Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics


Reply

.260 Rem or 6.5X47 Lapua?

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #22  
Old 12-25-2011, 03:45 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 10
Re: .260 Rem or 6.5X47 Lapua?

Ideal stalking rifle for me is a stainless model 7 in 6.5x47, fluted 22" Kreiger barrell, McMillan hunters edge stock with a Nightforce compact 2.5 - 10 mildot scope, Nightforce ultralite low rings on a B square low rail mount. I flirted with a Leupold Mk4 Tac 4.5 - 15 on it, but while the scope was superb it defeated the purpose of the rifle being a compact light weight stalker

The above rig delivers 1/2 MOA with any good projectile, but the 140 amax have proven to be the best killers on fallow and red deer out to 420 metres so far, still wondering why Hornady think they're a target # only

weight of the whole package including harris "s series" bipod, sling and 4 in the mag is 7lbs

So far I haven't changed my opinion that the 6.5x47 has the equivalent field performance of the 270

The little rifle has now brought up 27 one shot kills on fallow and red
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 12-20-2012, 02:32 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: South, GA
Posts: 10
Re: .260 Rem or 6.5X47 Lapua?

Ehhh, the 6.5x47L and. 260 are just as accurate, I don't care what the FPS sais. They both should give you great barrel life. So it comes down to brass really, and there's a clear winner there. 6.5x47 Lapua brass is virtually unbeatable. You'll get what you pay for, with the 6.5x47. You can't really go wrong with either, but I think the 6.5x47 is the winner. Still, i'de feel comfortable up to 1000 with both, and with the 6.5x47 you can put the butt of the gun against your eyeball and fire, potentially they are both tacdrivers with .22 recoil.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 12-20-2012, 03:05 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 10
Re: .260 Rem or 6.5X47 Lapua?

6.5x47 wins in a short action platform, a 260 handloaded with 140gns or heavier projectile seated with the only the boattail in the powder space requires a standard Mauser length action to get the best out of it
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 12-20-2012, 06:39 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: IN
Posts: 26
Re: .260 Rem or 6.5X47 Lapua?

The 260 will push the 123 or 142 SMk bullets faster with more recoil and powder,,brass is not a problem as Lapua makes both and Nosler makes great 260 brass. If you already have one or the other ,, your not gaining anything buy getting the other..use the Sierra 123 MK's in the 260 with a short action and push em to 3000 fps...you will love it..That is my opinion...yes the 6.5x47 is great and would be better in a light weight Model 7 Walking gun....anything in the 6.5 arena is great....dont forget the 6.5 Creedmoor
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 12-20-2012, 06:53 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Missouri
Posts: 100
Re: .260 Rem or 6.5X47 Lapua?

Regarding the .260 Remington; what twist rate is recommended for bullets ranging from 120 gr. Nosler BT to 142gr. SMK?? Thanks for any advice.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 12-20-2012, 08:03 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 10
Re: .260 Rem or 6.5X47 Lapua?

1 in 8 Kreiger and Shilen barrels I have tested work perfectly for that range of projectiles in 6.5x47, I cannot imagine the 260 would be any different
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 12-20-2012, 08:58 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Missouri
Posts: 100
Re: .260 Rem or 6.5X47 Lapua?

Thanks John
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: .260 Rem or 6.5X47 Lapua?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
6.5x47 lapua Russ Hatch Reloading 8 08-15-2012 06:31 PM
6-6.5x47 Lapua in LA? Greywolf18 Gunsmithing 4 04-27-2010 12:21 PM
6.5x47 Lapua petenz Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 9 04-21-2010 03:59 PM
6.5x47 Lapua??? Chopaka81 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 2 12-13-2009 12:14 PM
6.5x47 Lapua (new) crackerjack308 Reloading Equipment and Components 1 11-06-2009 12:28 PM

Current Poll
Do you archery hunt for elk?
YES - 34.35%
113 Votes
NO - 48.33%
159 Votes
Not yet, but I plan to. - 17.33%
57 Votes
Total Votes: 329
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC