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Two Bolt Action 6×45mm Rifles
(aka the 6mm/223)

A Wildcat Based on the 223 Remington

Tests with a reworked Savage Model 10 and a Savage Axis

The first five shots from my newly rebarreled rifle

Once upon a time, I bought a 223 Remington rifle. It was a Remington 700 SPS Tactical with a 20 inch barrel, Hogue stock and an X Mark Pro trigger. It went down the road because it wouldn’t shoot. To be fair, I probably got a bad one, but still, no one likes an inaccurate gun!

So I bought another 223. This time, it was a Stevens 200 by Savage – a bare bones, Model 10 with no adjustable trigger. But you know what? It could shoot! On top of that, the price tag was less than half of the Remington!

The Stevens 200 grouped from half an inch to no worse than one inch at 100 yards with almost every load I tried – even with a heavy factory trigger and cheap plastic stock. Despite the improved performance, the Stevens didn’t spend much time as a 223. About a year later, it became a 6×45mm. I made the decision to rebarrel, replace the cheesy plastic stock, change the bolt handle, add a bi-pod and swap out the trigger. My utility rifle would become a hot rod.

My rebarreled Savage Axis with a Boyd AT One Applewood stock

But one wasn’t enough, so I bought a Savage Axis, swapped out the barrel, replaced the trigger, stock and some other stuff and had a ball!

The 6x45mm (6mm/223) is simply a 223 Remington necked up to 6mm – and it’s not just for AR rifles!

Newly formed 6x45mm cases

A 21st Century Update: The 30-303

Click on the title

Now with 30-303 Thompson Center target pictures!

Thompson Center Pro Hunter and a No 4


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For Canadians visiting, please check out the CSSA and CCFR below.

Canadian Shooting Sports

Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights

The Savage 99 Pocket Reference

All significant models and variations of 1895’s, 1899’s and 99’s covered.
Also dates, checkering, engraving. Useful desk or gun show carry book.

303 Stuff

The Indestructible Scope Mount for Lee Enfield Rifles
Reloading the 303 British – Chambers & Headspace
Full Length, Partial & Neck Resizing the 303 British
Lithgow Wood
The Dirt on MilSurp Ammunition
How To Fashion Your Own Flush Fitting LE Magazine
303s on the Net: The Last 24 Years
More on Case Resizing the 303: Testing Brass by Bill Lose
Cast Bullets in the Lee Enfield Rifle
303 Epps – Notes on Improved Cases
303 British & 7.62/308 Winchester Cases
Buying Milsurp Rifles
Saving a Burnt Out Jungle Carbine
Lee Enfield Barrels

Other Gun Type Stuff

How are Rimfire Jacketed Bullets Made?
The State of Winchester Brass in 2021
The Lee Loader: Thinking Out of the Box
The Lee Universal Expanding Die
7.62 NATO or 308 Winchester – What’s the Difference?
The Stevens 200 – A Non AccuTrigger Model 10
Stevens 200 (Savage Model 10) Aftermarket Triggers
Why a 225 Winchester? (Part One)
Why a 225 Winchester? (Part Two – I Did It My Way)

Odd Stuff – Stories Mostly

I Had to Pee
Wrappin’ (Mama is wrappin’ again!)
Bobby and the Martians
A Generational Tale
A Christmas Story: Grampa’s Old Gun Rack
A Medieval Hunting Tale
Jared the Strong
The Minister of Finance Speaks!
Flyin’ Fish
Three Older Men at the Range
Crocodiles and the 303 – Zambezi Fiction
You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Until It’s Gone
Artemus the Brave
Bore Cleaners
Earth Hour
Ed and Eloria Hugis: Canadian Spies
Steve and John Go Fishin’!
The Techno-Christ
One Scope! Two Scopes! Red Scope! Blue Scope!
Three Older Men Discuss the COVID Vaccine and Aliens

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