Author Topic: 6.5x 47 LAPUA  (Read 2090 times)

rhinoridr

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6.5x 47 LAPUA
« on: November 11, 2012, 05:57:22 PM »
New to the form ,I have been looking at getting a new rifle and this round has been catching my interest.I know that a Rem. 260 or a260AI is close to this round. I would would be using this rifle for deer/varmit hunting and of course target shooting.I would like some feed back from other members that have /or shoot this round, as to type of gun,barrel length,rate of twist etc,etc. 

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Re: 6.5x 47 LAPUA
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2012, 06:31:32 PM »
Welcome to the game!

rhinoridr

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Re: 6.5x 47 LAPUA
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2012, 10:03:30 AM »
Thanks for the reply JustinC. yes lots to think about,I have been reading reviews about this caliber and some of the other 6mm/6.5 mm other calibers out there/lots of different combinations .I like the improved calibers ,like you mention there is less case work once they are fire-form.what length barrel would you go with? and who would you recommend to have a gun built with.Do you have any experience with Ron Smiths gain twist barrels,I was thinking of trying one of these barrels,besides it is built here in Alberta.As I read on the 6mm dasher there seems to a bit of playing with the cases to get them perfected/I shoot a gun that I have that  to fire form brass for   but you also have to ream the 6mm dasher brass necks to seat the bullets ,is that that what you have to do with yours?What do you use this rifle primary for?Lots of questions come to mine so bare with me,as I type more things come to mind.

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Re: 6.5x 47 LAPUA
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2012, 04:59:17 PM »
When I used to be into rifles I really wanted to make a 6.5x55 swedish Mauser.

of course with the peep sight.

I would think this is a fantastic cartridge.

I get the whole stability through the short action rigidity but is it really worth paying for?

for the record I may only shoot a rifle once a year and I definitely don't own it.

Oh an if your using it for the described application why not .243, or 7mm-08, or .308?

I guess I'm to broke to imagine paying for the more expensive rounds.

my two cents anyways.
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JIMMY 808

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Re: 6.5x 47 LAPUA
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2012, 05:44:50 PM »
I would like to here more of the application of the rifle you want to build as Justin has said.  6.5x47 meh.  Smith barrels I have had a few there ok. 

rhinoridr

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Re: 6.5x 47 LAPUA
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2012, 07:36:10 PM »
Will Jimmy 808 I think that I would be using this gun primary for coyote/deer hunting and of course target shooting.I was talking to JustinC today and he said I should take a closer look at the 6mm Dasher,and after looking at it closer it's definitely got me think about getting one.I would like the gun to have a tactical stock(A-5 adjustable)or something along that lines,I'm thinking 28'' barrel.If you have any suggestions with reference to gun smiths or barrel makers or other builds I would like to hear about them.

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Re: 6.5x 47 LAPUA
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2012, 07:03:12 PM »
if you are going to shoot a 6.5 seriously at targets the 47 is the way to go.it steps into an accuracy relm that the 260 has trouble going.similar to the 6ppc and 6br in short benchrest.if you are wanting to shoot targets to 600m and want to go with the 6mm the 6br is a good way to go.no need to go with the wildcats such as dasher,xc,brx etc. to that distance and alot less work fireforming etc. velocity is good enough on all cartridges mentioned to all SANE hunting distances and target distances.last year at the burns lake 1000m benchrest shoot the winner was a 6.5x47 shooting 130 grain bullets in some horrifying conditions kicking the crap out of the big boomers!

BuckTracker

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Re: 6.5x 47 LAPUA
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2012, 10:00:23 AM »
Sorry that I cannot give you any information on the 6.5x47 Lapua, however, I can on the 6.5x284 Norma. I just acquired the firearm (Cooper Model 52) this year and had it to the range only once to develope loads. OMG, is this thing ever accurate!!! At 100 meters I have 7 targets that are sub-moa and
5 targets are almost quarter-moa and one less than quarter moa. This thing loves any powder, however VV165, H-4350 are it favorite so far. Fired 139 grain Lapua and 140 grain Nosler CC.
Now that the cases have been fired (Blown-out to tight chamber forming, and neck sized at 50%), theoretically accuracy should improve. This is the cartridge that has taken over the long distance target shooting (600 and 1,000 yards) because of the extremely high BC and low ES.
Check-out the website www.accurateshooter............you will lean something there I'm sure.........I did.

Good luck!!!
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Re: 6.5x 47 LAPUA
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2012, 10:03:35 AM »
Sorry that I cannot give you any information on the 6.5x47 Lapua, however, I can on the 6.5x284 Norma. I just acquired the firearm (Cooper Model 52) this year and had it to the range only once to develope loads. OMG, is this thing ever accurate!!! At 100 meters I have 7 targets that are sub-moa and
5 targets are almost quarter-moa and one less than quarter moa. This thing loves any powder, however VV165, H-4350 are it favorite so far. Fired 139 grain Lapua and 140 grain Nosler CC.
Now that the cases have been fired (Blown-out to tight chamber forming, and neck sized at 50%), theoretically accuracy should improve. This is the cartridge that has taken over the long distance target shooting (600 and 1,000 yards) because of the extremely high BC and low ES.
Check-out the website www.accurateshooter............you will learn something there I'm sure.........I did.

Good luck!!!

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Re: 6.5x 47 LAPUA
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2013, 01:03:08 PM »
The bigest question is how much time do you have/are you willing to spend reloading/forming brass. Do you just want something neat and different?
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