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Rifle for wife.

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Old 12-22-2008, 09:38 AM
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Re: Rifle for wife.

If it is paper targets only, then the 6mm BR cannot be beat for accuracy, barrel life and low recoil.

Plus, it is going to be way more economical to shoot compared to the larger calibers.

The straight 6bR will also compete at 1000.

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Old 12-22-2008, 11:31 PM
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im trying to sell a 6mm dasher for a deceased friends wife. built on a trued 700 action by mark king, a well known 1000 yd. gunsnmith at williamsport pa. complete outfit including dies, brass, etc. mark will varify very little use. will send complete specs if interested. send pm.
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Old 12-24-2008, 03:32 AM
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I shoot a 14.5 LB 260REM, recoil is mild and very accurate. I had a 6.5X47 built for my 10 year old daughter. It weighs 15 LB and has a brake, very low recoil. She shoots it in a match out to 700 and does well with it (2 back to back 6th place finishes out of a field of 18-20) that puts a smile on a Dads face!

When developing loads for the 6.5X47 I used 12 cases, they have 8 reloads on them and the primer pockets are still tight. It runs Lapua 123's at 2920fps.
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:35 PM
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Took the 260 out today to zero for coyote load. 120 gr B-Tip at 3010 fps, 3-8 mph full value wind, dialed in 1 MOA for wind and shot a 3-shot 1 inch group at 200 on the 2inch paster and called it a day. With this load i've won a sniper match with 700 yards being the farthest target.
This load would make a nice deer load for 600-700 yard shooting depending on elevation.

Just my .02

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Old 12-26-2008, 02:11 PM
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260 shooter which brands of brass have you tried in your 260. I was reading on another site necked up .243 lapua brass was the best, and the remington stuff was terrible. I am leaning more and more to the 260 with the possibility of shooting 1000yd events in the future.
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Old 12-26-2008, 09:23 PM
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Re: Rifle for wife.

"My wife and I are looking into 300/600yd. open matches at a nearby range."

Does that mean benchrest or F-class or NRA prone??? It could be any of them...

Actually for any of 'em I'd recommend the 6mmBR - or one of the mildly improved wildcats based on that case like the 6mm Dasher.

Uncanny accuracy, even at 1000 yards. Yes, the diminutive 6mmBR has actually done very, very well at 1000 yards. At 300 and 600 it's phenomenal. A lady competitor here in Washington used one in NRA prone, and then in F-class competition to win some matches. Another guy - a big burly guy - uses one of the wildcat versions - I think the Dasher - and has turned in some incredible scores in F-class competition.

Virtually no recoil. Nada in a decently built rifle. Long barrel life. Easy to load. Accurate as can be.

What's not to like? You can go to 6mmBR.com for more specific info. It's a wonderful cartridge for competition.

Regards, Guy
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Old 12-27-2008, 12:02 AM
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Re: Rifle for wife.

guy m.
hello guy, nice to see your input here also. the dasher i spoke of belonged to my friend jerry. you may recall he was killed last hunting season, when my jeep slid on ice and rolled down a mountain.
it is a very nice rifle, built by a top notch smith. 16 lb. class gun.

tragedy again this year, as my wife of 49 years, apperantly lost her balance while on a 2 step ladder, struck her head on the tile floor and died.
2 days before i arrived home from pa.
life changes drasticly in a short period of time.
chatting on these sites, is very helpful.
happy new year, ernie
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