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APK
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Hi guys, first post on this board not counting my scopes for sale.

I've been looking over this site for several months and figured it was about time I join up!

I have a new build coming up, and Most of the pieces I already have picked out. My BIG problem, is the cartridge. I have narrowed it down, after a LOT of consideration, down to 260 and 6BR. But now I can't seem to pick the final winner, so I was hoping you guys could help.

I'm looking for a tack driver. I plan to use this project to develop my shooting skills before I take a try at that 100yd stuff. I will be shooting anywhere between 0-600yds, most of it, at least in the begining, will be 300 and under. I was set on 260 but the 6BR appeals to me for a couple reasons:

1. Reduced recoil (not sure how much of a difference, but it seems the 6BR would be significantly less.

2. Cost- seems like I could do a lot more shooting for less money with the 6BR.


Any help from those more experienced is greatly appreciated. Your logic behind your choice is greatly appreciated.
BountyHunter
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You pretty much answered your own question. The 6BR in a .271 or .272 no neck turn chamber would be ideal. Especially if you put it in one of Jerry stillers new Predator actions.

Hard to go wrong with that action and caliber.

BH
APK
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Unfortunately at this time I can't go with a custom action. But thanks for the reply. I guess I kind of did.
APK
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Does the 6BR have a significant barrel life adv. over the 260? And does the Dasher have brass readily available? Also, where can I read more on that Preditor action?

Thanks for your input guys, it's very much appreciated
Wild_Bill
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Quote:
Originally Posted by APK




1)I'm looking for a tack driver.
2) I plan to use this project to develop my shooting skills before I take a try at that 100yd stuff. I will be shooting anywhere between 0-600yds, most of it, at least in the begining, will be 300 and under.

3) Reduced recoil (not sure how much of a difference, but it seems the 6BR would be significantly less.

4) Cost- seems like I could do a lot more shooting for less money with the 6BR.




Hi with the above numbers i re allocated the 6mm BR is the best option
1) they are verry accurate with 8 twist and 105-107gr bullets
2)they are used as a perfect cartrige for 600 yard benchrest
3) they have hardly any recoil and half that of a 260
4) cost of shooting the barrel life is similar with the BR mabe having a slight edge projectiles and primers are verry close in price but you will use less powder in the br so there is a slight advantage there. i would also try the custom 95gr Flat based bullets back to 300 yards they should work well.

I would go with the 6mmBR and you wont look back especialy if you are new to shooting longer ranges. You will learn a lot with a br because they are so accurate as a friend of mine says " you can feed them rice bubbles and they shoot" it is almost true they are a verry accurate cartrige and dont think a 260 can match it back to 600 yards.

Cheers Bill
Australia
Wild_Bill
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I would not reccomend a Dasher to a new shooter you have to fireform the case bu mooving the shoulder 100 thou forward and change the angle to 40 deg from 30. I have one and love it but you are using 10% more powder and your barrel life will be less. I believe if you are learning to shoot longer ranges keep it simple and a 6mmBR is that. as for the case issue of 260's you just neck up Lapua 243 cases just as good as Lapua 6.5-284 cases. I would not do a standard 260 either but i would do a 260AI before eithe a 260 or 6.5-284 they are better ballanced. There is a therad on the new Preditor and if you go to the web advert on the first page there is a ling. I would also look at the Surgin action also advertised on this forum short action with an inbuilt weaver type 20moa base machined as part of the action i believe they are a similar price.

Cheers Bill
Australia
jb1000br
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Quote:
Originally Posted by APK
Does the 6BR have a significant barrel life adv. over the 260? And does the Dasher have brass readily available? Also, where can I read more on that Preditor action?

Thanks for your input guys, it's very much appreciated


Barrel life...yea, near double in some circumstances...expect at least 3000

RE: Predator action -- click the home page linky top left and scroll down

JB
APK
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Predator looks nice, but for my first build into the BR world (kinda BR anyway ) I think I'm going to keep it simple and go with a 700. Hope I don't catch to much flak for that, but right now I'm on a budget, and I think the 700 will do good for my application.

Looks like I just may have to get a 6BR...

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