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Old 02-13-2011, 06:08 PM
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Default 6mm br what u think about it?

Just got my new gun a 6mm br shoots .250 groups at 100 yards i cant wait to bust some coyotes with it was wondering what yall thought about this cartridge my buddy talked me out of a 22-250 and built this one for me.
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:19 PM
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Better barrel life then a 22-250 and one of the most accurate cartridges ever made!

Oh, and post some pics!!!
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:31 PM
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I am tore between that and 6.5-284. I can get better BC's out of the 6.5. I like this cartridge myself.
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:52 PM
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what kind of velocity does the 6mm BR get?
and/or what's the parent case of this cartridge?

I kinda like the 6mm-284, but don't have one, just the lonely .243win. for me right now...
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted by bigcountryextreme
I am tore between that and 6.5-284. I can get better BC's out of the 6.5. I like this cartridge myself.
The 6BR and the 6.5x.284 are designed for different tasks, and perform their best in different walks. The 6br is a SWEET recoiling 0-600yrd rifle, and affirming itself as one of the top choices for 300yrd competitors (free-recoil). The heavier 6.5-.284, on the other hand, is carving out it's niche in 600-1,000yrd matches. A lot of guys DO use a 6br for long range matches, but it's hard to argue that the heavier bullets of the 6.5mm with such high BC's have their advantages in the wind. Especially for F-class shooting where the marking/scoring of targets after each match complicates the wind contributions.

I have a savage custom action switch barrel rig in 6.5-.284 that performs incredibly well. I've only fired a 6br a few times, and definitely appreciated being able to shoot free-recoil.

I think it'd be hard to go wrong with either, but the 6BR definitely has it's advantages for the shooter, the 6.5 for the wind...
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:40 AM
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Umm, okie dokey.

Originally Posted by Nomercy448
The 6BR and the 6.5x.284 are designed for different tasks, and perform their best in different walks. The 6br is a SWEET recoiling 0-600yrd rifle, and affirming itself as one of the top choices for 300yrd competitors (free-recoil). The heavier 6.5-.284, on the other hand, is carving out it's niche in 600-1,000yrd matches. A lot of guys DO use a 6br for long range matches, but it's hard to argue that the heavier bullets of the 6.5mm with such high BC's have their advantages in the wind. Especially for F-class shooting where the marking/scoring of targets after each match complicates the wind contributions.

I have a savage custom action switch barrel rig in 6.5-.284 that performs incredibly well. I've only fired a 6br a few times, and definitely appreciated being able to shoot free-recoil.

I think it'd be hard to go wrong with either, but the 6BR definitely has it's advantages for the shooter, the 6.5 for the wind...
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:42 AM
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6BR has better than twice the barrel life of a 6.5-284. It has no parent cartridge and it will shoot a 108 Berger at 2780fps with 30 grains of Varget. Sweet shooting rifles.

Joemontana, is your gun building buddy named Will and live in PA?

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Old 02-15-2011, 03:58 PM
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yes he is my go to guy for anything gun known eachother for a while now
Originally Posted by gunnermhr
6BR has better than twice the barrel life of a 6.5-284. It has no parent cartridge and it will shoot a 108 Berger at 2780fps with 30 grains of Varget. Sweet shooting rifles.

Joemontana, is your gun building buddy named Will and live in PA?
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:28 PM
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What 6br chamber did you go with? Did you go with no turn neck?
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Old 02-15-2011, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by joemontana
yes he is my go to guy for anything gun known eachother for a while now

Will and I are pretty good friends and shoot together, He has made mention about his friend in Montana. Hearing the calibers you spoke of I figured it might be you. Small world

One other guy ask about posting a picture of your gun, I think you should, it is a beauty.
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