- Mar 6, 2008
This is a thread for discussion of the article, The Accurate, Long Range 6mm BR, By Glenn Burroughs. Here you can ask questions or make comments about the article.Some years ago there was a company that developed a nearly perfect cartridge. And although it was intended for distances of less than five hundred yards, with the proper barrel twist and a heavier bullet it was very accurate to one thousand yards. Not only was it accurate over a variety of distances, but it did not use much powder, had little recoil, was easy on barrels, and was downright attractive.
For some reason there was no fanfare given this cartridge. One rifle was offered but was only available by special order. It didn't help its popularity that no factory ammo was available when it was first announced. The little cartridge was not the most popular kid on the block and was almost forgotten.
Some years later another company, searching for a cartridge that would compete with the 308 Winchester in 300 meter competition, realized that this little cartridge had great long range possibilities. Once they decided it was just what they were looking for they changed only the chambering specifications to handle heavier bullets, and they named it the 6mm Norma BR.