Nice long season, D! I remember when you started your build and I was wondering what the end result and looks would be. I certainly wasn't disappointed!

You are allowed one wolf per year? How much are wolf tags?
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Re: Newly finished 6mm rem project
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2015, 01:02:48 PM »
 ;DWe can get 5wolf tags a year each... All at one time or one after the other.20 bucks each.
 Yes it is kinda a cool looking gun , now a good scope and sling some reloads and I'm ready to kill something with it...
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Re: Newly finished 6mm rem project
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2015, 09:38:14 PM »
 O0  :twisted: Now all ya need is a shot! The last new rifle I aquired was my Savage BMAG .17 WSM, bought it last year. I didn't consider it really broken in until I got to kill a decent varmint. I did just that yesterday, got a big feral tomcat.  :twisted:

I really like your MT deal on wolves. The only good wolf is a dead wolf.  :knuppel2
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Re: Newly finished 6mm rem project
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2015, 02:20:31 PM »
Good looking rifle D.  O0
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