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Thread: Anyone use the 6XC for stalking?

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    Anyone use the 6XC for stalking?

    I'm thinking of having my .22-250 rebarrelled to 6XC to be used on fox and Roe Deer. Anyone any practical experience of this cartridge, if so what are your thoughts?

    Many Thanks

    BK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzking View Post
    I'm thinking of having my .22-250 rebarrelled to 6XC to be used on fox and Roe Deer. Anyone any practical experience of this cartridge, if so what are your thoughts?

    Many Thanks

    BK
    Sorry but until I read this post I had never heard of such a thing. I assume it's some short whizz bang cartridge aimed at the BR crowd .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brithunter View Post
    Sorry but until I read this post I had never heard of such a thing. I assume it's some short whizz bang cartridge aimed at the BR crowd .
    David Tubb?

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    just use a well built .243 , you can then get factory pretty much anywhere if you run out of handloads ?
    Right where's those stones , I'll start !

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    Quote Originally Posted by tackb View Post
    just use a well built .243 , you can then get factory pretty much anywhere if you run out of handloads ?
    I would have to agree. There is a limit to where you can push the smaller bore chamberings to (pressure caused by an over bore chambering) and would have thought that 243 from some of the reading I have done is not far behind 6mm wildcats in general.

    If you read some of the posts on here from Muir regarding the AI chamberings you will see there is often very little to be gained yet you end up with a rifle that must be home loaded for and probably very difficult to sell on if you wanted to...

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    A friend has one of these chambered in it and is used to knock over fallow at 600 yards:




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    Quote Originally Posted by Klenchblaize View Post
    A friend has one of these chambered in it and is used to knock over fallow at 600 yards:



    if it wasn't so garish then maybe he could sneak closer?
    Right where's those stones , I'll start !

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    Unless you like the idea of fire forming and feed problems,
    I would opt for the 6x47 Lap or a 243.

    Better still a 6.5 x 47

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    Or even a .25X47ASM

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