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Old 04-26-2010, 08:59 AM
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Re: Long range hunting and target rifle!

So now that I have talked your ear off and really well over explained my way of thinking, I would choose the 6XC, 6Dasher, or 6mmBR due to their inherent accuracy especially at said ranges and will be able to push a heavy enough bullet to knock down coyote size game or less down at your presribed range with half the powder usage of the .243 and like cartridges. QUOTE by Tank

I agree with Tank, but add the 6mmBRX. How about using a Savage Target action which I did. With this set up you could get another barrel and be able to have a switch barrel rifle.

This rifle has shot a couple of 5 shot groups at 200 yds. in the low .3s. (no wind). Almost all the other groups have been 1/2" or less.

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Old 04-26-2010, 09:46 AM
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The Dasher, XC, and BR are all top performers on a competitive level. I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with some of the guys using the 6mm Dasher. It is an improved version of the BR and produces 100 to 150 fps. One shooter said that having that extra 100 to 150 fps really makes a difference and can mean the difference between a 10x or a score of lesser value. I was seriously considering a BR for short shots, but now I am thinking the Dasher may be the way I want to go. I have been bitten by the 1K comp bug, so now I have to figure my next move.



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The Dasher is NOT an improved 6 BR. It is a wildcat based on the 6 BR. You can not fire standard 6 BR rounds in a Dasher. You must first make a false sholder by first necking the case up to 257 or 264 and then neck back down to 6mm just enough for the case to fit in the chamber. Some guys just load thier bullets way long without making the false sholder, but the firing pin strike will slide the bullet in some.

Don,t get me wrong. The steps it takes to make a dasher case are very simple and strait forward. And they shoot!!!!
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Old 04-26-2010, 11:04 AM
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Re: Long range hunting and target rifle!

The 6mm BRX is much easer to make. The chamber is bored then the 6mmBR is fired in the BRX chamber and then the 6mmBR dies are used for sizing and no neck sizing is needed either.

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Old 04-26-2010, 12:04 PM
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The Dasher is NOT an improved 6 BR. It is a wildcat based on the 6 BR. You can not fire standard 6 BR rounds in a Dasher. You must first make a false sholder by first necking the case up to 257 or 264 and then neck back down to 6mm just enough for the case to fit in the chamber. Some guys just load thier bullets way long without making the false sholder, but the firing pin strike will slide the bullet in some.

Don,t get me wrong. The steps it takes to make a dasher case are very simple and strait forward. And they shoot!!!!

I wasn't sure of the steps, but the parent case is the same. Thanks for the heads up. I like the BRX also. Sounds like you get about the same as the dasher with less work, but either way... I like what either case offers. I did take a look at the case making process and looks simple enough. They have good articles on it on 6mmbr.com.

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Old 04-26-2010, 12:25 PM
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If I am not mistaken, the brx is the same as a dasher, but with a 35 degree sholder insted of a 40 on the dasher. I believe the steps are the same to form the cases. I have a friend who shoots a brx in 1k and we had this exact conversation last week. But have one of those memory thingies....the forget thing.......ummmm....er........what were we talking about again?
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the 6.5 will always out preform the 6mm.
That's not true, it also depends on what bullets you are shooting. I always thought this as well until I started looking into a varmint rifle to shoot VMax's. According to Hornady's website the

6.5mm 95 gr VMax
BC - .365
SD - 195

6mm 75 gr VMax
BC - .320
SD - 181

6mm 87 gr VMax
BC - .400
SD - 210

Since then I changed my mind and trying to decide between 6x47 Lapua, 6mm, 6mm AI, 243, 243 AI, etc. Going crazy trying to decide!!! lol
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:07 PM
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That's not true, it also depends on what bullets you are shooting. I always thought this as well until I started looking into a varmint rifle to shoot VMax's. According to Hornady's website the

6.5mm 95 gr VMax
BC - .365
SD - 195

6mm 75 gr VMax
BC - .320
SD - 181

6mm 87 gr VMax
BC - .400
SD - 210

Since then I changed my mind and trying to decide between 6x47 Lapua, 6mm, 6mm AI, 243, 243 AI, etc. Going crazy trying to decide!!! lol

Just follow the thread man... just follow the thread!!

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