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    Nothing wrong with a 6mm if you can get ammo. If you buy factory stuff plan on spending a few bucks for an afternoon of shooting. If you reload then it's no worse than anything else. You say you inherited the rifles? Then I'm going to presume that they hold some sentimental value. Get some ammunition for the 6mm, sight it in, and put it away for hunting only. It's a near perfect pill for smallish whitetails and will serve you well if you decide to hunt.

    The 700 in .223, as was pointed out, has a wide variety of ammo available under normal conditions. As soon as all this hubbub dies down you'll be able to get in all the shooting you want in an afternoon for $30-$40 depending on what brand you buy.

    I don't mean for this to sound condescending, but you don't appear to know too much about firearms. Coming here is a good start and we'll try to help you in any way we can to safely gain knowledge and experience. If you just follow rule #1 then the rest will fall into place fairly easy.

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    Isn`t a .243 a 6mm round? Or am I nuts as usual?
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    6mm is a.244 after the .244 flopped coming out at the same time as the .243. Remington brought the .244 back as the 6mm with a tighter twist to stabilize heavier bullets with limited success. The .243 still won.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan R McDaniel Jr View Post
    6mm is a.244 after the .244 flopped coming out at the same time as the .243. Remington brought the .244 back as the 6mm with a tighter twist to stabilize heavier bullets with limited success. The .243 still won.

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    Thanks Alan--- I thought there was a connection or similarity.
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    The 6mm was a popular caliber for a deer rifle in N.C. in the early 70s.
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