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243 Lapua Brass for a 260 (vs 6.5x47)

 
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:46 PM
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243 Lapua Brass for a 260 (vs 6.5x47)

I have been reading a lot about the 6.5x47 and it seems like it has a lot going for it, but the biggest selling point I have seen is that the Lapua brass in 6.5x47 can take a lot of pressure.

I have also read that you can resize 243 Lapua brass and make a 260 out of it.

This should take away the advantage of the Lapua brass in 6.5x47, or at least make them equal from a brass standpoint.

I have access to a reasonable Savage 110 (long action) and am I am considering something in 264 caliber (6.5) with a fast twist barrel setup for heavies.

I'm having some trouble deciding on 6.5x47, 260, 260AI, and 6.5x284.

Since the 110 is a long action I would be able to seat the heavies out as far as I want with no issues with the action or magazine.

The overal goal would be a platform that could support heavy 6.5 bullets at a reasonable velocity and get good barrel life. (6.5x284 is out?)

What do you guys recomend?
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:59 PM
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How about 6.5x55? Lapua makes brass for that, too. What are you planning to do?
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Old 02-02-2008, 12:30 AM
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Interesting, on the Lapua web site the 6.5x47 and 6.5x55 have almost the same ballistic performance with the 139grainers. (6.5x47 being <20fps slower)

Is there a signifcant price difference in the 6.5x47, 243, 6.5x284, and 6.5x55 Lapua brass?
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Old 02-02-2008, 02:21 AM
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2007 prices (per 100):

243 $56
6.5x47 $74
308 $49
6.5x55 $49
6.5x284 $83

See any numbers that stand out? You need to look at the load pressures when comparing the rounds. The 6.5x55 loads will probably be considerably less considering they will accommodate early Mausers. All of the others are modern, high-pressure loads that can be replicated for the 6.5x55 in the later action.
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DWM, I think the 260AI is about the best short cartridge out there great accuracy easy to make the brass and the longivety of the barrel. I built one for my brother a few years ago and he shoots at least twice a month. He is not a hunter but a target shooter and the rifle has not lost any of its accuracy to this point. shoots .2-.3
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Old 02-02-2008, 11:28 AM
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What's involved with the 243 Lapua brass going to 260? Is it just a simple pull through the full length die and then fireform to the chamber?

Is the 243 case taper and length to shoulder the same as a 260?

I ask because if you have to fireform you might as well go straight to 260AI.

Then there is barrel life. Everything I have read is 6.5x284 goes maybe 1000 rounds. What about the 260AI, same problem?

Thanks for the input everyone ...
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Maybe this will be beneficial:

6.5x55 vs 6.5x284 -
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