6mm/.244 or .308


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RubenZ
June 27, 2007, 10:35 PM
My dads aunt gave me a Rem 722 in .244rem

I've fired the gun and it shot great etc I then got the idea to put on a .308 20" barrel I had laying around. Now I'm thinking it was a mistake. I have so many calibers that I really don't have a need for either the .308 or the .244 but I'm toying with the idea putting the .244 bbl back on.

Should I do it or not!? i hate decisions. Secondly. Will the barrel that came with the gun just screw back in perfectly? Or will a smith need to do the work?

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dakotasin
June 27, 2007, 11:24 PM
1- yes.
2- no. you will want a 'smith.

rangerruck
June 27, 2007, 11:51 PM
some nice 6mm bullets are funner, zippier, flattershooting, and less recoiling than a 308. Problem is, if that is a true 244 bbl, then the twist is proly a 1/12 twist, which limits the grainweight of you bullets up to about 85 grains. No one makes that load commercially , except for PMC , I believe. Remmmington makes a fine round, but it is a 100 grain soft point. you will need to handload for it, to get some decent accuracy. But again I am biased , I like everything better about the 6mm, than the 308.

rangerruck
June 27, 2007, 11:52 PM
go here and ask around.
http://www.6mmbr.com/index.html

RubenZ
June 28, 2007, 12:01 AM
Actually I've had great luck getting reloads from the gun shows so ammo is not a problem. And I wouldn't mind learning to reload on this caliber. Lots of great bullet choices out there.

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