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Just came from the gun club playing with my new 6mmBR. A friend just let the wind out of my sails by telling me at long range(600 yards out to 800 yards) a 22-250 is more accurate than the 6mmBR, including calm and windy days. I'm shooting a 105 gr. bullet(Hornady A-max) with good results. In my 22-250 I use a 52 gr. Sierra Match King. I alway thought a heavier bullet would be better in the wind even though it's going slower. Could some one shed some light on this subject, please. Thanks.
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I have both and fired both at 550 yards, the 6mmBR shooting an 80gr bullet crushed my 22-250 shooting a 55gr bullet. I can only imagine a 107gr bullet would do even better in the wind. JMHO
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That's what I thought but I'm new to the game. Thanks for the reply. Sure makes me feel better. Dick
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I would have to say it depends on the gun too. If both guns were Identical Id say the 6mmBR would win.
Now a 6mm-250 might be a tighter race.
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Tell your friend to bring a 22-250 out and have a shoot off and see which is more accurate at 600-800 yds. My money would be on the 6BR unless the 250 was using a fast twist barrel with the 90grain Bergers.
My 6BR with 105 Berger VLD's shot 3 - 5 shot groups well under 3" at 600yds in competition.
Group 1. 2.23"
Group 2. 2.5"
Group 3. 2.9"
All were shot in 5-10mph wind conditions.
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Take a look at
this post at 6mmbr.com. How many benchrest and F-class records were set with 22-250 rifles in the last twenty years. None.
The 6mm BR is a superior 600 yard cartridge. You can argue that the 6 PPC is better at short range and some larger cartridges are better at 1000, but at 600, the 6BR excels.
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Here is the light gun equipment list at the recent NBRSA 600-yard Nationals. The whole shebang was won by Sam Hall shooting a 6BR, and most of the balance of top 10 were 6BR or 6BR improved.
The 22-250 is a good cartridge, and it has spawned the 6XC which is a great target cartridge. But in the benchrest game you don't see many 22-250s on the podium. A friend of mine just today shot a .7" 3-shot group at 600 yards with his Savage 6BR. Factory barrel and all. 30.5 Varget, Berger 108s, .020" jump.
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Thank you all for your responses, it sure is nice having all this knowledge around.