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Unread 01-26-2014, 01:38 AM
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6.5-47 lapua trouble

Using rl17 35.4 gr, berger vld 130, velocity was 2525 avg over 5 shots, repeated, haven't had luck with varget yet, seating depth is 2.8. Should I be closer to the lands? I have some more varget I can try if need be, I love this gun and have had great success at 100 but shooting at 1000 is though with such a low velocity, I see tons of posts of people hittin

g 2900+ with the 130 burgers, help!!!
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    Unread 01-26-2014, 10:14 AM
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    Re: 6.5-47 lapua trouble

    RL17 could be too slow. Do you have a really short barrel?
    Consider loads others are using here: 6.5x47 Lapua @ www.reloadersnest.com
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    Re: 6.5-47 lapua trouble

    In terms of getting your VLD bullets to shoot accurately, read this:

    Getting the Best Precision and Accuracy from Berger VLD bullets in Your Rifle

    As for velocity, I have two friends that shoot 6.5x47s. Their load is 40 or 41 grains of H4350 and they get 2900+ out of their 26" barrels with 130grain bullets.
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    Re: 6.5-47 lapua trouble

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    I see tons of posts of people hittin

    g 2900+ with the 130 burgers, help!!!
    Aren't those people using 40+ grains of powder?
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    Re: 6.5-47 lapua trouble

    I'm using h4350 which is pretty close to r17 and I'm using 41 grains over a 140 amax. Bump up your powder charge.
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    Re: 6.5-47 lapua trouble

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    Aren't those people using 40+ grains of powder?
    Yes. See post #3.

    Which by the way, I'm providing load data based completely on memory. I just know their load is 40+ grains of H4350 with 130 grain bullets.
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    Re: 6.5-47 lapua trouble

    Thanks for the help, I'll read the links.
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