My wife’s new 6br

Discussion in '6BR, 6BR Improved & Wildcats' started by Tim-o-thy, Feb 14, 2020 at 12:31 AM.

  1. Tim-o-thy

    Tim-o-thy Silver $$ Contributor

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    So my wife is switching from a 6creed to a straight br. I was wondering if any of y’all have experience with Peterson brass? I have 6bra and already shoot lapua, though maybe a different headstamp would help keep them separate, let me know what y’all think.
     
  2. std7mag

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    A different headstamp would definitly help segregate the two.

    I haven't tried Peterson yet. They haven't made brass yet for the rifles i shoot.
    They started finally making 284 Win brass, but sold exclusively through Grafs.

    I would definitely try them, but a lot of that is due to the fact that they are a fairly local company to me.
    One day i'll be able to afford Cutting Edge bullets, another local company.
     
  3. JEFFPPC

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    6br and 6bra? I sure hope you cont mix them up.
     
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    Ok, here is an idea. Use Rem 7 1/2 in one gun and different primer in the other. Gol color vs silver.
     
  5. johara1

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    One will have a .059 flash hole and one will have a .081, pretty easy to see..... jim
     
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  6. Tim-o-thy

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    Thank you guys!. I’ll order up a 100 or so Peterson’s and then at least break in the barrel to see if that flash hole makes a difference.
     
  7. Lefty Trigger

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    Norma makes good 6BR brass but inside capacity is slightly less so good load for Lapua brass will need to be reduced for Norma brass. I have been running a batch of 200 pieces of Norma for awhile now, currently on reload number 5 without issues.
     
  8. LitLBoy

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    You will be VERY happy with the Peterson.
    LitLBoy
     
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    I can't tell the difference. I have a .078 pin and it won't fit thru the Peterson flash hole. A .062 pin is a tight fit.
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    Thats good to know .... thanks......0625 is what I open the Lapua up to for uniformity.... jim
     
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    I have separate brass for sighters and record. I took a Dremel and "snicked" a really little notch in the outer section of the rim. I can't see this causing any problems ( but im not sure, if someone who knows more than me would chime in now) and its easy to spot the brass with the "snick" in the rim. maybe a help to you, maybe not. good luck either way;)
     
  12. holstil

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    I've been working with petterson brass 6brai and 243ai.
    I assume the case volume is a tad less, takes less powder to reach pressure. I load .5gn less on the 6brai from Lapua brass.

    I really like the brass. I ran a few hot during load development and was sure the primer pocket would be toast. They took the next primer nicely.

    Jim
     
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    Did same. Use my Dremel small 1" super thin cutoff disk and make a small notch on rim. All old brass is notched. Very easy to spot after sonic cleaning,etc
     
  14. Tim-o-thy

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    That’s good to hear. I’ll order this week I think.
     

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