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6.5mm x 47 Lapua Review

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Unread 01-21-2013, 08:12 PM
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Re: 6.5mm x 47 Lapua Review

I've got two 6.5x47 L's. the first is a trued 700 behind a # 4 28" 8 twist Brux. It shoots the 130 Vld's at 3017 behind 43 grains of H-4350. It consistently shoots 1/4 moa or less. I've had great luck shooting 2-2.5" groups at 800. My worst day of shooting still showed 1/2 out through 800. Really impressed with this rifle

My second is a pierce action behind a #3 28" Brux in a #3. I've only shot the rifle 20ish times but have produced several groups in the 3/8" range. Pretty good right out of the lathe. This rifle was built light with a A3 sporter w the edge package. I was a bit nervous with going w an 8.5 twist but so far so good. I'll be interested to see where the velocity ends up.

I am more than impressed with this cartridge.
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    Unread 01-23-2013, 12:26 AM
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    Re: 6.5mm x 47 Lapua Review

    On Saturday, two brothers, Cameron and Cody, whom I work with, went up behind my house on Saturday for Cameron's cow elk. Cameron had a bit of trouble with Cody's 300 Win Mag. He missed 6 times at two different cows. I offered to loan them my light 6.5x47 and they took me up on the offer. Yesterday, I instructed them how to dial up my NF 2.5-10x32 with NP-R2 reticle and printed up a drop chart. I wasn't worried about the wind as weather.com forecast calm to 2 mph.

    Got a call about 3 pm. The cows stay up on the steep Western facing mountain behind my house. Cody coached Cameron into a 450 yd killing shot. The Barnes 127 gr LRX, running 2830 fps, zipped through both lungs of a very large cow. She ran about 30 yds before piling up and sliding down steep face in 3' of snow, stopping in some Gambel Oak brush.





    I put down a Montana 3x4 mulie @ 500 yds in October with the same rifle/load. Worked with equal success.

    Alan
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    Unread 01-23-2013, 07:21 AM
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    Re: 6.5mm x 47 Lapua Review

    Fantastic! Thank you for the story and photos. I knew the cartridge could do it. Alan, just curious, what length barrel is the rifle and what powder are you using?

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    Re: 6.5mm x 47 Lapua Review

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    Originally Posted by Alan Griffith View Post
    On Saturday, two brothers, Cameron and Cody, whom I work with, went up behind my house on Saturday for Cameron's cow elk. Cameron had a bit of trouble with Cody's 300 Win Mag. He missed 6 times at two different cows. I offered to loan them my light 6.5x47 and they took me up on the offer. Yesterday, I instructed them how to dial up my NF 2.5-10x32 with NP-R2 reticle and printed up a drop chart. I wasn't worried about the wind as weather.com forecast calm to 2 mph.

    Got a call about 3 pm. The cows stay up on the steep Western facing mountain behind my house. Cody coached Cameron into a 450 yd killing shot. The Barnes 127 gr LRX, running 2830 fps, zipped through both lungs of a very large cow. She ran about 30 yds before piling up and sliding down steep face in 3' of snow, stopping in some Gambel Oak brush.





    I put down a Montana 3x4 mulie @ 500 yds in October with the same rifle/load. Worked with equal success.

    Alan
    Awesome! Thanks for sharing! That little 6.5 is impressive! I can't wait until mine is done being built! 4 more months!
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    Unread 01-28-2013, 03:21 PM
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    Re: 6.5mm x 47 Lapua Review

    What price range might someone expect to pay for a Cooper Model 54 chambered in this caliber?
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    I am not real sure of current pricing but around $2100. I bought a sporter model with a 22" barrel and wish I had gotten a longer barrel.
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    Re: 6.5mm x 47 Lapua Review

    I'm looking at a Savage 12 VLP .308. Interested in getting a 6.5mm x 47 Lapua barrel for it.
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