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Old January 12, 2021, 03:44 PM   #1
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Im thiking of a 6mm Dasher for the grand kids.

I have 2 grandsons in the far north of Michigan. They have a lot of acreage to learn how to shoot. I believe they have it all up there. I started of with a Red rider. I want them to have a opportunity to learn how to hit the target wile they are young.

A 6mm Dasher in a solid built Bolt Action would give them the chance. Normally I would look for a Rem. 700 but I'm too late. Are there any suggestion's?
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Old January 12, 2021, 03:51 PM   #2
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There are literally millions of Remington 700s out there, especially right after deer season like now. 6mm Dasher wouldn't be my first choice for a rifle for youngsters, I would choose something that is commercially available like 243 or 6mm Creedmore so they aren't limited in their options. Years ago a friend of mine picked up a Sako in 22PPC. Great shooter, absolutely fantastic. Then he ran out of ammo and it just sat, he shot his 223 more because he could get ammo easily when he wanted it So he traded it. So, nothing wrong with a 6mm Dasher, but think of it from the kids' point of view.
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Old January 12, 2021, 07:16 PM   #3
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good point

Kind of like the old 22 k hornet, 358 Win. or even 16 gage. All excellent but cant just pick them up at the local shop. The 6mm creedmoor should be around for a wile. So then it seams to me the Remington's only handle 243 the 6CR is the bolt I will be looking for. Ruger came out with one in 6CR a few years ago but I think they discontinued it. I have a Savage 10T that is one heck of a tight shooter but it also is in the 12Lb. area. I watch some of the gun webb sights and I'm not sure If the rifles are available at this time. I should just go hunting on line again to find what I like. Thanks for your input.
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Old January 12, 2021, 08:40 PM   #4
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I agree with scorch. Have you considered the 6.5 grendel? I wouldn't consider it a wildly popular mainstream cartridge, but it is not as esoteric as the 6mm dasher. Factory ammunition and brass are available. Also, the grendel should provide significantly less recoil than either of the creedmoors. The last I knew, Howa, Ruger, and CZ offer bolt action rifles for the 6.5 grendel. The problem will be finding any of them during this panic.

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Old January 12, 2021, 09:09 PM   #5
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6mm Creedmoor and look at Howa, I really like mine
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Old January 12, 2021, 09:13 PM   #6
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fwiw the 6.5 grendel is a absolute joy to shoot. i have been a 243 fan since the seventies, sav99 was my first center fire gun.
... but alas i am a borderline geezer so noise and any kind of recoil is bothersome. i am resizing 762 x 39 brass using 140 grain exposed lead tip bullets with almost any medium speed powder in my ruger. darn thing shoots ten shot groups like no other sporter i own. just saying (btw 6 creedmoor is awesome but man is it noisy) good luck.....bobn
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Old January 12, 2021, 09:53 PM   #7
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You only live once--I say get the dasher.
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Old January 13, 2021, 08:22 AM   #8
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I would do the dasher. As to brass, I shoot Sako 22ppc and you can buy brass.

https://www.grafs.com/catalog/category/categoryId/623

http://benchrest.com/showthread.php?...rass-questions
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Old January 13, 2021, 10:33 AM   #9
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Giving a rifle chambered in a wildcat cartridge to youngsters who don't have any experience with them or even live with you makes no sense, if you want a Dasher get it for yourself and get them a rifle in a factory cartridge chambering.
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Old January 13, 2021, 02:11 PM   #10
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6 dasher will be a good place to start loading. The kids Father started around 5 years old. Although he needs to get back into it.


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Old January 13, 2021, 03:29 PM   #11
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I believe you can simply fireform 6 BR norma--in fact just fire the cartridge straight-up like you can fire a 280 Remington in a 280 AI.
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Old January 13, 2021, 06:59 PM   #12
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With primers... hard to find. It is going to be hard to find any reloading equipment for quite a wile with coved 19 slowing our lives down and I hope politicks cool down.
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Old January 14, 2021, 09:09 AM   #13
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With the dumpster fire called politics, i don't foresee any letup in the future on firearms, ammo, or components.
And with the kids not living with you, reloading may or may not be an option.
Hence i'd probably lean towards a readily commercially available option. But i don't know what that would be right now.
While the 6 Dasher is a fine cartridge, don't over look the 6BR.
And you can find guns chambered from the factory in 6BR.
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Old January 14, 2021, 05:33 PM   #14
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std7mag you also make a good point. I thank all for your input.
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So, why not just get a .243. Win? What would be the advantage to the Dasher? Given the more commonly available.243 and no real difference performance wise I am curious why?
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