Originally Posted by me762
Doesn't the 6mm rem have trouble with heavy bullets because of the twist rate of the barrel ?
The original .244 Remington, based on a necked down 7x57 case, was introduced in 1955, I believe, and the barrels were given a slow 1 in 12 inch twist. This was great for stabilizing bullets 90 grains and under. This twist will stabilize the 100 grain round nose, however, but they are no longer made. A few years later, Remington changed the twist to 1 in 9 inches and renamed the cartridge 6mm Remington. Both the .244 and the 6mm are the exact same cartridge and will interchange. Ironically, the 90 grain bullet is now becoming popular as a deer and antelope bullet in the 6mm and the .243 Winchester. It just floors me that a cartridge as good as the .244
(6mm) would die just because of 10 grains of bullet weight. The 90 grain
(even the 87 grain) will kill deer and antelope just as well as the 100 grain. Just ask any .243 or 6mm owner who has hunted with it.