What a kick in the ass .22 Dasher

Discussion in '6BR, 6BR Improved & Wildcats' started by jadams, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. jadams

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    " FUN STUFF"
    I recently had a .22 Dasher built with a no turn neck and
    throated for 80 grain bullets. The rifle was built on a old
    Wichita action with a 31" Broughton 5c barrel that has an oversized Harrel's brake on it.
    It is loaded to 3330 fps. with a 80 grain A-MAX. Because I had a large stock of Norma 6Br. brass that has been what I have been shooting with. Although I did form some up with Lapua and Remington brass. It is interesting to note the two best low 2's that I have shot was with the Remington 6 Br. brass. ???

    I built it to be used for metallic varmint shooting out thru 500 yards.
    a couple of weeks ago the gunsmith/benchrest shooter that built it was shooting it at a 12" swinger 885 yards with a slight 6 to maybe 10 mph west to east crosswind. It took him 3 shots to get on target and then he tagged it 17 times in a row. When we were done shooting we drove out to the plate and he was able to cover the 17 shots with the palm of his hand.

    Yesterday at the San Gabrial club benchrest match he shot it again,minus muzzle break). I have not seen the final results yet,but he was in the middle of the pack with about a .330 agg.
    I certainly know that's not a winning score, but for it's first and only time at a benchrest match we thought id did good!

    It is a joy to shoot and makes you feel like you can reach out and touch on the range. I have not enjoyed shooting this much for years!

    From Dave Kiff, My new .22,6.5) x 47 Lapua reamer arrived today, When the 7 twist barrel gets here we'll have more fun. now I need 90 grain bullets.
    I"m fat & happy !
    John
    P.S. Your host was watching us shoot yesterday. He really enjoyed himself at the benchrest match, I'm sure he will be giving you a report Re: benchrest shooting.
     
  2. Forum Boss

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    Here's is John's Wichita Actioned Rifle and his 22 Dasher cases:

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  3. reedmosser

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    The dasher is great case. Does everything a 22-250 ackley does but only better. Better brass, less powder and better barrel life. I just built two 22 dashers one with a 6.5 twist 3 groove pacnor throated to shoot the 100 grain wildcat RBBT, and a 8 twist polyognal barrel throated to shoot 75 and 80 grain pills. The 6.5 twist is working pretty well with the 100's. I can only get 2865 FPS with the dasher but it shoots well, and does everything it needs to. The 8 twist is just getting broke in and is working ok. What powder are you using and how do you like the new 80 grain a-max. If you want to shoot the 90's your 8 twist will do it well, you don't need a 7 twist unless you want to shoot the 100 grain wildcats. Good luck and good shooting
     
  4. Ogre6br

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    What brand is that ammo box???

    Where do you get em from??

    Later
    p
     
  5. Wild_Bill

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    Looks like a J&J 100 BR Taipan in Qld import them into Australia.

    Cheers Bill
    Australia

    PS very nice looking rifle
     
  6. Ogre6br

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    Thanks Wbill.

    P
     
  7. jadams

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    Ogre6br.
    Wild_Bill was correct: the BR. boxes are made by
    J & J Products co. Part# BR-100W
    El Monte, Ca. USA., 800 ) 927-8361

    reedmosser:
    I'm using 35.2 grn. of H-4350. Other posts on this forum
    have reported using a heavy er load but my gun gets a stiff bolt
    at 35.7. I have also tried VV-160 and Norma N-204 with good
    results. Varget and 203-B were good for forming the brass
    but much too fast with the 80 grn bullets.

    You asked about the 80 gn. V-max. If I could get a supply I
    would use them exclusively. The boxes I had were a pre-
    production samples. I thought they were fantastic, But my
    understanding is that the bullet engineers wanted to make
    some changes before releasing the bullets. The changes have
    been made and the bullets are now in production. I'm sure they will release them as soon as they get a good supply.

    I also have had excellent results with the Berger 80's
     
  8. Northman

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    Do you have a better picture of that action? :) Looks interesting.

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  9. jb1000br

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    Looks like a shilen

    JB
     
  10. skeetlee

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    That action is a Wichita 3 lug. I hate them. Lol. Most love them!!!
     
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    For sure, want one badly :D
     
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    By being more effecient!!! Matt
     
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    Bless your heart! Now you can join the ranks of fgulley. Bye,bye.
     
  16. 4xforfun

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    You know, I hate to say it, but i gotta side with whatshisface on this one. I was talking with Clay Spencer about this very topic a while back, and I was talking about a "more efficiant case". From what I got from the conversation was that as in anything, there aint no free lunch. His point was that yes, you can shoot just as fast with abc (smaller) cartrige as you can with xyz (larger) cartridge, but you are doing so at higher PSI. And yes, you can argue that there are no PSI signs, but that goes directly to case strength (by design or by better quality materials)....the PSI WILL BE HIGHER WITH THE SMALLER CASE, all else being equal.

    Again, this was my "take" on the conversation.

    Thoughts?

    Tod
     
  17. 4xforfun

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    Rows of 6 vs 5.....it must be metric!! ;)

    Tod
     
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    Ya think:rolleyes:
     
  19. BoydAllen

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    If I can shoot the same velocity with less powder and without pressure related problems, then by my definition that case is more efficient. Some brass is tougher. Apples for apples, cases that take small primers can take more pressure than those with large pockets in the same caliber. Minimum taper sharp shoulder designs control headspace better and have less bolt thrust, allowing them to be run hotter without primers flatteningprimers as much or bolt lift becoming an issue. I think that we all know that the pressure is higher when we do this. The question is whether that pressure is a problem. Some PPC shooters routinely run very high pressures without problems. This is not a recommendation, but they do. They are also some of the most knowledgeable reloaders and their example should not be followed by by most shooters.
     
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  20. BoydAllen

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    I was under the impression that the comparison was between a .22 Dasher and a standard .22-250. Yes, the .22-250 AI is a different situation. Good cases abound, but without reforming can you name me a small primer .22-250 case source?
     

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