Originally Posted by tackb
bobbyl , i don't think that achieveing the same velocity with a 139 grain bullet makes it better? even with a little less powder? it just so happens that 47 grains of N560 gives me the load density i want and is superbly accurate , well certainly enough for me anyway !
your right it does run with the 260 and what little extra you may be able to squeeze out of the 260 is not really worth worrying about?
i've had mixed results with the lapua bullet for killing deer whereas the 140 amax like it's 168g 308 bigger brother is superb. The 139 lapua is however an excellent target bullet but i like to use one round for targets and game wherever possible as i think this makes you a better shot.
the 6.5x47 is a good round but so is the 260 but then again so are a lot of rounds out there?
Its a lot more efficient round which helps when looking for more accuracy and much lower SD's and ES's. Mine is now getting close to 10 for ES's almost all the time. Im filling my case up with varget and im very happy with the results. If im not compressed in starting to touch cause there is not much room left. I couldn't get enough 4350 in it to get max pressure but it was running them fast enough.
I agree i would never fire a Lapua bullet at a animal they just dont come apart and do damage. They are just my target bullets. The main reasons i went with this round were the lapua brass, better barrel life then the 6.5x284, burning less powder and being able to use small rifle primers.