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Default 6mm Remington Caliber in a TC Contender

Does any know if TC ever made a barrel in 6mm Remington for the G1 Contender?
What are the pressure limits on the TC Contender Frame?
I'm asking because a local guy is selling one in 6mm Remington.
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MGM lists 6mm Rem as Encore only, so I'd say TC never chambered a barrel in it and it's not a chambering that is suitable for the Contender platform, it's comparable to the 243 Win.

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I'm sure the pressures are too high even for the G2 frame. As quickdloo said its it around the 243 win pressures so Encore only chambering for this round.
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MGM lists 6mm Rem as Encore only, so I'd say TC never chambered a barrel in it and it's not a chambering that is suitable for the Contender platform, it's comparable to the 243 Win.

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I suspected that. A local guy claims he has one. Perhaps he's confused with the 6TCU.
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I'm sure the pressures are too high even for the G2 frame. As quickdloo said its it around the 243 win pressures so Encore only chambering for this round.
I suspected that would be the case.
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The 6mm TCU is a fine round in a 14" barrel. Not sure about the twist rate in a T/C barrel but I have a 1-12 twist MGM barrel that is my best shooter of a the barrels I have. It shoots the 65 grain V-maxs at 1/2" 100yards all day long. With dies available and brass that's cheap it would be a nice barrel to add to a collection if you reload.
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6 mm Rem = MAP: 52,000 cup
6 TCU much more tolerated due to small case head

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6 mm Rem = MAP: 52,000 cup
6 TCU much more tolerated due to small case head
very good, Thank you

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The 6mm TCU is a fine round in a 14" barrel. Not sure about the twist rate in a T/C barrel but I have a 1-12 twist MGM barrel that is my best shooter of a the barrels I have. It shoots the 65 grain V-maxs at 1/2" 100yards all day long. With dies available and brass that's cheap it would be a nice barrel to add to a collection if you reload.
Excellent. I'll do some looking. Thank you

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6MM TCU rifle or pistol factory barrels are 1:10. I tried 100 grn. Hornady bullets (not sure which ones) and they key holed @ 25 yards. 65 grn vmax shot lights out of a super 14" bbl.
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