My New 6.5x47

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by tunacan, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. tunacan

    tunacan Well-Known Member

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    I finished up my 6.5X47 Lapua recently and I thought I would share the details.

    Here are the specs

    PTG 6.5x47 .294 neck .140 FB reamer
    Trued 700 Action
    Brux Barrel - Modified Rem varmint contour - 26", .800 at the muzzle
    PTG 1 piece fluted bolt.
    PTG .200" lug
    PTG Aluminum BM
    Manners EH1 Stock - Pillar bedded
    Jewell Trigger
    RWS Brake
    TPS Rings
    Vortex HSLR 4-16x44
    Bolt, barrel and lug have been nitrided

    Weight without scope is 8.5 lbs on the nuts. Its a sweet little gun. Balances well with no recoil. It shoots ok too

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    Testing seating depths with 37.2 grains of Varget/130 Bergers/CCI 450s. 2877 FPS average. SDs and ES were very very good
    Best groups were .040" and .050" off the lands. The top 2 groups were .020 and .030" off the lands. All groups shot in 15-20 mph wind
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    Testing RL17/130 Bergers/CCI 450s at 400 yards. 2950ish FPS with single digit spreads and SDs. This load didn't shoot well at 100 yards (just under 1" groups), but I small groups at 100 don't necessarily translate at distance.
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  2. Vettez06

    Vettez06 Well-Known Member

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    That is a good looking rifle I was go with 6.5x47 or 260 before I went with the 6.5x284 but I'm still wanting a 260 or 6.5X47.. I've already have the 700 donor just have to come up with the $$$
     

  3. tunacan

    tunacan Well-Known Member

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    Its a fun little round and easy to load for. I took it out at some distance yesterday. We did 500, 700 and 1000.

    I should have taken pictures. It did pretty darn good
     
  4. Vettez06

    Vettez06 Well-Known Member

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    I bet it is I've only shot my 6.5 to 100yds just got done breaking in the barrel.. I'm really hoping I can put it on paper to 1000 of the weather will slack up in the next couple days this rain is killing me
     
  5. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Nice rifle, who smithed it?
     
  6. tunacan

    tunacan Well-Known Member

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    My buddy and I did. He has the lathe.
     
  7. trigger puller

    trigger puller Well-Known Member

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    Nice rifle
     
  8. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    Nice rifle!
     
  9. USAF Marksman

    USAF Marksman Well-Known Member

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    Man, that thing looks perfect! I love the stainless and the nitride contrast. I think I have a pretty good idea for my next build ;) Beautiful Rifle!