Best Primer and Powder combo for 6BR?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by wildcat, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. wildcat

    wildcat Well-Known Member

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    Hello all,

    I am having a 6BR built for Long Range varminting. My question is, what is the best overall powder and primer combo.

    I will be using the 70grn Ballistic Tip and 75grn V-Max for my 100 to 600 yard shots, and the 105grn Lapua Scenar for shots past 600 yards and out to 1000 yards.

    My barrel is a Krieger 30", 1-8.5 twist, 4 groove, with a .236 lands. The chamber will be a Standard 6BR set up for Lapua brass and it will have .060 lead (freebore).

    I was thinking Varget and Federal 205 Match primers would be a good start. I would like to hear what you guys think.

    Wildcat
     
  2. huntinfool18

    huntinfool18 Well-Known Member

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    6mmBR.com

    go to 6mmBR.com there is a TON of info on that cartridge, expecally load data that all the BR shooters use.
     

  3. wildcat

    wildcat Well-Known Member

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    Huntinfool, I've been there too. I just wanted to hear from guys on this site as well.

    Wildcat
     
  4. fireball168

    fireball168 Active Member

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    6BR.com is the place to go.

    I think you'll find your BR will ingest about anything you feed it, and like it all.

    I've settled on the 87g V-Max and Varget for varminting.

    68g Fowler or Berger if I want to show off at the range.
     
  5. wildcat

    wildcat Well-Known Member

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    Fireball, what kind of velocities are you getting with the 87grn V-Max? Also, what is the length of your barrel.

    Wildcat
     
  6. Cheyenne19

    Cheyenne19 Well-Known Member

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    I am getting 3100 with the 95 Bergers. With RL15 and CCI br4 primers, out of a 28" broughton.
     
  7. BountyHunter

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    If the ES is high, try the 450 primers. cut mine by 2/3

    BH
     
  8. fireball168

    fireball168 Active Member

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    2975 out of a 27" barrel. 31g of Varget, CCI BR primer, Lapua brass.
     
  9. old bear

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    6BR

    I have had good sucess with AA2230 and fed small rifle match primer in Lapua brass. This combo for max performance.VHIT 133 for the best accuracy.My gun is a custom Rampro action w a 12 twist Lilga 27" 55gr blitzking 36gr 2230 3900 fps group.250".This is an Ackly improved chamber.
     
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