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What is the Best 6BR Die????

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Unread 05-05-2006, 11:41 PM
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What is the Best 6BR Die????

I am getting ready to buy a Cooper 6mm BR. The only reason I am going with this as opposed to one of Kirby's full custom rigs is the fact that Cooper will re-barrel the rig once I burn it our, which I definantly plan on holding them too!!!

I have a chance to get whatever redding die set I want for pretty cheap and before I jump in I wanna make sure I am getting the best.

I am planning on using the rifle to shoot 105 bergers from the muzzle to 1k or a little more. So what do you guys recommend for a die and seater set????

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Unread 05-06-2006, 12:30 PM
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Re: What is the Best 6BR Die????

If you really want some serious accuracy from the 6BR, then you should consider Wilson hand dies with an arbor press. We 6mm PPC shooters have known that for years now. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
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Unread 05-07-2006, 11:28 AM
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Re: What is the Best 6BR Die????

I recently bought a Model 22 Varminter in 6mmBR just like you are planning, it is a beautiful rifle of exceptional quality.
i am curious if you had to specify the twist rate in order to stabalize those big 105s, mine came with a standard 1-14 twist.

I am currenty working up loads using Lapua brass, Berger 68grn FB bullets, Fed 205M primers and Vit 135 powder.
30.5grns is grouping sub 1/2moa for 5 shots @ 100m easily, velocities averaged 3131fps, with an SD of 4 and an ES of 11.

All my loading is done on Redding Competition dies and the cases recieved a light neck turn, primer pocket uniforming and flash-hole reaming to .0625". there was no need to trim because all cases were within .001" in length.

I am using a .267 bushing and this gives me about .0025" neck tension after neck clean up.
I also have some H335 because that is what was used to shoot the test group, i have not tried that powder yet.

I hope you enjoy your new rifle as much as i am and please keep me informed of your progress.
Here are some pics.

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Unread 05-07-2006, 11:54 AM
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Re: What is the Best 6BR Die????

I would look at the following.

1. Harrels die

2. JLC (Jim Carstenson)

3. custom sized Neil Jones with shoulder bump bushing.

You can go to www.6mmbr.com and read about the Harrels and JLC dies and links to both.

www.neiljones.com for the neil jones die

I use JLC and Neil Jones a for many of my dies.

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Unread 05-08-2006, 07:54 AM
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Re: What is the Best 6BR Die????

THe harrell is nice...but is set to bump the shoulder a PILE. I had to use the +0.010 comp SH, and a 0.010" shim under the lock ring...so basically with a hard cam off the shellholder I would get areound 0.020" shoulder bump!

Other than that it is perfect...especially for the price.

O yea, and a Wilson stainless micrometer seater...

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