February 22nd, 2008
Scott S., aka “Sunbuilder” in our Forum, recently completed an interesting project gun. This is a lightweight, compact “calling rifle” chambered in 6mmBR. The gun features a Stiller Predator Repeater action with Lilja 1:12″ twist, #4 contour barrel. To get the short, fat 6BR rounds to feed from the magazine, Scott did the Mike Bryant Mag Conversion. Scott reports the rifle now “feeds great.” This simple conversion involves blocking the rear of the magazine and shortening the follower.
Scott’s 6BR calling rifle wears a Zeiss Conquest 3.5-10×44 scope on top. This is a nice, bright optic with a sensible magnification range for game that is normally on the move. The rifle was built by Neil Jones in Saegertown, Pennsylvania. Along with his 6BR Lilja barrel, Scott has a second barrel chambered in 6.5×47 Lapua Improved, and Scott is “thinking about doing a 20 VarTarg barrel too.” That would give him a range of three calibers, with projectiles ranging from 30 grains to 130+ grains.
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February 22nd, 2008
Hornady has released more than a dozen new products for 2008. Of particular interest to precision shooters is the new 6.5 Creedmoor Cartridge, while game hunters should check out the new 300/338 RCM cartridges.
Hornady has collected information on all its new products on a 2008 Product Web Page. On that page you can find photos and specifications, along with streaming Videos for each of the new products. If you’re a high power or cross-course shooter, definitely check out the new 6.5 Creedmoor Cartridge. The 6.5 Creedmoor was designed to allow any shooter to compete at the highest level with factory-loaded ammunition. Built for match rifles, including the Tubb 2000 and DPMS LR Series, its case is slightly shorter than the 260 Remington, eliminating any “Cartridge Overall Length” issues when using 308 Winchester length magazines. Velocities match or exceed the 6.5×47 Lapua with similar-weight bullets.
CLICK HERE for VIDEO and SPECS for 6.5 Creedmoor.
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