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Old 10-18-2012, 03:48 PM
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Re: What's the best 6mm?

I'm looking for the same thing. More or less for a bullet for deer hunting that leaves some meat to eat. 6br guys? Bullet?
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:04 PM
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Re: What's the best 6mm?

I invested in a 6mm cm. 115 bergers at 3100. And barrel life of 4000 rounds.. thats what ive been told anyway ..
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:15 PM
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Re: What's the best 6mm?

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I'm a little bias since I am the learning from the guy below.

Not exactly what you are looking for but the 6dasher is the King of benchrest competition currently. Won more 600-1000yd. national titles than anything else this year. Cleaned up in the spring at the 600 and 1000yd(Terry Balding, Richard Schatz, and Robert Hoppe?? if memory serves couldn't find the article ). nationals in california and did it again in St. Louis at the IBS 600yd. nationals(Richard Schatz).



I got to see his targets in heavy and light gun. He uses the same rifle. The smallest group was .9" and the largest was just over 3". He maintained these groups for almost 90rounds and two days through the course of the match.

The dasher is a improved br case so fireforming is needed. It typically loves RL15 or Varget in the 30-34gr. range. It will send a 105 at 3000-3050fps. It has the ability to shoot in the .1's with very little tuning. However good quality brass is the key. It has amazing ability to agge. or consistently group well. If you are competing with it, and competition is close you barrel life might be in the 2-2500. But in the beginning when Richard used it when no one else did he could get more rounds before rebarrelling. No custom dies needed I bought a redding FL bushing die set for $200.

Richard started using it in 2001 and was the first in competition:
Been in the top 5 rankings since he started
2008 NBRSA 2gun National title 1000yds.
2010 IBS 2gun National title 600yds.
2012 IBS 2gun National title 600yds.
10 World Records in IBS and NBRSA

Richard and Sam Hall have passed this trophy back and forth for five years I think. Sam also uses a dasher if memory serves me. If you know any of them ask. The benchrest bunch are the most helpful people I have ever met. Not to many will disclose helpful hints on success when they know you will be competing against them the next day.
Brent
Everything he said!!!! EXCEPT!! The very last statment. Every compeditor that I visit with will litteraly hemorage good info to their biggest and closest compeditor, be it match day or at supper the night before.

Of course, I only hang around the BEST!!!
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:24 PM
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Re: What's the best 6mm?

Sorry guys got a little excited with my post. Love it when the little 6mms win. Especially when 11years ago they weren't even considered competition if you were shooting one. All of the above mentioned are great calibers.

Sorry but I ment they will gladly give information. I just didn't write it correctly. I wouldn't be half the shooter I am if it wasn't for all the information they have given me.


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Old 10-18-2012, 04:30 PM
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Re: What's the best 6mm?

4Xforfun I know you are no stranger to those trophies also!!!! And did quite well in St. Louis too. I can see how you mistook my statement sorry.

So when am I going to get a chance to hang around you and get beat? I also need a quote.


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Old 10-18-2012, 05:08 PM
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Re: What's the best 6mm?

6 Dasher for sure is the way to go, excellent brass (Lapau) I shot one for several yrs at 600 yds and now use it for ground hogs and it still shoots 3/8" at 200 yds w/ 105 Bergers and Varget powder w/ 205 primers. I would not hesitate to use it to shoot deer w/ the 105's.
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:27 PM
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Re: What's the best 6mm?

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Sorry guys got a little excited with my post. Love it when the little 6mms win. Especially when 11years ago they weren't even considered competition if you were shooting one. All of the above mentioned are great calibers.

Sorry but I ment they will gladly give information. I just didn't write it correctly. I wouldn't be half the shooter I am if it wasn't for all the information they have given me.


Brent
Now...you are 100% correct!!

You want a Quote....OK.....

NOW HEAR THIS........... "THIRTY-THIRTY IS THE BEST IN THE BUSH".

Ok, I actually stole that quote from a guy in the local bar. A group of guys (farmers) hanging around talking farm equipment......9610, 1680, 9510, ect... The guy just walks up cauz he wants to be part of the group...figures they were talking guns since it was hunting season and he didn't understand the numbers they were using. He waited for the oportune time and said......."......."

A GOOD LAUGH WAS HAD BY (almost) ALL.
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