6x47 Custom Coyote Rig Questions
I've been analyzing various calibers for hunting long range dogs and cats (coyotes, lions, bob cats, & fox) in Arizona. Shooting my 6PPC in benchrest competitions has me preferring the combustion and accuracy qualities of short/fat cases and small primers. I also am addicted to the versatility of the 6mm bullet.
Accordingly, I'm getting very serious about using the 6.5x47 Lapua case as the foundation for a custom 6x47 predator rifle. I'd probably shoot the same custom 65g boat tail bullets in the 6x47 that I shoot in my 6PPC. The action would be a BAT SB, Jewel trigger, Kreiger barrel, McMillan stock, etc.
Can anyone help me with estimating the velocity of a 6x47 Lapua shooting 65g BTs? In benchrest competition, I don't particularly care about velocity. For all I care, the bullet could walk up to the target as long as it goes in the same hole. For hunting purposes, I'd like an idea of the type of performace this combination could produce to ensure it is hitting the target hard. In my research, most folks are shooting slightly heavier bullets in a 6x47. For the hunting I would be doing in AZ, the 65g BT would be an excellent pill for putting predators to sleep.