Life looks to be good with 6.5X47 Lap Imp
After getting through fire forming and barrel break in (which consisted of half a dozen different loads, all shots inside an inch and a half @ 100) had the 1st range session for velocity with 130g Scirroccos.
Rifle is a 22.5" barrel, the one we got for free a year or so ago. It was supposed to have flaws but we could not find any with a scope. It was the easiest break in ever. Zero copper foul from the start. One patch.
Started with 38g RL-15 @ 2950fps and went up in .5g increments to 40.5 @ 3080fps. The last load had a slight bolt lift. So achieving the 3000fps goal out of the little case and short barrel is very easily do-able with the 130g pills. Biggest little cartridge I have ever seen. This cartridge flat out does all of them when you consider the powder burnt to get the performance. This little guy runs even with my 6.5-06 with 15 grains less powder and an inch and a half less barrel.
To hunt... or not to hunt...? What a stupid question.