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Old 04-05-2012, 19:10   #1
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Im looking for a 6mm Remington recipe

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HI Steel,

Google for Hodgdon powder. They have a variety of loads for the 6mm Remington.
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Hi Peacore, Yes thank you.

I have plenty of Data I freshen my manuals every 4 years or so. I'm looking primarily for field performance, and discussion.
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Don't have my 6mm anymore, but I did have a Remmy 788 years ago and the pet load was an 85 grain Sierra GK with 47. grains of IMR 4831. This load shot under 1/2 inch at 100 yards. Lost the gun in a divorce, sure wish I had it back. With all the new components out there, you should have no trouble gettng the 6mm to shoot well. good luck!
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Same exact model here 788 /6mm.. How did that 85grainer handle deer size or hog size game?
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Originally Posted by Steel_Talon View Post
Same exact model here 788 /6mm.. How did that 85grainer handle deer size or hog size game?
I used that rifle mostly for hunting groundhogs prairie dogs, but I did have a buddy who took several antelopes and mulies with his 6mm. I can't say for sure, but I think he used an 85 grn Nosler partition back then. That was back in the early 80's and bullet choices were limited.
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Steel_Talons ................ now that I can relate to !! Just so long as you've chosen the right steel and nailed your heat treat

In regards to your 6mm reload data question. I've had a M77 in 6mm for years. Without a doubt, it's one of my favorites, and a tack driver to say the least.
IMHO, the 6mm is an excellent multi-task caliber. My primary use has been a lightweight, low recoil, flat shooting rifle for still hunting Whitetails.
And I've taken many a Whitetail Buck using her

The below reload data reflects a heavier projectile than has previously been mentioned in this thread. It's worked really well for me over the years.
However, as the saying goes................. YMMV


The reload data :

- 100 grain Speer Grand Slams, a jacketed soft point projectile

- CCI #200 Lg. Rifle Primers

- 36-1/2 grains of IMR 4895

One thing that has been consistent with this load is the fact that on Whitetails, I've never, not once, had an exit wound. I've slipped the 100 grain projectile both between ribs and through them. Either way, there's no exit wound and the Buck never moves more than 30-40 yards from the shot position.
More than once I've witnessed them do nothing more than twitch, not even realizing they've been hit, only to take a few steps and fall over dead.
Being a still hunter my shots can be anywhere from 30 yards to 200+.
That twitch I've witnessed has usually been on the longer shots.
I'm assuming because the report, being far enough away, is not scaring the living daylights out of them where they might run ??? Just a hypothesis.

Upon field dressing, any vital organ behind the diaphragm is, for the most part, mush. The results of the expansion is a scary thing to witness.

That's all I've got for ya Steel_Talon. Since you didn't mention what your intended target is, I can only give you what my experience has been.
FWIW, I love my 6mm M77 !!


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Steel_Talon, did you ever give the above mentioned 100 grain projectile load a try ? ?


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Originally Posted by ABSKnifeMaker View Post
Steel_Talons ................ now that I can relate to !! Just so long as you've chosen the right steel and nailed your heat treat

In regards to your 6mm reload data question. I've had a M77 in 6mm for years. Without a doubt, it's one of my favorites, and a tack driver to say the least.
IMHO, the 6mm is an excellent multi-task caliber. My primary use has been a lightweight, low recoil, flat shooting rifle for still hunting Whitetails.
And I've taken many a Whitetail Buck using her

The below reload data reflects a heavier projectile than has previously been mentioned in this thread. It's worked really well for me over the years.
However, as the saying goes................. YMMV


The reload data :

- 100 grain Speer Grand Slams, a jacketed soft point projectile

- CCI #200 Lg. Rifle Primers

- 36-1/2 grains of IMR 4895

One thing that has been consistent with this load is the fact that on Whitetails, I've never, not once, had an exit wound. I've slipped the 100 grain projectile both between ribs and through them. Either way, there's no exit wound and the Buck never moves more than 30-40 yards from the shot position.
More than once I've witnessed them do nothing more than twitch, not even realizing they've been hit, only to take a few steps and fall over dead.
Being a still hunter my shots can be anywhere from 30 yards to 200+.
That twitch I've witnessed has usually been on the longer shots.
I'm assuming because the report, being far enough away, is not scaring the living daylights out of them where they might run ??? Just a hypothesis.

Upon field dressing, any vital organ behind the diaphragm is, for the most part, mush. The results of the expansion is a scary thing to witness.

That's all I've got for ya Steel_Talon. Since you didn't mention what your intended target is, I can only give you what my experience has been.
FWIW, I love my 6mm M77 !!


Hey AbsKM,

I'm waiting on the Grand Slams to arrive.. Hopefully this week end I'll be working up that load.

Last weekend I completed a 85 gr Nosler Partion on top of IMR 4895. Very satisfied with it I'm going to start tweeking OAL etc.

Ordered a camera so I can post some pics when it gets here.
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Originally Posted by Steel_Talon View Post
Hey AbsKM,
I'm waiting on the Grand Slams to arrive.. Hopefully this week end I'll be working up that load.

Last weekend I completed a 85 gr Nosler Partion on top of IMR 4895. Very satisfied with it I'm going to start tweeking OAL etc.
I'm happy to hear you found a combo that's working out for ya

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Ordered a camera so I can post some pics when it gets here.
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