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#1 Dan

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 08:28 AM

I've used my 6 WOA for the last three years for predator hunting. It has harvested about 50 coyotes in that time and I had to shoot one twice, and that one was an accident on my part. The 6 WOA case is made from the 6.8 Remington case, which is currently available from Remington and Silver State Arms. I use the SSA brass with the small primer pockets as I think the powder capacity is not enough to warrant a large rifle primer, both SSA and Remington offer large pockets if that is what you want to use. The 6 WOA lends itself well to the AR 15 platform, most AR manufacturers are making all the parts for the 6.8, like bolts and the proper magazines which work perfect with the necked down 6.8 brass. The 6 WOA has a 300 FPS advantage over the 6X45, which is substantial if you take 2 factors into consideration. One is the fact that all commercial bullets are made to work within the velocity range of the 243 Winchester. The 6 WOA is around 250 FPS slower than the 243 with a 70 grain bullet, well within the working range of the bullet. The 6 WOA's case capacity is in between the 6 PPC and the 6 BR, the two most accurate short range rifle cartridges in the world. As one would expect the 6 WOA is unbelievably accurate. The cartridge has had some success in competition also.

I wouldn't hesitate to use it with a 100 grain bullet on the big western mule deer. As a matter of fact mine will shoot the cheap Remington core-lokt 100 grain bulk bullets into one hole. What more could a guy want

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 08:38 AM

Dan, which caliber did you use to win the APC shootout this last Saturday?

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 08:43 AM

Dan, which caliber did you use to win the APC shootout this last Saturday?


That was a 243 Ackley bolt action rifle.

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 11:28 AM

I like mine.
thx Dan.

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 10:23 PM

My partner uses one that Dan built and I will add my thumbs up. I haven't had to finish off a coyote for him since he started using it. I've really been saving some ammo.

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 06:00 PM

You know, I build a lot of them and have never heard one complaint about them. I have to believe it truly is a great cartridge.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 01:39 PM

So what would a upper with a few mags run? What brl length would you recomend?

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 09:59 PM

Standard upper $695.00 fluting $100.00 extra for 6.8 bolt group $40.00, mags are 12-15 dollars each.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 02:20 PM

Any chance of a big manufacturer building uppers chambered in this?

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 04:21 PM

Heath - I am going to say no majors will produce it. 6WOA is still a wildcat.
The 6.8 SPC and 6.5 Grendal are mainstream now.

Still like the 6WOA. Recoil like a 223 and kills like a 243.
Way too much cartrige for cats.
Kelly




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