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6.5x47 lapua barrel life?

what is the expected accurate barrel life w/ a 6.5x47 lapua w/ zero hot loads? better or worse than a 260?
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    I have heard a couple of arguments regarding this, but do not know the answer. But I do know that performance usually comes with a price. Both have relatively long necks but the .260 has a tad more performance so I would say the 6.5x47 has a slight longevity advantage. I would guess that the 6.5x47 lapua will go a miminmum of 3k rounds the way I load it. I would bet that most will get more than I will get. 123s at velocities too fast to post lest the pressure police come in the dead of the night have a way of eroding a barrel

    I think when you figure in time prepping .260 brass that the 6.5x47 looks even better. I have 12 loadings on my 6.5x47 brass and it still feels new when I seat the primers and bullets. For some reason the necks stay more consistant with the 6.5 version of the lapua case. In the 6mm version neck tension starts going downhill around 8 loadings and I do not anneal.
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    I have heard a couple of arguments regarding this, but do not know the answer. But I do know that performance usually comes with a price. Both have relatively long necks but the .260 has a tad more performance so I would say the 6.5x47 has a slight longevity advantage. I would guess that the 6.5x47 lapua will go a miminmum of 3k rounds the way I load it. I would bet that most will get more than I will get. 123s at velocities too fast to post lest the pressure police come in the dead of the night have a way of eroding a barrel

    I think when you figure in time prepping .260 brass that the 6.5x47 looks even better. I have 12 loadings on my 6.5x47 brass and it still feels new when I seat the primers and bullets. For some reason the necks stay more consistant with the 6.5 version of the lapua case. In the 6mm version neck tension starts going downhill around 8 loadings and I do not anneal.
    thanks, that explains it well. I'm going to buy a SA remmy 700 action w/ my stimulus check to begin the project lol.
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    Haven't been able to compair heads up the 6.5x47 Lapua to the 260 , I have a couiple 260's and use 308 Lapua brass to make my cases ,if you wanting to shoot the 140 class bullets real fast out of a short action then I'd suggest the 260 or the 260 Ackley as the added capacity with a 28+" barrel will do that but if your not worried about an extra 100-150fps then the 6.5x47 Lapua would be my choice.
    1) its a good big shorter and that will allow you to feed from a mag much easier without alot of trouble and the need for an extended mag box
    2) Less powder will not wear the bore as fast so it should get a decient amount longer barrel life
    3) Lapua brass ready to shoot right out of the box

    BUT

    the Lapua brass for the 6.5x47Lapua is almost twice the cost of 308 Lapua for the 260 and if you even "need" that extra FPS the 260 will be more likely to give it to you

    But with the new Berger 130gr bullets I'd certainly build a 6.5x47 Lapua without hesitation
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    Re: 6.5x47 lapua barrel life?

    with a 30" barrel can one expect 2850ft/s with the 139grain scenar out of the 6.5x47lapua or would that be running it hot? what about the 130grain, how fast can it be driven from a 30" barrel?
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    Re: 6.5x47 lapua barrel life?

    Guys Im running 130 JLKs at 3040 fps in my 6.5x47 comp rifle. It has a 29" Lawton 8 twist. OAL is 2.815 in AI 10 round mags. Feeds perfect. I will not put load on here..if you want I will PM it to you. Sorry, its a touch warm but runs great in my rifle. It literally shoots through the exact same hole at 100 and has shot several sub 5" groups at 1000 in dead calm conditions. Witnessed, not just me talking up the rifle

    Chase

    PS- ordered a can for this rifle yesterday, I will be interested on how this does in terms of accuracy...
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    Re: 6.5x47 lapua barrel life?

    I am running 3011 with the 130 vld's (6.5x47) out of a 27.5 brux using 43 grains 4350 with a 205 with no obvious pressure issues. It shoot's bugholes, most of the time is shoots in the low 2's and if I mess up it shoots in the mid 3's. This is from a hunting weight (9lb 4oz) rifle with a 4.5x14 scope on it.
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