6.5X47 Lapua

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by gbales, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. gbales

    gbales Active Member

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    I'm really thinking about putting a 6.5X47 Lapua together. Does anyone have any thoughts about the caliber?
     
  2. 7mmRHB

    7mmRHB Well-Known Member

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    gbales, the 6.5x47 is a great little cartridge that is way more capable than it's small size would have you believe. 140 Bergers at 2800 + fps = an 800 yard deer rifle with very little recoil!! We have put together dozens of them in the last year or so and they are Shooters!!! --- RHB
     

  3. gbales

    gbales Active Member

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    Any particular rate of twist or barrel length I should be looking or asking for 7MMRHB?
     
  4. 7mmRHB

    7mmRHB Well-Known Member

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    The twist is 1 in 8" so you can run 140 VLDs and it will still shoot great if you go with the various 123s. The bbl length we usually use is 26" to 28"but we have done 24" bbls for guys that were going to shoot 123s. All the rifles we have built were Sporters with #3 or #4 contours, fluted to keep them light. We live and hunt in the mountains in Utah, big steep mountains so weight is a big factor for our customers. We even have our own Titanium muzzle brakes to use and sell to help keep the weight down. Good luck with your build !! ------ RHB
     
  5. sj-pratt

    sj-pratt Official LRH Sponsor

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    Gbales,

    I have to agree good brass and good performance in a low recoil rifle. I just happen to have a picture of a 5shot group that one of my customers sent to me.
     

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  6. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    Impressive 5 shot group!
     
  7. sj-pratt

    sj-pratt Official LRH Sponsor

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    Capt.

    I have built 3 or 4 rifles for him and he always got them to shoot extremely well.
    This 6.5 had a Atlas Action single shot it was the first one of those I had done and with the Proof Research barrel it turned out really nice.

    As luck would have it that barrel was one I had here to do my 6.5 BPX and he talked me out of it, and as my luck goes it seems to be a real screamer of a barrel.
     
  8. Chase Curtis

    Chase Curtis Official LRH Sponsor

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    In the middle of putting one together right now.

    Wats not to like about it? It's an efficient low recoil great brass round!