Re: Long Range Rifle in a 6 PPC
going to be out tomorrow and leaving Monday for the week. go to Long Range target shooting and read the threads on the Dasher and BRX. Bob Crone on there, is top f class and 1k shooter who came up with the BRX.
BRX uses standard BR dies and is easy to reload for. Both the Dasher, BRX and BRS require custom reamers and dies except for BRX use the standard BR dies.
If you are just looking at 600 then the BR, Dasher or BRX with 12 twist would be the top choice. That is a tough combination to beat in the egg and 600 yard shoots with the 80 gr flatbase bullets.
I built a combo 600 and 1000 gun and chose the 8 twist. After testing lots of bullets for uniformity etc, really like the Clinch River and JLK best. Greg Siemund at CR has a special 100 gr 6mm that has been tested by some ballisticians and they say it is better than the 106 he makes which is a great bullet. Supposedly same jacket with less core and gives less yaw and more stability. I have 500 of them to shoot this summer but have not worked loads up yet, but they were the most uniform lot of bullets I have ever checked.
My BRH is basically the same as Bill Shehanes BRS and only minor differences in reamer. Both leave only short necks on the case and push the BR case as far as it can go. Dave Kiff makes the reamers for both. You can email Bill at his site on BR central and ask about the BRS and his recommendations on what you want. He has built more guns on the BR improved than most and tested and shot heck out of them. He really knows what works and not.
Varget is powder of choice with heavier bullets. I cut my ES in half by going to CCI primers also. If building on Rem action, recommend bush firing pin hole and .068 firing pin. BR case pushed leads to primer flow in many guns if firing pin hole is sloppy.
Good luck, be back in week.
[ 03-27-2004: Message edited by: BountyHunter ]