Which of these 3 would you recommend for 300/600 yd. Benchrest?

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  1. jamesdmock

    jamesdmock Gold $$ Contributor

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    I was recently asked for a recommendation for a cartridge that did not require neck turning and minimum work that could win at 300 and 600 yards. If this was presented to you, what would you recommend. They are from left to right 6 BR, 6BR-AI, and 6mm Dasher. Thanks
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    The top is still the 6BR.
     
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    6BR-AI !!!!
     
  5. cmillard

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    Either the 6BR or AI version
     
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  6. nfa1eab

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    Out to 600 yards, a 6 BR is hard to beat, and no fireforming/custom dies hocus pocus. Accuracy trumps speed every time.
     
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    BR or BRA, both will work well at those distances.
     
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    If neck turning is too much of a chore then fire forming definitely is. Straight 6BR.
     
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    That was my recommendation. The shooter in question is not a novice and has turned many case necks and fireformed a lot of cases. He just wanted something that was quick and easy...plus accurate. Also, he chambers his own barrels and said that he believed that he should try the 6 BR and if he didn't like that , he could always chamber it for a larger cartridge. Thanks, James Mock
     
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    BRA doesn't need fireformed. All it's doing is changing shoulder angle. It will headspace on 6 BR shoulder. But it gives more velocity to help with wind. Matt
     
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    When you blow the shoulder out and straighten the taper, you are fireforming. It is not as dramatic as is the Dasher, but it does need to be shot at least once before it is match ready. Good shooting, James PS- I have shot all three cartridges in 600 yard competition.
     
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  12. stacy

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    YEP !!!!!! :D
     
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    The BRA is not an automatic winner for the average shooter. There are many around here, including me, that do better with our Dashers.

    For your distances, stock BR. Cheaper, factory brass, no fire forming, good performance and great accuracy for the average quality shooter. Did I say cheaper!!! I am over 400 rds. in my BRA right now and still do not have a good load and need to fireform more. Stuff happens.

    I say - BR.
     
  14. Dusty Stevens

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    Straight BR at 600 and down
     
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    I've cut more Dasher chambers lately than anything else. Still reliable.

    I'd say choice of round isn't as important as the rest of the recipe.

    --Jerry
     
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    They will all win in the right hands! I would not want to go against Andy Who with his 6 BR or Minnie Mouse in his multiple Bra’s. In the right hands they will all dominate. No need to play the equipment race.... although it is fun and I do it! :D
     
  17. Sniper338

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    I dont think it matters... the shooter will be the factor in it.
     
  18. Don

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    Why Fire Form Brass ??

    A 6 BR will do the job all day...

    The New 6 Dasher Norm from Bullets.com will give you more if you want.
     
  19. dkhunt14

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    Cause the Lapua brass is that much better. Matt
     
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    I agree with that...but when are they going to start making it available again? :)

    I like the dasher and brx but will try a brai at some point just to give it a fair shake. I see zero reason to shoot a straight br when you have the improved versions that are not that much work to get shooting.
     
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