what cartridge in a true heavygun br rifle ?

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  1. rsmithsr50

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    I have a light in 6 dasher, and would like to add a true heavy gun, not just shoot the light up one class. suggestions ?
    300 wsm ?
    300 win mag ?
    ????????
    thinking 18-22 lbs or so complete
    no super big cartridges, like my shoulder where it is.
     
  2. johara1

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    300 WSM or Dasher....... jim
     
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  3. Pawnee Bill

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    222 Remington.
     
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    If you're confident in your abilities to load the dasher, there are plenty of people who do extremely well with them in a heavy gun. @WIB3 is one of them.

    Then you will have one set of bullets, one set of dies, one case to learn, etc.

    Especially if you're planning on keeping it on the light side of a HG (as you said 18-22#)
     
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    I’ve wondered this as well, if it’s IBS 5 shots per relay then why bother setting up and gettin the tracking dialed in on a second rifle.
    Unless there is something I don’t understand, and thats’ always possible.
     
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    I don't know what your LG set-up is......I have seen a few that had the ability to add a whole lot of weight to for HG....;)

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  7. johara1

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    Your thinking 600, 1000 is 10 shots and if you shoot a t Williamsport both are 10 shots...... jim
     
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    Fine with me, I’m use to 10 shots in fact I prefer 10 shots
     
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    IBS 600 is 10 shots per relay. 2 targets X 5 shots each.
     
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    Ok fine’ it’s still 5 shots per target
     
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    Real Men shoot 10 shots in heavy gun. D
     
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  13. rsmithsr50

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    I am not sure everyone read the question.
    I DO NOT WANT TO SHOOT A DASHER AS A HEAVY GUN
    I want to shoot something different , bigger and heavier....what I WANT TO DO.
    SO YES A 300 WSM FITS, anything else ?
    anyone look at the 30prc or the 6.5 prc as a 600/1000 round ?
    I got time to work on this and collect bits and pcs.

     
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    because I want to, I want a bigger heavier gun, just to keep me happy.

     
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    It seems to me that long range benchrest cartridge selection depends on the wind conditions that you expect to experience during the match. For lighter conditions, the Dasher and 6BRA seem to be able to shoot smaller than larger cartridges, but if the conditions are more challenging then heavier bullets may prevail. This is not from any experience, but rather from looking at match results and equipment lists. It seems to me that you should shoot whatever caliber you think has the greatest probability of winning a particular match, no matter what the caliber, or rifle weight category. Switching this over to short range, if your light varmint rifle shoots smaller than your heavy varmint, would you really shoot the heavier rifle in its class if the object is to do as well as you can?
     
  16. rsmithsr50

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    this is kinda the thought, tho I would shoot it every time. to have a rifle that is bigger/heavier in bullet and case(while keeping my shoulder in place).
    shoot it all the time so I know how when needed.
    while I compete I do it for my enjoyment.
    leaning to the wsm or win mag, but going without a belt would be nice.
    thanks
     
  17. johara1

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    All I did was tell you what wins and of course you can look at the records and make your own decision. I always shot two LG. Dashers but a Dasher and a BR Imp. will work too. .... lol.... jim
     
  18. kneedtospeed

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    Hmmm......
     
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  19. SPJ

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    Last I heard a straight six did pretty well, a birdie told me a 300 WSM did ok;)
     
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    284 has had some good showings in a few br matches.
     

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