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    Quote Originally Posted by Tentman View Post
    Interesting. The 6mm-204 would seem to be the best bet in a "medium" action with a .378 boltface. I think the key is to get something that will run at 30gns powder or a tiny bit under - with reasonable projectiles this produces enough energy to knock over all NZ game, and suppressors very effectively with contemporary suppressors.
    I agree, if you have the mag length to handle the OAL length required for the 6mm-204 it would be a great middle weight 6mm pushing 87gr over 3000fps. I think the Howa Mini with the Jefferson bottom metal has a mag OAL of over 60mm, this could be a good contender for this cartridge.
    I like my 6x45 for the amount of cheap brass and I don't care if I loose some in the heat of action, the 204 case however, I think I would be on my hands and knees in the long grass
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    Ive been interested in the 6x45 for years now and have been keeping an eye on this thread, you guys have some super neat little rifles chambered for this cartridge and it sure seems great use of the 223 case and is quite efficient. You'd all pretty much convinced me I needed one.......

    .......... but i have a lovely little original Model 7 243 win here that has been re-barreled with a Trueflight barrel, finished at 18 inches. It shoots full power 85gr HPBT Sierras super well, so i'll probably just download that using IMR 4198, 28-32 gr with either a 85gr HPBT or an 87gr Vmax and get around 2800 fps and try the kids on that when they are ready to step up. Transfer the short LOP youth stock on it and away they go, then as they grow and can tolerate a bit more recoil i can just step the loads up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWH View Post
    Oh dear, poor build quality on that particular example? And here was me wanting to get another 527 after i have completely fallen in love with your old 17 Hornet.
    This ones a bit rougher in the bolt ramps, I've polished it up, better now, more a comment, against not seeing any advantage, in the 6.5 Grendel, I've got several 6.5's, plus the sticky down mag, is a pain in the ass, to carry in your hand all day, I tried it and prefer the Sako 6PPC, cooper 6x47 and 6.5x54 mannlicher as carry rifle's,
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    @Dusty Fog hasnt chimed in yet....he has a couple of 6.5-204s and shoots all manner of beasties with them....

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    yes hello,,but ive just up the game with a 300 wsm

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    Well here it is, my new 6x45. Just got back from collecting him last night.

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    BSA Regent Featherweight circa ‘56-‘63. Sako .243 1-10” barrel repurposed, custom mini gunworks can. Bolt stroke lengthened, custom 7 shot titanium magazine 2.435” (61.9mm) long.
    Leupold 3-9x40
    It’s been a long wait to have a 6x45 back in my hands, can’t wait to get out and drop the hammer on something.
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    now THAT is a work rifle if ever Ive seen one...... bet it could tell some tales/tails......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    now THAT is a work rifle if ever Ive seen one...... bet it could tell some tales/tails......
    It sure can. It has been owned by a very good friend and mentor for a number of years, he took a lot of game with it as a .223 before building his 4th 6x45 on it.
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    Finally got to do some load development for the new 6x45. Nothing ground breaking, but happy with the results given most of the components were bits and bobs that I had lying around.

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    85gr Sierra HPBT 25.5gr 2206H

    Couldn’t get any more powder in the case, this charge was heavily compressed. I think the sako brass has a low internal volume compared to other makes of brass.

    What I was most happy with though, was the new fibreglass stock that I have just finished for it. These old BSA stocks all tend to break through the grip, and as I’d wanted to make a stock for some time, now was the time. Many thanks to @takbok for all the advice! The stock ended up 260gm lighter than the original too, so that was a bonus.

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