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6mm Rem. ???

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Steve H, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Steve H

    Steve H Well-Known Member

    About three years ago a neighbor brought me some guns asking me to sell them for him. Almost everything sold but I still have one rifle still here and I don't know very much about it. It is a Parker-Hale, I believe a Model 1200, chambered in 6mm Remington. Open sights, drilled and tapped, appears that it never has had a scope mounted. The gun itself is pretty straight forward, nothing too hard to understand about it. The void in my knowledge on this one is the caliber. I have read a VERY little about the 6mm in the Speer #11. It seems as it is almost duplicating the 243. Anyone have any thoughts or insight on this gun or the 6mm Rem. The guy that left it here has pretty gone off the deep end mentally so I think I can get ownership from him without any problems. If I do get ownership I'm thinking this might make a good starter gun for the grand kids to go into center fire. I don't think ammo will be an easy find so I would have to buy dies, brass & bullets for it.

  2. Jason_G

    Jason_G Well-Known Member

    6mm Rem is really superior to the more popular .243Win if you hand load. It's a great whitetail cartridge. Flat trajectory, low recoil, and uses the same bullet as the .243. I say it's better because there's a little more case capacity than the .243 has. You can crank it up a little hotter. I like the cartridge.

    ETA: most sporting goods stores will have at least some Remington CoreLokt ammo for it.

  3. flhtcuibyhd

    flhtcuibyhd Well-Known Member

    I have a Remingon 788 in 6mm Rem and enjoy shooting it. Very easy to reload for with plenty of available components. Factory rounds are not always availble at local places but easily attainable online.
  4. matrem

    matrem Well-Known Member

    I'll go so far as to say, had Remington not originally put too slow of a twist in their.244 (back when .24s were considered varmint only), the .243 wouldn't be nearly as popular as the 6mm Rem today.

    The 6mm offers about 100 fps advantage over .243 with every bullet weight, but to sell a 6mm today, you're likely to need to find a handloader who knows the difference.
  5. LAK

    LAK Well-Known Member

    6mm Rem is basically a necked down 7x57mm. Although overshadowed by the .243 I think it is still under appreciated and somewhat a sleeper.
  6. beefyz

    beefyz Well-Known Member

    Agree with everything above. In fact, i went out of my way to get a NEW 6mm. Remington made a limited run of them 2 yrs ago and i picked one up. Unfortunately, defective bolt right out of the box; had to be returned for replacement and headspacing.
    The 6mm is definately a reloaders cartridge. Others will tell you that you can reach its true potential by reloading for it. Some of the "chains" will not carry 6mm anymore on a regular basis. But they might get some in seasonally, just before oct/nov. When they do carry it its often overpriced; $25/box or so. Also unfortunately for me, I have not given my 6mm the time it deserves on the reloading bench. It is a very easy cartridge to relaod for. Just have to many projects running at this time. But eventually i will have the time and i expect mine to perform as well as others i have read about in the past. Don't worry about reloading info; theres plenty to be found on it. I don't know anything about your model 1200, but don't let the fact that its a 6mm deter you from trying it out.

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