6mmBR cartridge..???

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  1. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone using this tiny cartridge for any LONG distance ground hogging or ?? ( besides paper punching)..?

    Im having one built up to do mainly paper but also to cause death to the occasional "pasture grizzly". Anyone using the same cartridge for any really good reason??
     
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    midwesthunter Well-Known Member

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    never shot it but like your term pasture grizzlies
     

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    I have one and love it. It is an awesome round for targets with accuracy that is hard to equal. We also use it for gophers and prairie dogs as well as coyotes and antelope. Have taken antelope to 500 and a yote at 651. My wife loves it too. But I think that might have something to do with the 4 1/2" group she put on steel with it at 1000 yards.:rolleyes:

    I have an 8 twist Kreiger and shoot 105 Bergers and 107 smk's.

    Jeff
     
  4. joseph

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    Have your builder chamber for a BRX. You'll get a couple hundred more fps out of it. I didn't and wish I did.

    joseph

    PS: Here is a 200 yd. target shot from my hunting rifle with a Brux 1 in 8" twist shooting 105 Berger VLDs. Also my best 1,000 yd. target. Scores & group sizes for 5 shot groups are in lower right of target.
     

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    Seee! They dont all have to be 338/378 to go 1000 yds....:D

    Since my only practical LONG distance shooting will be the occasional 600 yds ( rarely) and usually no more than 400...I think it might do me fine for up to that 400 mark.
     
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    I thought about that but with the straight BR I can even buy loaded ammo in some emergency. MAybe later on might do some opening up and go for a modified cartridge.

    Brux barrel on mine also and I'll be trying 105 Hornady's and ??( size??) Lapua bullets.

    Here's the stock Im having installed...[​IMG] and I'll be using a 6.5-20 Zeiss conquest on it
     
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    Yeah, as long as you are not hunting elk or large deer in the wind. At the distances you are talking you will be very pleased. Just dont use a cheep azz rail base. :D

    Jeff
     
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    400 is no problem for that cartridge. I've got two rifles that have killed rockchucks at 800+ yards. 105 Amax and 87 Vmax will both make it to 1000 in my experience. I've got a slow twist, short barreled rifle also that has taken chucks at 400+ with 60 grain Sierras.

    I did just get a 6BRX reamer though, going to build another rifle I suppose to try it out.
     
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    Ive got to use the "cheap one"......I spent too much $$ for that stock!!!
     
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    800...Wheee doggies!! If I could shoot a big fat chuck at 800 yds...Id retire the gun....:)
     
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    I've shot rock chucks at 600+yds with mine too. It's a standard 6BR with a 26" 8 twist #7 Lilja. I shoot 105 Bergers.
     
  14. Sully2

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    Ive got the 105 Hornadys and some 105 Lapua HPBT to start with...but have MUCHO other bullets for my heavy barreled 243....

    This one will be a single shot but all I have to do it pul it from the stock; stick in the box magazine and spring/follower and she be an "ADL" repeater. Probably stay with the single shot 99% of the time though