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6.5x47 Lapua for Ext. Long Range Shooting

 
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:33 PM
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6.5x47 Lapua for Ext. Long Range Shooting

I am planning to buy a custom 6.5x47 Lapua rifle for Extreme Long Range Shooting (1 000 yards +) with a Hensoldt scope. Am I on the right track or off ?

Is it better to buy a 338 Lapua Mag. ?

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Old 05-17-2013, 08:01 PM
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Re: 6.5x47 Lapua for Ext. Long Range Shooting

Are you planning on just shooting paper or do you want to hunt game? If hunting, what species?
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:12 PM
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Re: 6.5x47 Lapua for Ext. Long Range Shooting

Targets only.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:24 AM
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Re: 6.5x47 Lapua for Ext. Long Range Shooting

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Targets only.
Targets-100% OK.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:34 AM
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Re: 6.5x47 Lapua for Ext. Long Range Shooting

Excellent, thank you for your answer.

Do you think a muzzebreak would be good or it is an overkill ?

What is the maximum range of such a caliber 1 000 yards, 1 500 yards ?

Thank you again.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:55 AM
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Re: 6.5x47 Lapua for Ext. Long Range Shooting

You'll find more info on the 6.5x47 over on Accurate Shooter than you will here.
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Old 05-25-2013, 02:52 PM
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Re: 6.5x47 Lapua for Ext. Long Range Shooting

Maximum range is when the cant of your scope base has the barrel obstructing your view. Find out when your bullet goes through about 1300 fps and set up some gongs at that range and a bit further to see how they do when going subsonic. The drag curve may change a bit and cause you to require more drop adjustments past that range but otherwise your good to go. I shoot the 168 Berger hybrid in my .308 and it goes subsonic just fine. I have had it out just shy of 1200 yards. The drop is consistent but the wind sure makes it interesting.
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