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.260 Rem or 6.5X47 Lapua?

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Unread 01-19-2008, 10:11 PM
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6.5 x 47 Lapua - Intermediate Cartridge, Small Side

There are some good posts and advice on this thread. I've just taken delivery of a 6.5 x 47 Lapua barreled action - getting fitted to an AICS stock this coming week. I'm figuring velocity will be less than 260 and I won't be pushing things trying to keep up with a 260. I'm more thinking about this cartridge as a quieter 260 or a beefed up 6.5 Grendel.

Zak Smith will have a writeup coming out on the 47 Lapua pretty soon; no doubt it will be a comprehensive report that will be helpful in the future for those pondering a 6.5 rifle.

I started getting serious about accuracy with a 243, then went to 7mm-08, now this 6.5 x 47 Lapua. It looks to be a solid performer to 600 yards which is where I'm at now.

I'm also guessing that this round will be well suited to a lighter profile 22 inch barrel and a light stock to make a great walking around / deer rifle out to 300 yards.
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    Unread 06-27-2008, 03:34 AM
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    Any updates on this rifle?

    I may have missed posts somewhere else, if so sorry. I just wondered how it worked out and whether performance met expectations (whatever those were exactly!?)?

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    Unread 04-05-2011, 05:25 AM
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    Re: .260 Rem or 6.5X47 Lapua?

    The principal advantage of the 6.5x47 over the 260 is the ability to correctly seat 140gn+ projectiles with minimal intrusion below the cartridge neck when using a standard short action (model 7 or short action 700) you can't do that with the 260 (or the 243 with 105gn+, 7mm/08 140gn, or 270/08 130gn) in a short action. Therefore any gains in case capacity of the 260 etc are lost by having to seat the projectile to deep in the 308 length cases. The 6.5x47 in a short action will therefore outperform the 260 because has more effective case capacity with 140gn+ in the short action & can also run a higher working pressure
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    Unread 04-07-2011, 07:42 PM
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    Re: .260 Rem or 6.5X47 Lapua?


    Last edited by noneck180; 04-07-2011 at 08:08 PM.
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    Unread 04-08-2011, 10:39 AM
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    Re: .260 Rem or 6.5X47 Lapua?

    Another update to bring this thread current is that we now offer 260 Remington cases, making the brass quality issue a moot point. Sgt. Sherri Gallagher of the USAMU used the 260 to win the Nationals at Perry this year, setting an astonishing new national record of 2396/2400 in the process. Both great cartridges, take your pick!
    Kevin Thomas
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    Unread 04-08-2011, 01:10 PM
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    Re: .260 Rem or 6.5X47 Lapua?

    Circle456 just laid out the truest of perspectives for the 6.5x47 (for hunting).
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    Unread 12-24-2011, 05:21 PM
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    Re: .260 Rem or 6.5X47 Lapua?

    Jon Mcnab got it right!!!!! It is better if using a std. mag length gun,,,if shooting a single shot gun w/o an OAL issue,,go with the .260.....just like the Grendel in the Ar15 platform..its only GREAT in the Ar15 ,,, dont mean to get off track w/ GRendel
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