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Old 04-30-2013, 12:50 PM
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Re: Ordering new LRR build last minute advice!

With the ladies involved you are looking for something with a light recoil. Leaves out the magnums. 7mm-08 is another good choice. Essentially just the .308 necked down. Good range of bullets to choose from with light recoil. Or you could look at the .26 calibers. they will easily get it done on a deer out to 800 yards, Light recoil and some good bullets to choose from. I have a 6.5-06. Recoil is modest. No brake and no trouble shooting 30-40 rounds in a session. 6.5X47. Very accurate and very light recoil. Still will move a 130 gr bullet over 2800 FPS. Lots of different 6.5's to choose from. The current favorite of a lot of people is the 6.5X284. Great caliber thats very shootable. The .308 will get done what you want to do. The 6.5's will have a bit more speed and shoot a little flatter. Bruce
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:28 AM
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I think 6.5 x 47 Lapua is exactly what you are looking for. Inherent accuracy, good barrel life, Lapua brass, high BC bullets, low recoil, what's not to like?
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:51 AM
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I think 6.5 x 47 Lapua is exactly what you are looking for. Inherent accuracy, good barrel life, Lapua brass, high BC bullets, low recoil, what's not to like?



Whats a ballpark velocity from a 6.5x47 with 140g bullet?
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:05 AM
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I recommend the 308 but with a 26" barrel and at least a 11 twist if not a 10 twist. This will let you get the heavier bullets with high BCs up to a good speed. With the right powder you can see 2550 to 2650'sec with the 208 Amax in a 26" barrel. This is a 700 yard deer hammer with the windage of a 260 rem. more recoil but more down range energy.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:51 AM
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Re: Ordering new LRR build last minute advice!

.260 Remington ( its a 6.5 mm round)
MAX of 28" barrel
Jewell trigger

Brake not needed at all.

Ive been using Brux barrels and I sure do like them
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:30 AM
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Re: Ordering new LRR build last minute advice!

Search 7mm GT on here! It takes some time to from brass, but with 60.7 grains of H4831sc and a 29" barrel, and 180 gr Bergers I am getting a "validated" 3010 fps. and have never shot a group over 1 MOA with any load.

It willl consistently shoot .5 MOA with fairly regular .4 and .3 groups, at 300 yds. I would even let you use my reamer. I really want to see someone else build one but all of my buddies are being cheapskates!

My rifle weighs in around 13# and kicks like a kitten, could be the weight, but even in a lighter rifle it shouldn't be bad. There are also some new 6.5 ideas on here lately that are looking pretty good, 6.5ss and some others as well. If you want a wildcat.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:49 PM
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Whats a ballpark velocity from a 6.5x47 with 140g bullet?

I don't have one yet, but 2,850 seems like an achievable velocity. 2800 would be comfortable. Pretty close to .260 but with higher pressures.
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