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Hi everyone. I am thinking of rebarreling a .222 into either one of these, so I am just looking for some loading data with different weight bullets. I am looking for a rifle that will handle goats and pigs with a little more ease than the .222, but only out to 200 yards or so. This is more just a rifle that I can cart around because its light, with minimal noise, recoil etc, sort of an all rounder for Australia.
I already have a very accurate rem 700 in .222 so I was thinking one of these would be novel, and sort of breach the gap between the .222 and the .270
Any help is much appreciated
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i have a 6x45 and a 6 tcu. pretty much you can get another 100 fps or so from the same weight 6mm bullet as a 224 bullet. You can shoot 80-85 grain hunting bullets @ mag length and load fairly warm to shoot animals up to deer.
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Hi there Chris, thanks for the info. I was thinking of getting Pac-nor to send me a 24" long 3 groove 8" twist barrel do you think that this set up would be able to handle 80-90 grain bullets?
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Check out the 7 TCU. I have used the 7 for several years with 120/130 gr tips.
With 24" barrel it has proven deadly on deer out to 200 yards.
I use it in a TC Contener. Good for about 1" @ 100 yards.
I have found the 7 to be much better than the 6 mm. With the lower vel of these small case capacites the heavier bullet helps.
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Hi Octopus, The reason that I was thinking of the 6mm TCU is that I already own a .222, a .17 rem and a .204 ruger, in addition to my .270 and .338 win mag. I was hoping for a reasonably quiet round with enough energy at 200 meters to take medium sized game with well placed shots. Basicaly I am looking to build a small game rifle that in a pinch can also take on some bigger stuff, with good shot placement.
Thanks for your advice though, it was much appreciated
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I just bought a TC Contender with a Bullberry 6MM TCU 15" 1:14" twist barrel. I started load development this morning, but found a couple of web sites that had some info for this chamber. Email me at kenjlewis AT sbcglobal dot net I'll forward my spreadsheet. I'm starting out with 2230c and 60 grain Sierra HP bullets with BR4 primers and this looks very promising.
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I have never loaded anything heaver than 70 gr bullets, but AA 2015 and 70 gr B-tip will travel close to 3300 fps. The only thing that I had the opportunity to shoot in the way of heavy game was a 14 lb woodchuck . Never even twitched. I like the the TCU but prefer the 6ppc for better accuracy. We have a man in New York State that makes 45 gr 6mm bullets, loaded in the PPC they absolutely screem 4000+ fps using AA1680 powder