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Old 05-18-2017, 09:59 AM
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I have an opportunity to shoot one in the next few weeks. A friend recently bought one. Beautiful rifle in a very interesting caliber.

Any experience with the gun or the caliber?
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:21 AM
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I had a Sako single shot, heavy barrel, bolt rifle in 6 PPC that was extremely accurate. Don't know if it was the gun or caliber but it shot 3/8" to 1/2" groups at 100 yards with any handload I loaded up for it. From the first group it was a tack driver. Like an idiot, I sold it when somebody offered me twice what I paid for it. Of course I regret that now, it should have been a keeper. Anyways, the caliber is really easy to load for and it's low recoil and exceptional accuracy make it a lot of fun to shoot.
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I have a Dakota .22 Sporter and it is a very beautiful and well crafted piece. I can't attest to to its accuracy as I haven't shot it yet.
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I have Rugers in 6mm PPC. One is a No.1 the other a M77VT
the single shot is a fun woodchuck rifle
The bolt action is seriously accurate

If you have a chance to buy a gun in 6mm PPC. Buy it!!
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I have a Sako heavy Varminter in 6 PPC. It is the last one they made, a friend's wife special ordered it for his birthday. After his deployment in 2005, the both decided to let me have it (and the Redding Competition dies, and the 200 rounds of Lapua brass, and the scope base adapters!)

It shoots 1/4" groups at 200 meters with 55 grain Nosler BT and 29.2 of H-322 and Rem 7 1/2 primers. It is devastating on ground hogs to around 600 yards, with very humane kills even at that distance!

If you are loading real PPC brass (from Sako, Norma, or Lapua), it uses a small rifle primer and a special extra small decapping pin! I used a universal decapping die with a regular size small pin and enlarged the flash hole, on 50 pieces of brass! This brass produces 200 meter groups over 1/2" (which ain't bad!), with the same load. Pay close attention to how much lead you use. My rifle used about .005"; a friends custom 40X like .025"; another likes .000" (called on the jam!)

I have one box of Sako factory ammo left (kind of orangish/pink color) this is the best factory ammo ever made, if you find come, treasurer it!

Let us know how you session goes.

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