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briguy
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Posted - 03/07/2018 :  10:02:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is a .244 & a 6mm the same thing?

MIKE WISKEY
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Posted - 03/07/2018 :  10:10:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
YUP
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Horse Plains Drifter
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Posted - 03/07/2018 :  12:30:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What Mike said.


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Ambrose
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Posted - 03/07/2018 :  1:01:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As Mike said, the simple answer is "yes". If it's the .244 Remington and the 6 mm Remington.

This is an old story that's been told many times: When the .244 Remington was introduced in 1955, Remington envisioned it as primarily a varmint cartridge that would be used mostly with 75 & 80 gr. bullets so it was rifled with a 1 in 12" twist. As a result, 100 gr. bullets, intended for deer-sized game, were iffy as to stabilization. The .243 Winchester, which came out in the same year, had a 1-10" twist and would work with most any bullet. After losing out in sales to the .243, Remington changed their rifling to 1-9" twist and changed the name of the cartridge to 6 mm Remington.

If you've read this far!, I have to say that my .244 model 722 shoots 100 gr. flat based bullets just fine, but not the longer boat tails. (I haven't checked the rifling twist but since the date code indicates Nov./1955 as the date of manufacture, I'm guessing it's the original 1-12".)
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Hawk Carse
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Posted - 03/07/2018 :  2:56:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have read that there were some late .244s with 10" twist.
By then Remington was making .243s and probably just used the same barrel blanks for both.
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spirits
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Posted - 03/07/2018 :  9:16:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Remington changed the names of a few cartridges in the 1980s. For example: I remember a salesman at Durys Gun Shop in San Antonio, telling me that the 280 Remington became the 7mm Express for a while until people chambering and firing it in their 7mm magnums - usually to the detriment of their rifle (i.e., unable to open the bolt, magazine floor plate blown out, etc.). The name change was all for an advertisement campaign.
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