Would've addressed this in my previous post, but this only appeared once I submitted that one.What is the max distance you are comfortable shooting a 6br?
Remember that you are getting glowing reports on how far they have shot the 6BR but, looking at both's location and having personal experience with 6BR, I will say you're likely not going to have best results at the same distances. They are at much higher altitude than you at Strategic Edge. I've seen the 6BR do amazing things out at 1,000 yards more than once but it really starts to run out of steam past there, especially here in the thicker air and lower elevations. Just my thoughts. Take them for what they cost you.Good to hear. My range goes out to 1250 but I'd like to spend most of my time at 600-1000.
If there is much mirage it's hard to see them on white painted steel. I could make out that I was getting a nice group though
I can see steel swing at 1,000 yards as long as I'm not using massive plates. On a full sized IPSC you could still see it moving after impact at that range. On a 30" square plate at 1,200 yards it was significantly more difficult, but you could still see it if you were looking carefully.
The Savages are the only factory offering I know of. That said, you can buy a Shilen or Criterion barrel and a nice stainless nut for ~$380 from Northland Shooters Supply and make just about any rifle out there (if it has Savage or Remington threads and a normal bolt) into a 6BR in about 5-10 minutes. I headspaced mine off virgin brass and it still shot great, just had tight headspace compared to the SAAMI spec.Seems like except for a few Savage factory 6BR's, if one wanted to get into the 6BR game you would have to build one, right?
Both the 6BR and 6.5 Grendel seem like interesting cartridges.
This is for just a barreled action, no scope base, trigger etc.Thanks all for the info. Maybe buying a SA Rem 700 action alone and then purchasing a barrel and nut might be the way to go without breaking the bank. I'm looking for something with a bit more range to hit paper and steel than my .223 Rem 700 SPS Tac (in a B&C stock with a 510 trigger).