22-6mm information/help

outlaws51

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I am thinking of building a 22-6mm and would like to shoot the 80-90gr amax or smk's. I plan on using this rifle for ringing steel and maybe shooting a few coyotes. I would also like to put my Gemtech G5 suppressor to use with this rifle if possible. I planned on a 26" 1-6.5 MTU or heavy varmit contour fluted and threaded barrel,rem 700 action,T2a or A3 stock,badger bottom metal. Anyone with any recommendations or ideas to better my build would be greatly appreciated. I shot with a guy last weekend that had a 22-6mm and at 1100 yds was only at 22.5 moa.I thought it was pretty impresive for a 22 cal.
 

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Re: 22-6mm information/help

I had one with a 1-12" set up for lighter bullets. It never shot all that well. Just too much case for a 22. I don't think 22.5 moa at 1100 yards is reasonable to expect. And when you compare barrel life and wind drift there's just too many far better cartridges. But if you want one just for a toy, well that's another story...
 

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Re: 22-6mm information/help

Get a 22-250 AI with a fast twist 28" BBL and burn Re#22 in it.I had one with a 26" bbl and I could push 80gr VLDs to almost 3,400.
 

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Re: 22-6mm information/help

22-6mm is a great round with the 80 grainers... 6.5 twist is too fast go with the 8.5 to 9 twist for the 80's and 7.5 to 8 for the 90's. i prefer the 80's. They seem to like the 80's at 3500 and RL22 seems to be the most used powder. Again the 22-6 seems to be more accurate than the 22-250AI and the 22-243. Been around all of them but still my 2 cents.

Barrel life is a little short but thats what you get when you wan to push them fast. You might want to consider melonyte teating your barrel for some more barrel life.

good luck