6mm Dasher - Any one using this cartridge

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6mm Dasher - Any one using this cartridge

#1 Postby bobeager » Wed Apr 05, 2006 1:22 pm

Have a new 6mm barrel on the way. Looking at the 6mm Dasher. Wilson now make the dies. Any feedback welcome, particulaly info on Reamer Specs/source and experience with Case Forming.

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#2 Postby bruce moulds » Wed Apr 05, 2006 6:53 pm

hi bob,
try wild bill. he has done a lot of homework on this case, & swears by it. knows about reamers etc.
try to find him on benchrest central website, probably in the 1000 yd section, as he is apparently banned from this site because of some personal litigous problem which has nothing to do with the majority of users of this site.
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#3 Postby Ackley Improved » Wed May 10, 2006 8:09 pm

I had one built not long ago.

Am I happy with it.. Extremely!
Is it easy to load for.. Extremely!
Would I have it chambered again.. Of course.

Fireforming loads shoot very well, and when doing a ladder test could not pick which load was better. I have settled on 33.5g of RL-15, but will back off a bit when the weather heats up!

Used the false shoulder method for fireforming. It does take a fair bit of prep work. lapua 6mmBR brass is excellent.

I am using Redding dies.

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#4 Postby AlanF » Wed May 10, 2006 10:01 pm

AI,

Can I ask for more details please? Whose reamer? What neck size? Do your Redding dies include a body die, and have you needed it?

Thanks

Alan

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#5 Postby Paul Janzso » Thu May 11, 2006 12:29 am

Get in contact with Geoff Grenfell , 0400598905.

He has several 6mm style chamber reamers, 6mm br, dasher and is having a 6x47 reamer on the way.

He knows what throat size to give for particular projectiles etc.

Cheers
Paul
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#6 Postby RAVEN » Thu May 11, 2006 1:05 am

Ackley Improved
and when doing a ladder test could not pick which load was better.

What distance did you do your ladder test at :?:

Pest Bird is that 6X47SM or 6.5X47Lapua necked down to 6mm :?:

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#7 Postby Paul Janzso » Thu May 11, 2006 9:35 am

Hi Raven

It is the 6x47 Lapua, 6.5x47 Lapua necked down to 6mm.

Get my new rifle today and will be shooting it on Sunday.
I got a leave pass from mum, we are taking her out Saturday.

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PJ
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#8 Postby RAVEN » Thu May 11, 2006 10:04 am

Good luck Sunday Paul :)
Unfortunately I will not be there :cry:
Make sure some one gets the results and post them to Events
Cheers
RB

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#9 Postby JB » Thu May 11, 2006 3:12 pm

Does any one know what the barrel life of the dasher is compared to the normal 6mm BR?

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#10 Postby RAVEN » Thu May 11, 2006 5:13 pm

I would say less
Wild Bill is using one U can PM him on the Benchrest.com 1000yd forum
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#11 Postby Ackley Improved » Fri May 12, 2006 10:17 am

Ok

Reamer is Shane Clancy's, and neck is .265.
Have not needed to use the body die yet, but I did notice at melbourne that one round was a little hard on bolt lift. Just the one though???

Redding makes all the dies. I use a 6mmbr Compe. seater with the sleeve reamed, a Type S NK and a Type S FL.

The ladder test was shot at 250m, and 14 out of the 18 shots went under a 20cent coin. The other 4 where so darn close however! I would a have full 1 grain of powder where I could load across and have extremely good acurracy.

After I did the ladder test I fireformed a few more cases at 250m and these all went into around the inch mark.

This little round is quite amazing.

Barrel life I hope is around 2000-2500.

Just think of using around 33.3 grains of powder pushing a 107MK at 3000 to 3100fps. Efficient!!!!

The barrel is a Hart, and I do not know if its just the barrel or the caliber but it cleans super quick. The first couple of times I cleaned it (after running barrel in) I did not feel I was cleaning the barrel as bugger all copper was coming out.

I refuse now to clean during a match, unless I see accuracy fall off, but I doubt that very much!

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AI

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#12 Postby RAVEN » Fri May 12, 2006 11:15 am

Hi AI doing a ladder at 250 is toooo close
I do mine at 500m and the nodes can be distinctly seen I don't worry to much about windage just elevation

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Re: 6mm Dasher - Any one using this cartridge

#13 Postby AlanF » Wed May 17, 2006 12:47 pm

bobeager wrote:Have a new 6mm barrel on the way. Looking at the 6mm Dasher. Wilson now make the dies. Any feedback welcome, particulaly info on Reamer Specs/source and experience with Case Forming.

Bob,

I won't hijack your other thread, but I'd be interested to hear about what you've now decided in terms of reamers, dies and brass etc?

Alan

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Thanks You

#14 Postby bobeager » Tue May 30, 2006 1:49 pm

Thank you to all who have provided info and assistance. Reamer has arrived and the dies are on the way. I am looking forward to the new toy.

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#15 Postby AlanF » Tue May 30, 2006 7:38 pm

Hope it all goes well Bob. I think I'll go 6BR - I have the 6.5x284 for the longs, (or shorts if it cuts up rough), and a 6BR should be good for the shorts (and the longs if conditions are easy) :) !

The Dasher should be a great all-round cartridge, as well as being cheap to run.

Alan


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