There is a guy here at work that had a 6mm Norma BR built for his Encore. It was custom built and he has taken it to at least 1 bench rest shoot. I think he said he placed 5th out of 19 shooters. He can shoot it under 1/2" with boring regularity. He also used Lapua brass and is real fussy with his reloads. I think he said the gun weighs in at 13 pounds or so. There is no taper to the barrel at all. It is capable of good accuracy and can deliver a VLD bullet above the sound barrier at 1000 yards. I would think that it would be a capable deer killer out to maybe 300 yards or so with proper bullets and placement. Of course it will poleaxe any varmints out a long ways.
Got a tight-necked 6mmBR built on a blueprinted Savage action by Paul Dorsey that I've never got around to shooting. Best I can remember he put a Shilen 10-twist barrel on it, Remington style, and bedded it into a SSS stock. I need to save up for a 36x scope and go shoot that thing some time.
Boy, have you got self control!!!! If I had a new rifle sitting there like yours in that cartridge, I would probably pawn the first born to get a scope to see how it shoots. Good thing my first born is married and doesn't live with here anymore.
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