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Old 03-26-2011, 07:44 AM
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Re: BRD will get you.

Alright guys, back on the BRD track.

Do you have it bad if you decide a Bushy Carbon15 with NV scope is a great Christmas idea for your darling wife/girlfriend? At the time I thought it was , at least I thought it was til she ran my butt out of the house with it. I think she was muttering something about a new dishwasher in stead? Women, go figure!

Cheers,
SB
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:39 AM
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Re: BRD will get you.

My BRD has progressed into WBRD. Here is my latest build, it is the 6.5mm Patriot Combat Cartridge (6.5 PCC) is basically a 6.5mm TCU, that a buddy, and myself engineered to work in the AR-15 platform.


WBRD is a lot more devastating to the bank account than BRD.

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Old 04-06-2011, 08:18 AM
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Re: BRD will get you.

Wolverine, that's one fine setup ! A little obvious with the blue "muzzle" cover though. LOL. That's something I am seriously considering. My upper builder and I have talked about the 6 TCU as a way to reach out further than my 223 A.I.'s 55 grainers. Now, the 6.5 TCU sounds a bit more like it. What have you done with yours so far in long range shooting/groupings?
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:18 AM
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Re: BRD will get you.

Black Hole Weaponry's Dragon Head muzzle break was backordered, I cut the end off the thread protector that came on the barrel, and left it on to prevent screwing up the threads.

The 6 TCU is a good one, but it is not designed for the AR, the OAL is not setup to fit mag length. You have to seat the bullets so deep, that you could have close to a 1/2'' jump to the lands with a VLD. If you want a 6mm based on a 223 case I would go with the 6x45, I have one, it is very simple to load for, and it is a deer and hog hammer.

My nine year-old daughter has claimed the 6x45, so I decided to build something based on the 223 case that had more punch, and I am huge 6.5 caliber fan. So the 6.5TCU is where I started looking, realized quickly that to make it work in a AR and fit 120gn bullets it had to be tweaked. Neck had to be shortened, throat had to be shortened so it would not have such a jump to the rifling. A buddy and I engineered it, bought the reamer, sent it to BHW.

I got my 18'' about a month ago, and built my buddies 22'' for testing last week. Accuracy has been great, although I am doing load testing, and only shooting two shot groups. Top speeds with a 120gn hot-cor so far have been 2441fps with the 18'', and 2510fps with the 22''.

Here is a 100 yard target from my last session.


The 18'' and the 22''
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:45 AM
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Re: BRD will get you.

Woverine, funny that the 18" one is beating the 22" in the accuracy dept. They both look great and to throttle the 120s to over 2400 is nice ! Yeah, I like the 6.4 also. I have a super accurate DPMS (yeah, stock!) AR10 in 260 REM. that shoots in the 3s all the time; and sometimes will give me 2s and even a 1 at 100 ! I load the 139 to 140s at 2700. Sweet to shoot too. I will talk to my builder to see what he knows about this 6.5 of yours.
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Old 04-06-2011, 11:14 AM
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Re: BRD will get you.

Damn Wolv, those are some fine lookin' irons! I have been trying to stay away from the wildcats as I don't load...yet. But it's coming.

Off the two, in your opinion, would be the better yote/hog whacker; 300 blk or 6x45? is anyone loading 6x45 subsonically?

I just picked up a 243 lightweight AR10 upper and a 204 AR15 upper. So I'm still living with BRD

Woodnut, I take it you like your 260 Rem! I was looking at a 6.5 creedmoor for my DPMS, any real difference between the two?

Cheers,
Southbreeze
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Old 04-06-2011, 11:27 AM
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Re: BRD will get you.

If I jump to the AR10, it would be the 260, or the 6.5 284, both are great rounds. The difference in accuracy is operator error. All of my lowers have RRA 2 stage tweaked down to 3 pounds. The 22'' lower has a Timney 4 pound single stage trigger that I am not used to, and shooting off sand bags instead of bipod.

Your guy may not know much about it, those are the only two that exist so far.
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