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6-6.5x47 Lapua in LA?

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Unread 11-27-2009, 06:44 PM
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6-6.5x47 Lapua in LA?

Is it possible to make a 6-6.5x47 Lapua (also seen it call a 6X47 Lapua) in a LA (specifically an old 30-06)? I am sure it is possible, but would it be better and cheaper to buy a donor SA and build it off of that? Would there be any problems in using the LA? Thanks for the help.
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Unread 11-30-2009, 03:57 AM
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Re: 6-6.5x47 Lapua in LA?

One of the only problems could be is feeding. might notwork so well because the case is so short.

there is heaps of room on a rem700SA! even with 115grs seated wayyyy out
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Unread 11-30-2009, 09:48 AM
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Re: 6-6.5x47 Lapua in LA?

The only foreseeable problem is possibly feeding, but on the upside you can seat bullets out however you want!
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Unread 04-25-2010, 10:42 PM
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Re: 6-6.5x47 Lapua in LA?

Don't believe there would be a problem! All need be done is put a 'block' in the magazine well....and if you wanted a DBM....that could be worked up also!!
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Unread 04-27-2010, 12:21 PM
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Re: 6-6.5x47 Lapua in LA?

I built an NRA course rifle in 6x47 Swiss Match back in 01/02 on a m70 P64. The only issue I had was feeding as the case lacks the taper common to most cartridges. Took a little fussing with feed lips and follower but it eventually worked just fine.

The cases are very similar (identical almost) so I don't think you'll have too much trouble.

Good luck.
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