June 20th, 2008

Canadian 6-6.5×47 Tackdriver

The folks at Adams Lake Rifle Barrels in Chase, British Columbia, Canada have crafted a 6-6.5×47 tackdriver that is both accurate AND affordable. Smithed by Mick McPhee, the rifle is built on a blue-printed Remington XR-100 action, with custom recoil lug and Jewell. The barrel is a 28″, 4-groove, 8-twist Krieger, in a #17 Heavy Varmint contour. The complete project including the new XR100 action, was less than $2000 (Canadian) not counting scope and “Ski” bipod. The rifle was chambered with a Whitley 6mmHot reamer, and is fitted with a 12-42×56 BR model Nightforce in Leupold QRW rings on a Ken Farrell base.

Adams Lake Rifle Barrels is an authorized Canadian source for Krieger barrels. How accurate are Kriegers? Shown below is a 3-shot .094” group shot at 110 meters during load development of the 6-6.5X47.

Adams Lake also supplied a 6mm Krieger barrel for Forum member M. Thibault’s new 6mmBR rifle, shown below. This handsome gun is a Barnard-actioned 6BR Norma with a Krieger 1:8″ twist, with a modified #17 contour, 1” muzzle diameter. The gun has proven to be phenomenally accurate. Right out of the box, with limited time for load development, Thibault put it in the winner’s circle. Shooting in only his second-ever rifle match, Thibault steered this rifle to first place in the KTSA Spring 300M shoot.

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