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    Fat 6mm bullets

    Does anyone make bullets for a 6MM (.243) that are .2433 Diam shank ?

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    On a barrel that I shoot in local gun club matches . When I clean the barrel the patch is really tight and on another gun I have that don't shoot quite as good the patch is really louse in it thought that if I had a bullet that was .0002 or .0003 bigger it may shoot better both Barrels have around 500 rounds through them .

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    Have you tried the big barrel with loads up around 30 to 30.3 of 133. That oftentimes really wakes them up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    Have you tried the big barrel with loads up around 30 to 30.3 of 133. That oftentimes really wakes them up.
    Not with 133 I haven't . looks like that wound pretty hot load , Looking at VihtaVuori reloading Guide .

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    What brand of barrels? Is this a 6PPC or BR?

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    It is a 6BR with a Broughton Barrel 1:8 twist 28" long .
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtinNC View Post
    It is a 6BR with a Broughton Barrel 1:8 twist 28" long .
    would not be a powder of choice for a 6BR imo. What are you shooting for powder and how much? N135, 8208, Norma 201 would be some to try, assuming you are shooting 65 to 68 grain bullets. With the fast twist are you shooting 90-105 gr bullets? If so Varget and other in that slower burning range would be good ones to try. Check bullet makers web sites for diameters. If not shown call or email them.

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    So the bullets you are shooting are 103-5 class ? next what is your free bore? and what is the free bore diameter? those are needed to know for a proper recommendation. Barts are right there on the shank but vary on the pressure ring on different bullets, but I have a .2438 free bore diameter and they all shoot out of it...... jim
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    Quote Originally Posted by glp View Post
    would not be a powder of choice for a 6BR imo. What are you shooting for powder and how much? N135, 8208, Norma 201 would be some to try, assuming you are shooting 65 to 68 grain bullets. With the fast twist are you shooting 90-105 gr bullets? If so Varget and other in that slower burning range would be good ones to try. Check bullet makers web sites for diameters. If not shown call or email them.
    I* have shot 90 , 95 , and 105, they all shoot about the same , with Varget seems to be the best .. ( 90's Bergers with 31.5 vv540 - RL15 31 gr -30.0 gr Varget ) ( 95 Berger with about the same loads ) (105 Bergers 30.1 RL15 , 30.0vv540 , 31.0 Varget )

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim1K View Post
    So the bullets you are shooting are 103-5 class ? next what is your free bore? and what is the free bore diameter? those are needed to know for a proper recommendation. Barts are right there on the shank but vary on the pressure ring on different bullets, but I have a .2438 free bore diameter and they all shoot out of it...... jim
    lead is .088 , throat .075 , free bore dia is .2434 and a 1deg30. throat tapper is 0.174 long . This is off my drawing from Dave Kiff

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtinNC View Post
    lead is .088 , throat .075 , free bore dia is .2434 and a 1deg30. throat tapper is 0.174 long . This is off my drawing from Dave Kiff



    I use a .115 to .120 throat and a free bore diameter of .2438, that is way too small what you have. 1.5 degree is normal I have no idea throat taper is, and I never saw that on any of my prints. I would suggest you get a .2438 uni throater fromPTG. and open it up and lengthen the free bore..... jim
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    Ok here is my reamer dwg , guess I need a throat reamer for the heaver bullets , right .Click image for larger version. 

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    Ok here is my reamer dwg , guess I need a throat reamer for the heaver bullets 95 and 105 gr bullets, right If I add the lead.088 and throat .075 together I have .163 .. Click image for larger version. 

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    No it is .075 and a total .088.... you are more suited for 80 gr. bullets except your free bore diameter is too tight...... jim

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    That reamer even says made for light bullets but the .200 line measurement is very tight also ...... I think you need a reamer ..... jim

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