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    6X45

    Anyone using one these? Performance on deer?
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    6.5x45 and it works

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    muzza on has one he have some info on preformance 😎

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    Yep, I've had one for a few years now. Effective on smaller sized deer at sensible ranges, up to about 200m for me personally. I run 75gr HP Sierra with H335 for 3050fps for goats mainly, though I have taken reds for meat with it. Very accurate and easy to shoot. Mine will stabilize up to 95gr with the 1:10 twist, would suggest 1:8 for heavier.

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    Great little calibre. You'll love shooting it - accurate and soft on the shoulder.

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    Mine is built on a mini maser action with a Kimber of Oregon stainless barrel. I use pretty much the same load as Mathias for goats and fallow
    Cats have nine lives-which makes them ideal for experimentation...

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    There is a massive free file available from somewhere on the interwebs that has collated a loooong list of loads for 6x45. I have a copy of it at home I can send you if you like.

    There is also a very long thread on another NZ based forum that has useful info as well.

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    Thanks for the replies team. I've always been curious about this wee guy, plus I really like 6mm's in general. There is a custom rifle built on a Ruger American sitting at H&S Dunedin with dies too. But looks like I just spent my spare funds on a classic .222 instead...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dama dama View Post
    Thanks for the replies team. I've always been curious about this wee guy, plus I really like 6mm's in general. There is a custom rifle built on a Ruger American sitting at H&S Dunedin with dies too. But looks like I just spent my spare funds on a classic .222 instead...
    If its the one I'm thinking of, it was on TM last year and sold cheap. If its the one, it was built by Robbie Tiffen, who also did mine on a Sako L461.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dama dama View Post
    Thanks for the replies team. I've always been curious about this wee guy, plus I really like 6mm's in general. There is a custom rifle built on a Ruger American sitting at H&S Dunedin with dies too. But looks like I just spent my spare funds on a classic .222 instead...
    @Dama dama you score Ryan's wee beauty?

    Let me now if you want some H335 to run through it. Have a bit to move on.

    You should know by now that perusing the second hand racks just gets you into trouble!

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    Sure did! Will have to do some research on 222 powders.

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    Looks a very nice bit of kit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dama dama View Post
    Sure did! Will have to do some research on 222 powders.
    Drop me an email foster @ pricefencing.co.nz and I'll send you a scan of Ken Waters "Pet Loads" for 222 - he was the doyen of 222 reloading as I recall - I have @Kiwi-Hunter (s) copy on loan just now!
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    Hey thanks @Tentman

    I have sent you an email. Cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunty1 View Post
    Looks a very nice bit of kit!
    Sure does. Will be a few weeks before I can get over Ryans way to pick it up unfortunately, but looking forward to it.
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