Black Hole 6X45


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GLShooter
December 31, 2011, 12:14 PM
I wanted to share my new Black Hole Weaponry 6X45 that I finished up yesterday. This one has their proprietary left handed railed upper and BCG along with a BHW 24" SS 3R fluted barrel. The barrel has their B Square fluting and is bu barrel weight under the FF tube and the front is turned to standard gas block size. I had RPG up in St. George, Utah do the upper assembly adding the JP adjustable block for my load work.

The lower is a Kaiser Defense that I put together a few weeks ago. I chose the Geissele High Sped Match Trigger as I want use this one in the short range 600 yard F-class matches here in town and on the PD's up north.

I made the brass up with Winchester commercial cases using my Dillon 650 to deprime, size trim and expand them at one setting. I finished them off using various tools to do all the match prep to the cases as I want to give this one every opportunity to perform.

Black Hole Weaponry has the motto of "No Escape". We all know that in astronomy they tel us a black hole won't even allow light to escape thanks to the gravitational pull. THe shading and coloer on this one all fixed up seems to absorb light just like a true balck hole. A very subdued and understated piece of equipment. The dust cover says it all and I believe it will set the tone for performance.


The brass in process.

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The rifle sans scope.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj42/GLShooter/BLACK%20HOLE%206X45/DSC04329.jpg

My thoughts via laser

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The JP gas block and a peak at the B Square fluting

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I'll be posting more as this one starts to develop. Enjoy.

Greg

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Waywatcher
December 31, 2011, 03:08 PM
Very cool.

I have been interested in the 6x45 cartridge. Where do you recommend looking for information and data?

LoonWulf
December 31, 2011, 03:40 PM
very nice looking rifle. Hodgdons site list 6x45loads, as do Hornady and Sierra manuals (might be older ones). I have a pet load for my 6x47 shooting 70 nosler balistic tips or w748, that has proven phenomenal on our 60ish pound feral goats.

gunner69
December 31, 2011, 03:49 PM
I have been shooting the 6mm/.223 (the 6x45) since the early 70s, and it has served me well. Reloading it is a snap and all the mags for the 5.56 work in it. Anything shot at within 300 yards should be a snap, as this round was used for match shooting in its early life. For a great listing of loads for it check out http://www.loaddata.com

GLShooter
December 31, 2011, 05:00 PM
I built my first one for heavy steel targets at IPSC matches. I've shot it quite a few sniper matches over the last twenty years and it has never let me down. This new one will let me get in to F-class shooting and I am excited about that.

Greg

Float Pilot
December 31, 2011, 05:16 PM
I have a Black Hole Weaponry 24 inch barrel on my 6.8mm AR. They make a VERY NICE product. And I actually had the barrel at my house within 10 days of my phone call...

helotaxi
December 31, 2011, 05:20 PM
Just looked carefully at the upper. Does the dust cover interfere with the bolt catch? I think that dust cover there would drive me nuts.

GLShooter
December 31, 2011, 05:32 PM
Actually I cut the top down off a standard one and the cover drops down to normal height. BHW is getting some extended ones that will come back toward the shooter but their supplier is doing a POOR job in fulfilling their order. If their supplier fails to produce I have DPMS extended bolt catch that will be uber-easy to rework even with my limited mechanical skills.

Shooting left handed it is surprising in that I can extend my trigger finger up and hit the release. I was very surprised how much quicker it is with that set up.

Greg

GLShooter
December 31, 2011, 05:36 PM
I agree Float Pilot they are super. Mine took a tad longer as it was a custom with the bull/standard configuration and the fluting. I think it looks pretty sharp with the blackening treatment.

Greg

W.E.G.
December 31, 2011, 05:47 PM
My nephew was asleep in the woods with my 6x45 when a large doe made a ruckus, and woke him up.

He sat up with the rifle, and shot the doe in the neck.

The doe dropped dead like turning of a switch.

helotaxi
December 31, 2011, 05:56 PM
Shooting left handed it is surprising in that I can extend my trigger finger up and hit the release. I was very surprised how much quicker it is with that set up.It falls right under my trigger finger, but I have pretty big hands. I stopped noticing the brass flying in front of my face a long time ago and I like to be able to single load from the right side of the rifle. It would take too much doing at this point for me to swap over to a left eject upper.

GLShooter
December 31, 2011, 06:04 PM
I got this one on a whim to test for BHW. I have, lets say, more than a few right handed AR's from tiny to big and I have never had an issue shooting them left handed. I own about 10 bolt guns and only one is left handed yet I don't find converting over to pure south paw any major effort.

I am going to get another LH upper and will probably do a 20 Practical or a 6.8X6 wildcat in the near future.

Greg

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