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October 3rd, 2007

Whitley's NEW 6mmAR "Turbo" — 105s at 2850+ fps in AR15

Robert Whitley has developed the very accurate “6mmAR” cartridge based on Lapua 6.5 Grendel brass necked down to 6mm. This round is optimized for the AR15 platform, and provides excellent performance with 105-108gr bullets, with ballistics that beat both the .223 Rem and the 6.5 Grendel. Robert offers complete 6mmAR uppers for the AR platform through his website.

Whitley’s INFO PAGE for 6mmAR TURBO

Not content with the success of the plain 6mmAR, Robert has created a new wildcat, the “6mmAR Turbo”. By moving the shoulder forward (while retaining its 30° angle), Robert has designed a case that delivers more velocity. The 6mmAR Turbo can push a 105gr 6mm match bullet to 2850+ fps. This rivals the performance of the larger 6mmBR cartridge, in a round better suited for the AR platform, with less both thrust and better feeding from the magazine.

6mmAR Turbo Whitley

Robert tells us: “I have been testing the ‘6mmAR Turbo’, which is an ‘improved’ version of the 6mmAR. The Turbo definitely has a good bit more speed. For a guy wanting to shoot plain bullets out of an AR-15, it appears somewhere between 2850 -2900 fps for a bullets like the Berger 105 VLD is a realistic number. With moly bullets, probably a bit more is possible. For the chrono work, all bullets were plain (no moly) and I pushed it to see where was a realistic upper end. I think about 2900 fps with naked 105 Bergers is a ‘practical max’. I could probably go to 2950 with plain (non moly) bullets, but I think that would be too hard on the brass.”

6mmAR Turbo Chronograph

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October 3rd, 2007

ShootingUSA Expands to One Full Hour — Reloading Tips This Week

Now in its 15th season, ShootingUSA expands to one full hour of TV coverage on the Outdoor Channel. The one-hour programming block will likely be listed in cable and satellite menus as two programs: “Shooting USA” and “Sighting In With Shooting USA”, or just “Sighting In”. Shooting USA Executive Producer Jim Scoutten notes: “We’re very pleased to be part of Outdoor Channel’s increased commitment to America’s 70 million gun owners and sport shooters. Wednesday is the destination night for non-stop gun action.” (In addition to ShootingUSA, Guns & Ammo TV, and American Rifleman TV appear on Wednesday night.)

Outdoor Channel Wednesday

The Shooting USA hour-long block will air twice, early and late, on Wednesday Evenings:

• Eastern Time – 8:30 PM and 12:30 AM
• Central Time – 7:30 PM and 11:30 PM
• Mountain Time – 6:30 PM and 10:30 PM
• Pacific Time – 5:30 PM and 9:30 PM

RCBS ReloadingThis week, ShootingUSA’s second half-hour segment will feature an introduction to Cartridge and Shotshell Reloading with RCBS factory expert Allan Jernigan (General Manager). Jernigan will explain both single-stage and progressive press reloading. For cartridge reloading, topics include: Inspecting Brass, Case Prep, Lubing Cases, Expanding/Resizing, Priming, Powder Delivery, and Bullet Seating.

Shooting USA Reloading Tips

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