Well, I have this extra 6.5mm barrel lying around and was planning on using it for my 6.5-.284 when that barrel burned out but this little jewell is making me look twice. It is of course the new 6.5x47. It is so new there's hardly any load data but initial reports claim a 140 bullet at 2900 from a 28" barrel (I will have to see that to believe it). 129's are supposed to get 3100. It has a nice shape and a good long neck and uses small rifle primers combined with a small flash hole. It will be interesting to see the wildcatted 6mmx47 performance which is simply necked down .The case is not quite as big as a 6xc or 6-250 AI but it is bigger than the 6br by about 10 grains useable powder space. It should have just about the perfect muscle to push the 115 dtac bullets or be 150 to 200 fps faster than the 6br improved with 105's. I applaud Lapua for making a "smaller" case in the new world of huge overbore monsters and for giving it a long neck and small pocket. It will be very fun to see what progresses from this little case. Here is a pic of it. From left to right: 338 thunder, 308 win, 6.5x47, and finally the 6br improved.