Opinion? Whats the best multi caliber Rifle system?



  • So im looking to get my next Rifle and have a few dilemmas.

    Im looking at doing some PRS type shooting with it and find my reload speed with the DTA srs is slower than i would like and there 10 round mags get in the way for serious angle shooting. but i love its ability to go from 6.5x47 to 338 Lapua mag.

    What other rifle comes to mind for your wish list of multi caliber.

    Here is what i have come up with so far

    Desert Tech DTA type
    Accuracy international
    Build a custom switch barrel

    Are there any others and what are your thoughts on the diff options.



  • PRS isn't the place for switch-caliber. A match gun takes a long time to gain confidence. You need to setup a match gun and leave it alone.

    ... unless you don't really want to be competitive, you just want to go shoot one here and there to have fun. In that case, then why not get a fun barrel for your DT from us, and go have fun with the rifle you've got?!?!?

    However, if you want to be competitive, I'd say you need to have a dedicated match rifle built. A custom build from TS Customs chambered in 6BRX. Have Travis get you a Lone Peak Fuzion and a McMillan A3A with a TS #5 at 26" and a brake or shorty can. Give me a call for a TT525P for the top, and go stomp faces in.

    So the only true way to answer your question is to first find out whether you want to win, or whether you just want to go play around?



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  • Any reason for the 6mm BRX vs the other 6mm offerings? I've been told that BR cartridges are a pain to get to feed well from AICS mags.

    Correct me if I'm wrong but If I'm not mistaken the 6brx is simply a 6br case blown forward by a tenth of an inch or so.

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  • The 6BR AICS Magazine Conversion was designed to address the need for reliable feeding of short standard bolt face cartridges such as the If you have ever tried to run 6BR out of a standard un-modified AICS magazine, you were probably met with the same disappointment the rest of us were. Very unreliable feeding. This conversion is a collaboration between Primal Rights, Inc and TS Customs. Travis Stevens of TS Customs is a very accomplished PRS competitor, and has been using the small 6MM cartridges with great success for the last several years. This conversion has helped him to ensure 100% reliable feeding with the cartridges of his choice.

    The 6BR AICS conversion has been tested extensively with 6BR, 6.5 Grendel, 6 Dasher, and 6BRX. Thousands of rounds of trouble free operation have been seen with these cartridges when using our modification. There are several other cartridges that will benefit from the use of these conversions as well, though those have not been tested as thoroughly.

    http://www.primalrights.com/equipment/6br-aics-conversion

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  • Ok! Problem solved.

    Is there a advantage to the chambering over say a 6 creed or 6 lapua?

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  • 2500rnds of barrel life instead of 1100. Stable behavior across the life of the barrel instead of erratic. Extremely efficient vs grossly inefficient.



  • @ragnarnar said:

    Ok! Problem solved.

    Is there a advantage to the chambering over say a 6 creed or 6 lapua?

    Barrel life is one big advantage. I just pulled my first BRX barrel after 2100 rounds and it was still shooting 3/8. Had a big match coming up that I wasn't going to risk it on. Typical life on the 6 Creedmoor and 6x47 Lapua is 1200-1700, and most shooters will not take one to a big match with more than 800-1000 rounds on it.
    Honest accuracy and ease of load tuning is the other advantage. The little squirrel guns - BRX and Dasher - are just easy. Whether it's the right combination of high quality brass, high load density, small primer and flash hole; I'm not sure. Pretty much all the 600 and 1000 yard benchrest records have been broken or held by one of these two cartridges. Accuracy does well for the tactical rifle game.



  • @tscustoms said:

    Accuracy does well for the tactical rifle game.

    Consistent accuracy too. With the little cartridges you aren't constantly chasing the lands and tuning. Granted with the hybrids you don't have to much anyway... but it's still an issue when you're hammering 40gr+ of powder down the hole instead of a little over 30gr of a much cleaner/faster powder.



  • @orkan said:

    @tscustoms said:

    Accuracy does well for the tactical rifle game.

    Consistent accuracy too. With the little cartridges you aren't constantly chasing the lands and tuning. Granted with the hybrids you don't have to much anyway... but it's still an issue when you're hammering 40gr+ of powder down the hole instead of a little over 30gr of a much cleaner/faster powder.

    Exactly. I don't have any surprises throughout the life of the barrel. That makes life better



  • Travis do you plan on looking at the new DTACs?

    Tubb is saying that due to the design of the bullet with the rebate boattails they also help extend barrel life a little bit.

    Along with a .620 g1



  • @rhyno said:

    Travis do you plan on looking at the new DTACs?

    Tubb is saying that due to the design of the bullet with the rebate boattails they also help extend barrel life a little bit.

    Along with a .620 g1

    I have a hard time believing the part about extended barrel life due to the RBT, but yeah I've got some 7.5 twist barrels here in anticipation of trying some out. I've got a couple long throated 6CM reamers that they would likely work well in. Not expecting thunderbolts and lightning though.

    Lots of new 6mm bullets coming out now. It's nice to see. I'm excited about the 110 Sierra MatchKing and the Nosler 105 RDF



  • What method do you recommend when it comes to fire forming brass for the BRX?

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  • @ragnarnar said:

    What method do you recommend when it comes to fire forming brass for the BRX?

    I load cheap bullets long into the lands and practice barricade work or shoot critters.



  • Yeah im getting excited reading up on the 6BRX. I love when you can ask some one with real world experience and not have to chase opinion on the web for answers to questions.



  • @kobe That's a good arrangement of knowledge transfer isnt it! :)



  • Yes it is you guys have the knowledge and i have some money soon you'll have the money and ill have some of the knowledge.

    wondering whats the cost of your TS #5 at 26" barrel going to run me and what would it cost me to have you assemble once i source the rest of the parts.

    and what would be the all out cost of the full build if i didn't source anything for the below?

    Lone Peak Fuzion and a McMillan A3A with a TS #5 at 26" 6BRX caliber

    Thanks again



  • @kobe said:

    Yes it is you guys have the knowledge and i have some money soon you'll have the money and ill have some of the knowledge.

    wondering whats the cost of your TS #5 at 26" barrel going to run me and what would it cost me to have you assemble once i source the rest of the parts.

    and what would be the all out cost of the full build if i didn't source anything for the below?

    Lone Peak Fuzion and a McMillan A3A with a TS #5 at 26" 6BRX caliber

    Thanks again

    All in cost of that match gun build is going to be right at $3900. No flutes, no cerakote, no mags, no scope rings.
    That's a Lone Peak Fuzion, Benchmark Med Palma (I like this contour on my match guns), barrel install, muzzle threading, McMillan A3 Adjustable, pillar bedding, Atlas rail, Timney trigger, and Hawkins Precision detachable bottom metal.

    Glad to help and answer questions any way I can!


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