New 6BRA build for field use

Discussion in '6BR, 6BR Improved & Wildcats' started by Flatfishhunter, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. Flatfishhunter

    Flatfishhunter

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    I just got a Deviant Hunter action, and would like to use it for a 6mm build that would be used for hunting Coyotes and possibly Antelope. I currently reload for 6BR (for 600 yd. competition) and would like to stick with a 6mm for this build. I've read quite a bit hear about the 6BRA and am interested in giving it a try.
    I'm thinking of useing the Sierras SPT 85gr for the Coyotes (hopefully they won't be too hard on the pelts), and preferably 105's for the Antelope. I currently use a 1:7.5 twist and am confident this would work nicely for the heavier bullets, but would it also work well for the lighter ones? Thanks.
     
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  2. Rushty

    Rushty Gold $$ Contributor

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    Ive shot 87gn VMax and Nosler 70gn Ballistic Tips from straight BR and Dasher 8 twists and they shot fine.. Very dead foxs and Rabbits!!! Cant see why the BRA wouldn't perform well.
     
  3. Willow

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    Magazine feeding for the 40 degree shoulder will probably be your biggest issue but if you have modified mags then you'll probably be ok.
     
  4. dkhunt14

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    The biggest problem with the 6BR family is usually ejection issues. Not sure about your action. The 85 Grain HPBT GAMEKING is deadly on deer. Wouldn't see why it wouldn't work on Antelope. Might be a Lot of pelt damage with the 85 Grain bullets. Matt
     
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  5. idahoorion

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    dkhunt14, regarding ejection, is there a good fix for a 700 action? I have shortened the ejector spring a bit, if I cycle the action pretty fast the case hits the back of the port and comes out either sideways or forward, if I go slow it usually stays in the rifle facing the wrong way. Also does a Sako or M16 extractor help this? I wouldn't be opposed to doing that if it's a fix. 6 dasher in this case.

    thanks
    Idahoorion
     
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  6. dkhunt14

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    Usually a Sako will fix it. A Sako pulls up and away and doesn't let the case go into the raceways. Matt
     
  7. LRPV

    LRPV Jason Walker Gold $$ Contributor

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    Defiance with a m16 or mini m16 whatever it's called works just fine pulling and ejecting a dasher.
     
  8. idahoorion

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    thanks dkhunt14 and LRPV! I'll investigate those options further.

    Idahoorion
     

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