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Old 08-28-2008, 09:28 AM
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Re: A couple of 6.5x47 Lapua's

I hear ya on the accuracy of the 6.5x47. While the 6x47 has me by the heart strings the 6.5 kicks butt. I am using reloader 15 and 123s with great results. I saw a buddy of mine who is also a member here shoot an amazing 700 yard group with my 6.5x47. I will not say how small because I wouldn't believe it if I hadnt witnessed it. I will say that I would have been satisfied with 5 of the nine shots he fired at a 300 yard hunter class BR match.
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:04 AM
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Re: A couple of 6.5x47 Lapua's

I'm finally going to put some full power loads through this thing today if all goes as planned. We've been running a pretty mild load through her so far for break-in and we know it's not a very consistent/accurate load. This barrel is taking a little patience to get broke in.....which is not really my style
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eddybo,

I hear ya on the 6x47...I rechambered one of my 243AI's to give it a try. It has a Lilja 1-8 3 groove barrel, and in the Ackley it would tear any bullet apart that wasn't either a 105gr berger or 107 Sierra. The barrel has somewhere around 800 rounds down. Rechambered to the 6x47 cut the barrel to 27", and I got a whole new rifle. I am running the 105 bergers at 3170fps with H4350 and getting very good accuracy. The 115's are right at 3060 and will shoot in one hole. Anyway, here are some groups for ya:

This is kinda the normal group size


Here are a couple of long range ones: 497yds


some load development pics


Here is a group I shot tonight. I tried something that I normally don't do...I weighed the cases and got 5 that were within 1gr, and sorted the JLK's,(which doesn't take much, they are all almost identical), and then made sure they were all seated exactly the same. Here are the results. My best group yet. There are 5 shots in that hole
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Old 08-28-2008, 09:17 PM
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Re: A couple of 6.5x47 Lapua's

HMMM...got me wanting to try some of those JLKs now. Good shooting.
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Old 08-28-2008, 09:22 PM
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Re: A couple of 6.5x47 Lapua's

Very, very nice.
Did they drop much weight off the big 338's?
I've been contemplating a lighter weight long range puncher than my 338.
Nice shooting!
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Re: A couple of 6.5x47 Lapua's

Thanks guys,

The JLK's are definitely worth their weight in gold....Not much different priced than bergers, just have to wait in line and buy enough to get you through until the next run. If you want to try some let me know and I will send you a handfull.

gamedog,

They are pretty close to the same weight. The Surgeon and lawton actions are both a little heavier than a remington SA, and the different bore size and smaller fluting adds a little weight. I would say that if I took a barrel that was 1.2" for 4" then taper to .900" at 26" and ran the 3/8" fluting and a remington action, it would probably be about 1 to 1 1/2lbs lighter than the 338's. As they sit, the surgeon weighs 13lbs with bipod, and the Lawton should weigh about 12.5-13lbs also with bipod. Not bad though...Our Edges weigh 13.5lbs with bipod.
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Old 09-05-2008, 01:52 PM
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Re: A couple of 6.5x47 Lapua's

Very nice. My next build will be a 6.5x47 but right now I am getting the stuff together for a 338 LM. How do you like the Manners stock?
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