Possibly switching up calibers from 6 cheatmoor

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You can easily get 3000 fps with 95g bullets and less with the 6br
Just have a barrel spun up, buy some Lapua 6br brass, a seater die and a FL sizer.
GO shoot it. It's very accurate. As others have said, hard to get a load that doesn't
shoot .5 with the right equipment.
 

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A 22BR running 88 eld bullets for 19cents a piece at 3050 fps and a bc just as good as a Berger Hybrid might be worth considering. The nice thing about the Br variants is the tiny amount of powder that is needed so barrel heat is kept to a minimum.
 

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You can easily get 3000 fps with 95g bullets and less with the 6br
Just have a barrel spun up, buy some Lapua 6br brass, a seater die and a FL sizer.
GO shoot it. It's very accurate. As others have said, hard to get a load that doesn't
shoot .5 with the right equipment.
I wonder how 95’s would preform in a prs setting and I’m sure they have decently high bc’s

A 22BR running 88 eld bullets for 19cents a piece at 3050 fps and a bc just as good as a Berger Hybrid might be worth considering. The nice thing about the Br variants is the tiny amount of powder that is needed so barrel heat is kept to a minimum.
That’s an other option, but 22 seems small for prs and I know some people in tac class do it
 

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I ran a 6br with 105 hybrids and shot stupid accurate holes but kicked my ass in the wind at 1k. While they are very accurate a little tougher at distance.
 

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I ran a 6br with 105 hybrids and shot stupid accurate holes but kicked my ass in the wind at 1k. While they are very accurate a little tougher at distance.
Worse then a 308 at 1k or still forgiving just need decent wind calls to connect
 

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6x47 if u want 6mm but the 6.5x47 is a tack driver no matter what u shoot out of it ,barrel life is high , brass is almost indestructible
 
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Think you get a little more vertical too. I was shooting 105 hybrid at 2830. Small bullet going slow but barrel life is awesome.
 

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I had 26” barrel. If you want to shoot faster may look into dasher, bra, brx. The br is not a hot rod but will shoot in the same hole all day.
 

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I'm building a 22BR soon and moving my 6Creed to a 6 Dasher for the next barrel but I refuse to fireform or pay for hydroformed brass ($155/100 is ridiculous) so I'm using the Norma Dasher brass.

I shot a buddies Norma Dasher rig a few months ago and was getting 2970 with 110 SMKs . This Load with RL16 managed a 2.4SD

People hate on Norma brass, but I will take the plunge and decide for myself.
 
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Go 6.5 creed and be done, or if you want something different go 6.5x47. I still don't know why anyone would take a new cartridge that someone developed for the match shooting community and give it a derogatory name like the gay tiger.
I do not know why people keep throwing the gay tiger punchline around. George builds kick ass rifles and has a quality service team. He then spends his own time and money to develop a cartridge to make our shooting experience better and people throw garbage at it from the cheap seats. Every time I read the gay tiger reference, I envision a person walking his dog on his neighbors freshly mowed lawn to take a shit. Show the sport some respect. I all disclosure here, I have never owned a GAP rifle and never met George. Thanks for bringing it up CG308.

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I do not know why people keep throwing the gay tiger punchline around. George builds kick ass rifles and has a quality service team. He then spends his own time and money to develop a cartridge to make our shooting experience better and people throw garbage at it from the cheap seats. Every time I read the gay tiger reference, I envision a person walking his dog on his neighbors freshly mowed lawn to take a shit. Show the sport some respect. I all disclosure here, I have never owned a GAP rifle and never met George. Thanks for bringing it up CG308.

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Meanwhile george is probably laughing at the name recognition 6GT has

I'd you're going norma dasher brass make sure you get the right reamer. Or trim it
 
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If brass becomes consistently available you will see many people switching. I shot a br and brx but the gt looks very promising. Feeds well, no fireform, low recoil, good barrel life why would you not want it. However you do want to make this brass it is a pita.
 

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If I could get around 2900-3000fps with a BR that could be an option, but I don’t know if that’s possible. The whole 6BR world is very foreign to me, but the original caliber I wanted was a dasher but I got talked out of it.
28" barrel and 2900 would be doable with 105s.
 

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I'd avoid Norma Dasher brass...if fireforming is that big of a negative (it isn't) then buy hydroformed Lapua brass from Hunts Long Range or elsewhere.

My 20" Dasher runs 2800 with a typical load of Varget and 107s. Load development was start at 32.0gr Varget and go up to 33.0 in 0.2gr increments, find pressure and OCW, then tweak seating depth for max consistency...easiest development I've ever done.
 

