Originally Posted by jquin
I have a 6.5x47L and am looking for a long range varmint load
I have done some work in this area already and I have worked up loads for the following.
100gr Nosler B/Tip
Obviously the sierra is the best varmint pill and the berger the best at long range however I'd like to heard what others are using.
I know the 95gr V-max is another one but no one seems to stock it reliably on this side of the planet. *sigh*
Hard to beat the 123gr Laupa Scenar all the way around from small varmints up to deer size game.
Loded right you get the best combination of velocity and flat trajectory in the 120-130gr range.
129gr Hornady SST is another good choice.
Hornady Manufacturing Company :: Bullets :: Rifle :: Choose by Caliber :: .264 6.5mm :: 6.5mm .264 129 gr SSTŪ
If maximum velocity is more important you can look at the 95gr V max as well.
Hornady Manufacturing Company :: Bullets :: Rifle :: Choose by Caliber :: .264 6.5mm :: 6.5mm .264 95 gr V-MAX™
You are giving up some velocity with the higher weight bullets, but you are also getting a higher BC which is very important when you get beyond 500yds, or are fighing cross winds.
I learned about 30 years ago though that more often than not maximum velocity didn't produce anything but higher velocities and less precision.
Most guns will shoot better with bullets in the midrange of their caliber and at less than suggested Max velocities.
Each bbl though is a different.
Of what you have listed I'd say the 100gr Nosler BT should give excellent performance all the way around, but, again, it's up to your bbl/chamber.