Fireforming accuracy in 6 BRA

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  1. jamesdmock

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    DSCF4015.JPG Actually the "BRA" to which I am referring is a 6 BRDS (made with a 6mm Norma Dasher run in short). I got it chambered Wednesday and did not have a chance to fireform brass, so I decided to go to the monthly 300 yard match and fireform the brass there. I annealed 50 rounds of Lapua brass and loaded it with 31.5 gr. of 8208 XBR and pulled 87 gr. Berger VLD bullets. I did not expect anything good except some fireformed brass. I started the match and my first 2 sighters were low and right. After a scope adjustment and a couple more sighters, I went to the record and my second shot went high and right for a nine. I did not chase that shot but continued with the same hold. That was my only round that did not score a 10......nobody was more surprised than I. The last target was plagued by terrible mirage but I got lucky and the bullets found the center. Amazing...…. James
     
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    Nice Shooting at 300 there James !!

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    What twist? thanks
     
  4. jamesdmock

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    My equipment was a BAT model B, (with Terry Leonard stock) Brux 8 twist, 28 inches, Vortex Golden Eagle/Kelbly mounts & rings, Sinclair rest, Federal 205 primers, Berger 87 gr. hunting VLD and 31.5 gr. of IMR 8208 XBR. The barrel was chambered by my friend Murry Crowe.
     
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    Matt Owens Shot fire form loads at a match in Memphis 600 yards. Gun shot very well I think he came in 3rd and almost won small group.

    Bart
     
  6. Nature Boy

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    I’m shooting my new rifle’s fire forming load for the first time in a 600 F Class match tomorrow. I’ll let you know how it does. It’s 1/4” at 100 with boring regularly so I’m hopeful
     
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    I was there and had to shoot through that same mirage on the 3rd round...and it can NOT have been luck....let's call it experience, skill, aptitude, commitment....but NOT luck!

    Great shooting, James!!

    That's Doc Jones from Vicksburg MS on the left....who shot 286-2x with a factory 6.5 Creedmoor.

    George
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  8. Nature Boy

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    Shot my 6BRA for the first time in an F Class competition this weekend using my fire forming loads consisting of 105 Berger BT Target bullets, 30.0g Varget, Remington 7 1/2 primer.

    25 rounds at 600, 5 sighters and 20 for record

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    It scored a 198 x7
     

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