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Hmmm... wonder if it’s possible to push them a little faster
2850-2860 easy in a 26"barrel...2875ish with HBN.

ive been shooting a 6BR for awhile...i dont do load development....i get 100 light charge rounds through it then run a seating test with 12 rounds at 30g....start touching and work back .005 at a time....015-.025 is always money...last 2 barrels ive ended up at .020 off with 30.2g of varget with a 108g berger and a cci450.
 

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Don Dunlap has over 5k rounds on a 6 Comp Match barrel. Chad Dixon has repeated the results. Call LRI and talk to them about it. I don’t believe the case is as inherently accurate as the 6x47 I used to shoot or the BR based cases, but it is <1/2 MOA and usually likes to push the 115 Dtac 2950-3000. I shoot the HBN RBT Dtac at 2980.
 

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Don Dunlap has over 5k rounds on a 6 Comp Match barrel. Chad Dixon has repeated the results. Call LRI and talk to them about it. I don’t believe the case is as inherently accurate as the 6x47 I used to shoot or the BR based cases, but it is <1/2 MOA and usually likes to push the 115 Dtac 2950-3000. I shoot the HBN RBT Dtac at 2980.
I’ve seen Don shoot this barrel. Last I knew he was losing and chasing speed, but I think that he’s going for a barrel life record. ;) :cool:
 
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I've been told by a friend of mine that has been doing some testing with the
6GT, that it's not much different than the 6XC.
 

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If I were you, I'd just do a straight 6BR. Tune the mags, time your cocking piece, wear in your TL3 and it will be a slick feeding, smooth, pleasure to shoot. Predictability and consistency of load over 2000rds is not easily quantified by most shooters but in my mind it counts for a lot.

As far as speed goes it sounds like you have an arbitrary number you want to get to. If you try to run a BR at 2900 plus out of a PRS length barrel you're going to turn it into your 6 Creedmoor more. Run a 105 at mid 2850's in a 26" barrel. For anything under 1000 the speed difference only shows on paper. It will not handicap you over your marksmanship, mental game, or wind calling.

You could pick a Dasher, BRA, GT, XC, whatever and they would all serve you fine. But if you try to run them at an arbitrary speed YOU are going to induce problems that aren't the cartridges fault. Run a 6Creed at 3000 flat with a DTAC with a mild load of 4831SC, RL23, RL26, or H1000 and it will get you a solid 1800+. Run it at 3150 with 4350 and now you're looking at that short barrel life it's famous for.

As far as fireforming goes, hmmmm....let me remember....it's been so long ago that I formed my Dasher brass...was it a pain in the ass? I've had it for 4 barrels. I seem to remember fireforming at practices or a club match. Was it difficult...?... Don't really remember
 

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If I were you, I'd just do a straight 6BR. Tune the mags, time your cocking piece, wear in your TL3 and it will be a slick feeding, smooth, pleasure to shoot. Predictability and consistency of load over 2000rds is not easily quantified by most shooters but in my mind it counts for a lot.

As far as speed goes it sounds like you have an arbitrary number you want to get to. If you try to run a BR at 2900 plus out of a PRS length barrel you're going to turn it into your 6 Creedmoor more. Run a 105 at mid 2850's in a 26" barrel. For anything under 1000 the speed difference only shows on paper. It will not handicap you over your marksmanship, mental game, or wind calling.

You could pick a Dasher, BRA, GT, XC, whatever and they would all serve you fine. But if you try to run them at an arbitrary speed YOU are going to induce problems that aren't the cartridges fault. Run a 6Creed at 3000 flat with a DTAC with a mild load of 4831SC, RL23, RL26, or H1000 and it will get you a solid 1800+. Run it at 3150 with 4350 and now you're looking at that short barrel life it's famous for.

As far as fireforming goes, hmmmm....let me remember....it's been so long ago that I formed my Dasher brass...was it a pain in the ass? I've had it for 4 barrels. I seem to remember fireforming at practices or a club match. Was it difficult...?... Don't really remember
Wise words from someone who knows what he’s talking about.
 
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I do not know why people keep throwing the gay tiger punchline around. George builds kick ass rifles and has a quality service team. He then spends his own time and money to develop a cartridge to make our shooting experience better and people throw garbage at it from the cheap seats. Every time I read the gay tiger reference, I envision a person walking his dog on his neighbors freshly mowed lawn to take a shit. Show the sport some respect. I all disclosure here, I have never owned a GAP rifle and never met George. Thanks for bringing it up CG308.

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Get fucked dude.

It’s a joke and the name recognition will do nothing but help sales.

