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Has anyone built a 25x47 Lapua Improved

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Unread 01-12-2011, 07:41 PM
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Has anyone built a 25x47 Lapua Improved

I'm thinking of a future build. This will be based on a Remington 700
short action. I would like to keep the barrel 24" or under. The goal is a light weight gun I can use for some varmit but mainly deer here in MN. I've looked at the bullet option in .257 and there's several that would work well. I have enough 6mm guns. I wouldn't need to improve this cartridge if there is no need for it. Any ideas on speed with bullets up to 120 grains. I all ready have new 6.5x47 brass and like the size of this casing. So I would like to base it off this round. Also I want the round to fit the ADL HS stock I currently have, so the length of the round is critical as I intend for this to be a repeater. Twist rate, barrel length, and any other info would be appreciated. Thanks for any info.
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    Re: Has anyone built a 25x47 Lapua Improved

    I really love the idea of a 25 cal..

    But every time I decide it is time to build one I run into the same issue.. Poor bullet selection.. There are no really heavy weight bullets available that I have found a steady supply of.. 120 seems to be about max weight.. If I jump 7 thou in bore diameter (.264) I can run up 142gr and maybe heavier if the Wildcat bullets work out..

    Just my 2 cents and worth both pennies..
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    Unread 01-21-2011, 12:57 AM
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    Re: Has anyone built a 25x47 Lapua Improved

    Sounds fun I want one.
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    Unread 01-21-2011, 10:02 AM
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    Re: Has anyone built a 25x47 Lapua Improved

    I'm wondering if I should just go with the straight 6.5x47 Lapua instead.
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    Unread 01-21-2011, 12:10 PM
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    Re: Has anyone built a 25x47 Lapua Improved

    Just my opinion.. but my 25-300 win mag ended up a 6.5-300 win mag.. and my 25-308 ended up a 260 AI...

    6.5 has a much broader bullet selection...

    again just my 2 cents
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    Re: Has anyone built a 25x47 Lapua Improved

    Randy Robinett maker of the BIB bullets shoots a 25x47 and makes the bullets for it.

    25 wsm

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    Re: Has anyone built a 25x47 Lapua Improved

    I have been thinking about a 25x47 Lapua (not improved). I would shoot 85 to 100 grain bullets out of a 23 inch # 2 contour barell. I'm not sure if I would go 1-12 or 1-14 twist, don't need the 1-10 for 100 grain or less bullets. I'm thinking I may try the Sako 85 short action (long enough for the 25x47). The one thing I'm not sure of with that combanation is the triger. I did contact JGS Tools, and they drew up a reamer for the 25x47.

    The 25 cal. bullets don't hold up to the BC'S of the 6.5's or the 6 mm, but it should be a great varmit or deer rifle. Seems like there may some movement in
    the US away from the BIG stuff, 7 mm, 300 win mag. and going toward the shorter actions

    If you put one together I like to hear about the results.

    Good luck,

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