6mmbr good caliber for 250-400yrd clay shooting??

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  1. kubitza123

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    Looking to possibly buy a used rifle or build one for clay shoots here in TX.

    Is 6mmbr a good choice for this?

    Looking for something with lower recoil, does decent in wind and doesn't cost a fortune to shoot with good barrel life.

    Any suggestion on calipers etc welcome thanks Mark.
     
  2. FroggyOne2

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    I would be more in favor of the 223, but then I am a lil biased too!
     
  3. 280man

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    Ive done a few of these matches and in my opinion a 6.5 x 47 is a very good choice. A BR with 105's isn't bad if your a good wind reader.
     
  4. REDGUN

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    If you are talking about Graham and Spanish Fort, I shoot a lot of these match's also. 6BR/6 Dasher is the most common rounds used.

    The 6.5 x 47L would be another good one.
     
  5. GSPV

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    The 300 yard varmint league that we shoot in the winter here uses a target with a 1.5" X ring. It takes 15 or 16 out 20 possible Xs to be in the running. 19 is the club record.

    The field is dominated by 10 twist 6 BRs shooting the 90 gr Berger BT.

    400 might add a whole different dimension. Don't know.
     
  6. fdshuster

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    Our local Varmint for score match's are fired at distances as close as 100 yards & meters, and as far as 500 meters. The vast majority of cartridges used is the 6ppc (with 30BR's starting to appear more often), for 300 and closer, and 8 twist 6 BR's for the longer distances.

    At one recent longer distance match out to 500 meters, the top 6 places were occupied by 6 BR's.

    I see 223's being used in the factory classes, along with 308's, 6.5x284's, 243's but seldom in Custom class. When winning scores of 240 out of a possible 250, with high X counts are taking the Custom class, the Factory class will be won with scores of 210 to 220.
     
  7. Erik Cortina

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    The 6BR will work just fine. If it's a good deal buy it and you can always rebarrel it later. I will start attending some of these shoots with my 6.5x47 Lapua.
     
  8. Steve Blair

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    Above posters (even Erik!) are right, a 6BR or variant, or the 6.5X47L would be fine choices. I shoot a 6BR in a local 300 yard F-Class match and it performs very well. Tough to beat the combination of great accuracy and low recoil at 300-400 yards.
     
  9. fultonbig9

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    For what you will be using it for, I would use a 6br also and sleep like a baby worrying about it.
     
  10. JoeDuke

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    Mark, In our shoots, the bigger guns are way more successful with the 6.5x284 having more wins by a wide margin. In calm air, the 6br does real well but the wind always seems to blow for us. The sixes have had success in the 250 yard matches. But, the higher bc bullets do give you an edge.

    joe
     
  11. GSPV

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    Pretty much eliminates the boomers, right there. 6 BR or one of the improved versions. Maybe 6.5 x 47 Lapua. You'd have to give it a try to see about the recoil.
     
  12. savagedasher

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    We shoot 5''round steel gongs at 575 yd Our match today we shoot 15 times dasher was first 15 hits seconds was brx 15 hits third was a straight 6 BR 14 hits. 6mm or some form of always win. Larry
     
  13. Erik Cortina

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    What other calibers were there?
     
  14. savagedasher

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    Most were 6mm we use to have more shooting bigger 284 260 7mm and 300. They have went to the 6mm.A year ago the big guns were king. Back then 14 hits won now 15 just gets you in a shoot off. I think we have had 43 its in a row. It was in a shoot off one run out of bullets at 37 and he went to 43 and run out. We started a new AR class today at 8'' he did 15 straight with a dasher AR.
     
  15. Erik Cortina

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    That explains this. ;D

     
  16. savagedasher

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    6 MM BR 6 brx 6 dasher 6cm 6-47 Accuracy and lite recoil will normally beat high recoil and BC
    Larry
     
  17. Tarheel Jim

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    On May 11 2013 Rodney Wagner shot a pending record group for IBS 600 yds at Piedmont Gun Club. It measured .349 and was shot with a 6 Dasher. Nuff said !

    Jim
     
  18. treeman

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    6mm super LR,6MM-284,6MM Rem. 6mm -06...hell just get a 6BR and have fun. its the easiest mid range cartridge to get shooting and low recoil +deadly accurate... what more could you want?!
     

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