Also, I’m sure George isn’t making any profit at all on the gay tiger right?? I mean, since he’s doing it with all his own money, out of the kindness of his heart, just to better the sport??

Also will need you to take a video of how you walk around with that stick hanging out your ass dragging around everywhere.
 

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If I were you, I'd just do a straight 6BR. Tune the mags, time your cocking piece, wear in your TL3 and it will be a slick feeding, smooth, pleasure to shoot. Predictability and consistency of load over 2000rds is not easily quantified by most shooters but in my mind it counts for a lot.

As far as speed goes it sounds like you have an arbitrary number you want to get to. If you try to run a BR at 2900 plus out of a PRS length barrel you're going to turn it into your 6 Creedmoor more. Run a 105 at mid 2850's in a 26" barrel. For anything under 1000 the speed difference only shows on paper. It will not handicap you over your marksmanship, mental game, or wind calling.

You could pick a Dasher, BRA, GT, XC, whatever and they would all serve you fine. But if you try to run them at an arbitrary speed YOU are going to induce problems that aren't the cartridges fault. Run a 6Creed at 3000 flat with a DTAC with a mild load of 4831SC, RL23, RL26, or H1000 and it will get you a solid 1800+. Run it at 3150 with 4350 and now you're looking at that short barrel life it's famous for.

As far as fireforming goes, hmmmm....let me remember....it's been so long ago that I formed my Dasher brass...was it a pain in the ass? I've had it for 4 barrels. I seem to remember fireforming at practices or a club match. Was it difficult...?... Don't really remember
I never really thought of that, I’m chasing a magic number that doesn’t really matter in the scheme of things. I’m running my 6creed on h4350 pushing right around 3100 and awesome so I know I’m just cooking the throat even with the short freebore I’m running.

Maybe I should just take a step back from chasing the razors edge of speed and focus on the little things that will improve my shooting skills instead of using speed as a bandaid. Maybe I’ll go with the BR variants and not push the speed, since one of the best local guys is running a dasher at a conservative speed
 

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Get fucked dude.

It’s a joke and the name recognition will do nothing but help sales.

Also, I’m sure George isn’t making any profit at all on the gay tiger right?? I mean, since he’s doing it with all his own money, out of the kindness of his heart, just to better the sport??

Also will need you to take a video of how you walk around with that stick hanging out your ass dragging around everywhere.
Chalk me up as 1 guy interested in Gay Tiger that wouldn't have given 2 shits about another 6mm cartridge. Interested to the point that I'm confirming a digital laser mark for a barrel in December and planning out Alpha 🌈 🐯 brass and dies. I might even have a chance to shoot one before I buy it at a local match because another dude has his nearly finished, again because of the name. He's actually a 🌈🐯 though so it was more an external expression of his spirit animal if that makes sense.
 

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A 22BR running 88 eld bullets for 19cents a piece at 3050 fps and a bc just as good as a Berger Hybrid might be worth considering. The nice thing about the Br variants is the tiny amount of powder that is needed so barrel heat is kept to a minimum.
This. Buy 6BR brass, run it thru a 22BR die, load with 28-29 gr of Varget, 27-28 gr of H4895, or even 32 gr of Rl16, 88gr ELDM .020" off the lands, shoot tiny groups and as flat or flatter than a Dasher. I have 1500+ rounds on mine now. Getting 3000 to 3100 fps with the above powders.
 
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As far as fireforming goes, hmmmm....let me remember....it's been so long ago that I formed my Dasher brass...was it a pain in the ass? I've had it for 4 barrels. I seem to remember fireforming at practices or a club match. Was it difficult...?... Don't really remember
Truth!

My Dasher brass is on barrel #3 and 15 firings, still going strong. I have a hydroforming die I got recently. My plan is to use it sometime in 2023 the next time I need to form Dasher brass.
 

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Truth!

My Dasher brass is on barrel #3 and 15 firings, still going strong. I have a hydroforming die I got recently. My plan is to use it sometime in 2023 the next time I need to form Dasher brass.
Much much brass do you have if you’re on the third barrel and 15 firings.
 

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Much much brass do you have if you’re on the third barrel and 15 firings.
I think the pile of match brass is 375 cases, not sure how the math works out. I started out with 300, added another 100 at a later date and just tossed them into the pile.

I recently picked up another 200 pieces of mostly worn out brass (nearly free) that I'm going to use to ride a couple barrels into the ground for practice. They are over 2k rounds and past the point where I would run at a match, but they still shoot good.
 
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Okay, I didn’t know if you were one of the guys who have 1000 pieces of brass and run though it all of it before shooting it again. Now this whole BR based cartridge thing is starting to make sense, great barrel life and great brass life.
 
