6.5x47 Lapua for Whitetail (and a story behind it)

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  1. MSLRHunter

    MSLRHunter Well-Known Member

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    I almost built a 6.5x47, but I decided on a 6.5 CM instead. Still kinda wish I had one for whitetails.
     
  2. Arapaho

    Arapaho Active Member

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    I also decided to hunt with a 6.5x47 Lapua but shoot the Berger 140 hybrid. It is running at 2850fps with a generous load of h4350. So generous that I drop tube it in to seat without a lot of crunch. The barrel is a retired match but still very accurate CBI 26 inch Remage. The CBI has a generous throat to get the 140 hybrid seated above the brass shoulder junction, which sits .020 off the lands. Our muzzle loading season is still in here in Central North Carolina but when it is over, I will see what the ole 6.5 will do. Good luck hunting this season!
     
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  3. keithcandler

    keithcandler Well-Known Member

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    130g Sierra game changer is a great option for the 130g berger Vld hunting.
     
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  4. KurtB

    KurtB Well-Known Member

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    X47, Hey what powder and charge are you using for that one? Got a couple short barreled 6.5x47 and curious to know more.
     
  5. X47guy

    X47guy Well-Known Member

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    Varget.

    start at 35grs and work up until you see pressures.

    my load may not be safe in your rifle
     
  6. KurtB

    KurtB Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, actually had some varget loads loaded up and waiting for testing. Mine all have a .170 throat so have a lot of room in case. Hoping these will perk for me like they have for you.

    The PRS shooters using the 6.5x47 and 140 grain bullets, mostly are using Varget as well I noticed. Their load data is also out on the net for the most part. Great cartridge.
     
  7. Floundertrap

    Floundertrap Well-Known Member

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    It's never too late!!!
     
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  8. SealTeam4

    SealTeam4 Well-Known Member

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    This is a really great thread. I shot 6.5x47L for about 5 years. Killed everything from a chicken to a gemsbok. Seriously contemplating going back to it. No it’s not the fastest 6.5mm but you cannot argue how easy it is to load for and the brass is top notch. I had over 30 firing on multiple barrels.

    Joe S
     
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