6BR First Match

Discussion in '6BR, 6BR Improved & Wildcats' started by ballisticdaddy, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. ballisticdaddy

    ballisticdaddy Silver $$ Contributor

    Feb 26, 2017
    I have combed through this forum for many days trying to absorb as much information as possible on this cartridge. Ordered up a Brux 4 groove 30" bull barrel, Defiance Deviant single shot RBLP action, Bix-n-Andy trigger and brought it all to my gunsmith (Mark Chesebro) along with a dummy round.

    A few weeks later shipped the barreled action off to Alex Sitman to have one of his new open class stocks inlet and bedded for my barreled action. The hardest part seemed to be the wait which ended up being close to 6 months from beginning to end.

    Took the virgin brass, expanded the necks and seated the 105 hybrids over 30.0 grains of Varget. Broke in the barrel last weekend and did a seating depth test with the last 50 rounds and it seemed to like just touching the lands. Loaded the other 100 pieces of virgin brass to the above numbers and drove to my first match with this rifle.

    It took exactly 4 sighter shots to strike a dead center X and then went for record. This was the first time I have ever shot a clean 200 with 11 x's and finished the match with a 591-29X. I do not even have a classification at Mid Range but was extremely pleased with the accuracy especially with the lack of load development.

    The point of this post was to thank the contributing members for sharing the information that made this build possible and successful. I am now looking forward to dialing in the load for this rifle and cant seem to keep the smile off my face moving forward.

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  2. 1911mag

    1911mag Gold $$ Contributor

    Sep 23, 2015
    Congrats on first shoot at Mid Range. That is a good start and I can relate. I also had a 6BRA chambered this year and owe a lot to the people on site that help with opinions and knowledge. I can warn you it is addicting and already bought another stock for next build.
    Congrats again!
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  3. walker2713

    walker2713 Gold $$ Contributor

    Jan 16, 2011
    Great report...thanks for posting.
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  4. Evlshnngns


    Nov 11, 2016
    Fine shooting, and nice lookin rifle! I really like the stock.
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  5. Rushty

    Rushty Gold $$ Contributor

    Nov 28, 2013
    Very nice rifle indeed..
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  6. dbduff

    dbduff Gold $$ Contributor

    Mar 5, 2013
    You may be realizing just how addicting this exercise can be. Sky's the limit-good shooting!
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  7. rckendall

    rckendall Gold $$ Contributor

    Oct 23, 2016
    This is a very nice rifle to look at, but even more impressive is watching it shoot. I watched him shoot well over 50 rounds and there was no need to touch the joystick between shots. That must be like a dream?

    PM sent.
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  8. Don

    Don Gold $$ Contributor

    May 24, 2007
    Job Well Done …….

    I have your stocks half brother from Alex . They are a thing of Art..
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