6x47 or 6.5x47 lapua

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Weblake, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. Weblake

    Weblake Active Member

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    I was wondering if someone a little more knowledgeable about the 6x47 and the 6.5x47 could tell me the ups and downs to both rounds. I will be shooting coyotes bobcats and whitetail will be the largest game I will be shooting with it. Which would be a better round?
     
  2. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    With whitetail in the mix, the 6.5 would be the better option due to heavier bullet options for longer ranges.

    Tank
     
  3. 270winshort

    270winshort Well-Known Member

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    I would say that you would be better off with the 6.5. I shoot the berger 130s at 2910 fps and the 123s at 3010 fps, also you will get better barrel life, the 6 is a great round also but the barrel lifeis not as good, you will need a 7 twist to shoot the 115 bergers,no problem shooting a deer out to 600 yrds but you could stretch the 6,5 with 130 bergers out to 900 yrds easy the 123s are hard on coyotes out to 850 for sure, I have a buddy that shot a 6x7 bull elk at 720 yrds with the 123s and another buddy that shot a cow at 850 yrds with the 130 bergers . both were 1 shot kills. Good luck
     
  4. noneck180

    noneck180 Well-Known Member

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    I just got a 6.5x47 Lapua today in the mail, for a dedicated wolf and coyote rig. Now to find the best powder..
     
  5. Weblake

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    I'm going with the 6.5x47 with a b&c a2 stock, a lilja 26" fluted #7 contour barrel, Jewell trigger on a 700 action. Can anyone tell me close to what it will weigh?
     
  6. Weblake

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    ?? No guesses on weight. Is there a way I can figure out how much it will weigh before building the rifle?
     
  7. 270winshort

    270winshort Well-Known Member

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    RL 15, RL 17, Varget have used all of these with great success
     
  8. JeffVN

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    If you are going to go after whitetail beyond 350-400 yards, I would choose the 6.5x47 because of the better bullets available for that cartridge.

    If you are looking at 6.5mm cartridges, then I think you need to consider the 6.5 Creedmore as well. I have several friends in Pa., who shoot the creedmore out to and beyond 1,000 yards, and have uniformly found them to be stunningly accurate.

    I have a 6x47, and run 115 DTACs. I love it. It is one of the most accurate rifles that I own. Not to mention its recoil is almost nonexhistant. But if I went 6.5mm, it would be 6.5 Creedmore.

    Jeffvn
     
  9. Weblake

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    What r the fps differences in the creedmore and the 47 lapua given the same size bullet and the same brand of powder?
     
  10. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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    The CM is a touch longer than the 47L giving it 3.5gr more capacity. You can run the numbers in QuickLoad to see the potential difference.
    BUT, the CM uses a large primer instead of a small primer(like the 47L). So it might not actually survive so well with comparable competitive loads used with the 47L.
    BUT, for colder hunting, I would prefer the large primer to lite that capacity. And the CM capacity is more inline with needed for ~139-140gr bullets(only ~123-130gr for the 47L).

    They are both excellent mid-range cartridges(by design) that are sparsely stretched to 1kyd for some reason. But that'll fade away to 260s soon -in 26cal..
    IMO, the 6x47L is superior to both at 1kyd, matching the 6Dasher(a real, multi-record holding 1kyd cartridge).
    I think the 6x47L will be a very successful 6mm in 1kyd competitions.
     
  11. Weblake

    Weblake Active Member

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    You say you like the 6x47L, which it doesn't really matter to me which one I use but I do want to try to shoot deer out to 5-6 or maybe strech a 700 shot also, will the 6mm have enough power for that. I am not really looking for a competion rifle. I just don't want the average 308 or 270 is why I want to build a 6.5x47.

    If you think there is a better long range accurate cartridge out there that would also be decent for whitetail I would be interested in it but I have to build it on a SA 700 being as that is what I already have. Any opinions would be great.
     
  12. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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    I think the 6.5CM would work very well for you.
     
  13. Weblake

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    I no this is off topic of the 6.5 but could I build a 300 wsm off my 22-250 platform that I have? Is so would y'all recommend it or just quit thinking about it so much and just have a 6.5 built?
     
  14. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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    I would not recommend it.
    The WSM needs a magnum diameter action so that you get enough barrel steel around the chamber to allow respectable loads without extraction problems.