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Unread 05-20-2009, 12:27 PM
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6.5 x 47?

What can you guys tell me about the 6.5 X 47? I am thinking about building one after I spoke to a guy today that just had one built this month. Can the round be use on deer as well as groundhogs? How fast will it shoot?

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    Re: 6.5 x 47?

    Do a google on 6.5x47L and you will get more info than you can read tonight. I am considering one.

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    Thanks, I'll do that tonight...
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    Re: 6.5 x 47?

    from what I am reading, it is the cats meow in light to medium weight bullets. To shoot the heavies, it is okay, but the better option would be the 260, or something bigger. I am considering the 6.5X55 AI and the 260AI for pushing the big bullets. Share the info. I am also considering the 6X47.

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    Re: 6.5 x 47?

    From what I have reading the 6.5x47 will shoot 130gr Berger's at 3000fps, which is plenty for deer size game.The 260 Rem will handle the 142ge bullets alittle better than the 6.5x47, but basically identical from a ballistic standpoint.
    I would recommend the 6.5x47 over the 260 Rem on brass quality alone.Lapua makes brass for the 6.5x47.If you want to shoot heavier than 140gr bullets, just jump up to a 7mm.
    As far as ground hogs, I would look at a 20 Tactical ( Lapua brass)or 204 Ruger. Either of these rounds are deadly on groundhogs to coyotes, and do it with alot less recoil and powder than the 6.5 cal, not that the 6.5 has alot of recoil.
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    Re: 6.5 x 47?

    The only problem with the 20's is they make a poor all around caliber. You won't be able to shoot deer.
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    Re: 6.5 x 47?

    The 6.5 is an excellent deer caliber, and well as for groundhogs.
    Disregard the 20cal recommendation. Thought you were asking about prairie dogs. Got them on my mind recently.

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