Anyone use 6mm BR for deer?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by 6.5BR, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. 6.5BR

    6.5BR Well-Known Member

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    I took a few, looking to hear from others on their experience.
     
  2. Ernie

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    It will do a good job as long as you stay within its range limitations. Me and or my kids have killed several whitetail and even two elk with the 260 rem in a 14" specialty pistol (should be close to what you can do in a rifle length performance wise).
    Both elk were under 100 yards (120 NBT's) and were lung shots-both bullets exited.
    Right placement+right bullet= dead animal (within its range capabilities of course)
     

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    I killed one at 400 yds, 105 amax/2840 mv, double lunged, exit, stumbled 25 yds at most and dropped.

    Just wondering if more people use this highly accurate easy to shoot round.
     
  4. RT2506

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    I have a 6mm-225 Winchester 14 inch barrel for my T/C Contender that is about the same as the 6 BR. I use the Sierra 80 gr. SSP bullet at 2650 fps and it did a real number on the one buck deer I shot with it at 100 yards. It went through both shoulders and dropped the deer.
     
  5. Ernie

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    Oops.
    6.5BR,
    Your user name threw me off-I was thinking 6.5 caliber-Sorry.
    My son and I have used the 6mm-6.5x47 Lapua in a specialty handgun and have killed 2 buck antelope, 1 buck muley, and one doe antelope-All one shot kills. used Bergers 105 VLD
     
  6. 6.5BR

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    Hi Ernie, yes, built a 7BR rifle in the past, last minute, ready made dies/brass...saved a few $$$, and had many 6BRs and one again in the works, and SOME day will do a 6.5 version....but now the 47 and Grendel hit the scene......well you know!

    Anyway, how did the Bergers do? Fine I take it.

    I'd guess you are getting rifle 6BR speeds in that handgun at least?

    Thanks for sharing.
     
  7. Ernie

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    2790 with the 105 Berger VLD-Yes they worked great!
     
  8. 6.5BR

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    You are right there! I got 2840 w/105s in a 26", 95s went 3005mv, and 70s 3400+.

    Neat round it sounds like. How is your accuracy? What scope you using? That in an XP also? Thanks.
     
  9. Ernie

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    I have an rear grip XP, that has been having a new stock being prepared for it, but this is a MOA Maximum (Falling block action/interchangeable barrels).
    Scope is a Leupold VX-3 LR/T 8.5-25
    The first and only time to date I have shot it beyond 200 yards, was at 500 on steel (3-shots 1.25 inches) no sighters off of a bi-pod.
    Here is the post I made it about it and it has pics as well:
    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f29/mcgowan-barrel-moa-maximum-sp-bergers-great-combo-34094/
    I am running it real hard right now and plan to back it off some next time around.
     
  10. 6.5BR

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    Nice, BIG antelope you killed there! Was that a cow elk, different bbl?

    Friend long ago, had a 22" carbine MOA, 6.5BR, shot one hole groups, let him sell it for a song....seemed a pain to load/shoot w/safety design, etc...but regret not buying it ever since, trigger great too. Thanks for sharing and good hunting! You're set!
     
  11. Ernie

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    Cow elk & my daughters 5x5 bull elk were both shot with a 14" 260 Rem barrel.
     
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    It takes a while to get used to running a MOA, but once you get used to it, it is not as slow as it seems at first.
     
  13. 6.5BR

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    What bullet/speed you getting out of the MOA? Thanks and congrats on those successes!
     
  14. Ernie

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    2790mv with the 6x47 lapua 18" barrel and with the ole 260 Rem (light load) 2540mv with 120's 14" barrel.