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I have thought about running a straight Br coming from a 6.5 creed I don’t know how different it will be. Most run BRA around here but I see the work they do to keep brass separated and fire forming. I’m not that irganized lol
 

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It's interesting to see people plug a hypothetical caliber, that almost nobody is shooting because there's no brass, while espousing it's Christly solutions to all the problems of man when nobody really knows what it'll do because it basically exists on paper.

Figure out how fast you want what bullet you use to go and choose accordingly.

If you think pushing a 110 out of a BR case at 2950 is going to yield you 4k rounds...

 

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I just went the Dasher route and couldn't be happier. Fireforming (false shoulder + jam) doesn't take that much extra time, and the loads are more than accurate enough to compete with. I cam from an XC shooting 105 hybrids at ~ 3090. Now I'm running 110s in my Dashers. If you run the numbers, a 110 going 2850 has roughly .2 mils less wind drift at 1k than a 105 hybrid at 3100.
 

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You mean the mystical magical 6gt might be smoke and mirrors, but I don’t why the man who had a hand in the 6cm design a sneaky barrel burner.
 

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This. Buy 6BR brass, run it thru a 22BR die, load with 28-29 gr of Varget, 27-28 gr of H4895, or even 32 gr of Rl16, 88gr ELDM .020" off the lands, shoot tiny groups and as flat or flatter than a Dasher. I have 1500+ rounds on mine now. Getting 3000 to 3100 fps with the above powders.
I just bought a 22 BR McGowen prefit to play around with. 20" for my Tikka when it's not wearing a 6.5SST. Ill put an Ultra 5 on it. Should be fun with 88's.
 

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You mean the mystical magical 6gt might be smoke and mirrors, but I don’t why the man who had a hand in the 6cm design a sneaky barrel burner.
Oh boy. Are you really that naive or what?

He's a business man, maybe the smartest in our industry. He's got a stable of good shooters to win with his stuff (awesome rifles no doubt) and that's instant marketing. Whether it's word of mouth or charts on a Pros Use article.

More business for him. Less barrel life = more business. There's physics at play here.

You can't use a 6CM to push a 105 to 3190 without torching the barrel. Convince people a smaller case than a 6x47 by a whole tenth of an inch is going to magically mean more barrel life, with less capacity, at the same speed? Now you've got people buying new rifles because we found this year's golden chalice.

Don't worry, barrels on the shelf ready to go when you hit 1200 rounds pushing 115s to 3000 out of an even smaller case.
 

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Try 6mm Fredo.

Just ordered another 6br barrel yesterday from MH for my AI/AX. I varmint with it using 88gr Bergers and load 600-800 rounds for a shoot. Nice not having to chase the lands. Almost any load shoots .5's or better. An 88gr Berger loaded .015 off with 31.0 Varget on a 26"
#18 light varmint (Gradous) 1:10 stick yields 2989 fps with SD of 2.0 , I've not seen that in the 40 or 50 loads I've "magnetspeed" in other calibers.
 

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Get fucked dude.

It’s a joke and the name recognition will do nothing but help sales.

Also, I’m sure George isn’t making any profit at all on the gay tiger right?? I mean, since he’s doing it with all his own money, out of the kindness of his heart, just to better the sport??

Also will need you to take a video of how you walk around with that stick hanging out your ass dragging around everywhere.
“Get fucked dude?” Ahh, I have a cousin Vincent who is an unlicensed attorney. If he was standing next to me right now he would say, “You know Bang, this sounds like a ... counter offer.”
Please enlighten us. How many PRS competitors use a 6 GT? The marketing genius of two tigers fucking each other has surely convinced others that their current platforms are lacking.
Please excuse me while I run to the copyright office to secure the gay tiger logo. I’m sure it is the next swoosh or apple mark. Good thing I have an attorney to handle this for me.

Bang
 

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“Get fucked dude?” Ahh, I have a cousin Vincent who is an unlicensed attorney. If he was standing next to me right now he would say, “You know Bang, this sounds like a ... counter offer.”
Please enlighten us. How many PRS competitors use a 6 GT? The marketing genius of two tigers fucking each other has surely convinced others that their current platforms are lacking.
Please excuse me while I run to the copyright office to secure the gay tiger logo. I’m sure it is the next swoosh or apple mark. Good thing I have an attorney to handle this for me.

Bang
I've got a trademark on this one... ;)

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Okay, I’m sold. I’m going to start looking around for 6BR brass and see which variant I want to run but it’s looking like BR-A
Excellent choice.

There's a few of us on here running 6BRA. Let me know if you need any help or have any questions with the cartridge.