22 Dasher

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  1. nbowlin

    nbowlin Well-Known Member

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    Anyone running one? Do’s? Donts?
    I have a barrel coming. It’s not chambered so I can still opt into something else. Seemed like a fun little case. Intend on running 88eldms.
     
  2. nbowlin

    nbowlin Well-Known Member

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    Is this the internet’s way of saying it’s a dud?
     
  3. Mikecr

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  4. Griffon58

    Griffon58 Active Member

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    I've been shooting a 22BR for years. Currently have an 8 twist bartlein barrel and shoot 80 SMK's. It's remarkably accurate. The extra fps achieved with a 22 dasher and a 7 twist barrel seems like a winner with any 80+ grain bullet. The 88 eldm's need a faster twist than what I've got to stabilize the bullet.

    Do you plan to neck down 6 Dasher brass or form 6 BR brass? I buy 6 Dasher brass for my Dasher, but neck down 6BR Lapua brass for the 22br. Bruno's shooters supply is the only place I've found that carries Norma 6 Dasher brass. I believe Norma's the only manufacturer making 6 Dasher brass. I like the Lapua brass better - just a personal preference.
     
  5. AZShooter

    AZShooter Well-Known Member

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    Not too sure about making a 22/Dasher.....but you can get fire formed 6mm Dasher very inexpensively at Bruno's for only $89/100 pcs. If I didn't already make a 6mm BR I would be building a 6mm dasher.

    Brunos: https://www.brunoshooters.com/product/3443.html

    When bullets.com was still in business, Grizzly Industrial's owner had Norma make this brass. The brass is built with very high standards.

    Quote below is from from link:
    http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com...6mm-dasher-and-284-win-brass-for-bullets-com/

    "Shooters should be excited about these new offerings. Bullets.com’s contract with Norma calls for advanced production methods to make sure the new brass is truly “match-grade” and long-lasting. To ensure that primer pockets stay tight for many firings, the caseheads on the new brass will be double-stamped for improved hardness and strength. Additionally the new brass will go through an additional draw stage to ensure ultra-uniform casewall thickness. With these extra manufacturing steps, this new 6mm Dasher and .284 Win brass should be the best brass Norma has ever produced, as Bullets.com"
     
  6. L.Sherm

    L.Sherm Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Cant remember exactly but I think I remember guys have trouble using the 6 Dasher norma brass in the Dashers that were chambered for Lapua brass, seems there were some dimensional differences and guys started specing reamers just for the norma brass. A search on accurateshooter will probably find what was the problem.
     
  7. nbowlin

    nbowlin Well-Known Member

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    I ordered a 7t 3 groove at 28”.
    Anyone know an approximate speed that should be seen out of this?
     
  8. BEEMAN

    BEEMAN Well-Known Member

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    I believe the Norma has a longer neck. I’m in the process of putting together a 6 Dasher hunting gun right now. I specified to my Smith to chamber for the Norma brass. Should be a nice deer gun for out to 500 yds or so and only use 30+ gr of powder.
     
  9. Seandradamus

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    Probably around 33-3400 with 80s
    I love mine 26” 6.5t long freebore for 95s
    Shoots inside everything to 1000 with very minimal recoil at 3090fps
     
  10. nbowlin

    nbowlin Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for finding this.
    What powder did you find that is working?
     
  11. Canhunter35

    Canhunter35 Well-Known Member

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    A 22br will get you in the same node as a 22 dasher, making the case capacity gains pointless
    I was told this by a guy who has both.
     
  12. Seandradamus

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    At least 100fps faster with 95s
    Up to you if that’s worth it. I like the larger case as it allows slower powder to be used.