Initial test results with 6.5x47Lapua

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by RMulhern, Apr 19, 2010.

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  1. RMulhern

    RMulhern Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2003
    Shot this a couple days back at 1000 hrs. in a rolling/dancing mirage from 1000 yards. Target is 44" diameter with a 20" inner plate of 20" diameter. Load was 38.5 grs. Varget, BR4 primer, and the Berger 130 gr. VLD bullet. Don't know the velocity as of this date as I just haven't had or taken the time to set up the chrony. Rifle has 1-8.5 Krieger barrel, Rem 700 action equipped with a Surgeon DBM. Scope is a NightForce 5.5x22x56MM equipped with MilDots. This 10 shot group is a tat high on the 10 ring plate as I used the same zero I have for some 123 gr. SMK bullets loaded with the same load as the 130 Bergers and it appears that the latter is gonna shoot just a little flatter than the former.

    I haven't had this rifle but about a week but I have fired 6 and 7 shot groups with it from 100 yards to get a foundation zero with the groups shooting in the .100" size! I do think it will be one really great shooter. Since initially loading for it with the 130 Bergers just touching the lands.....I've discovered that it will shoot much tighter with the bullet jammed into the lands .015"!
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2010
  2. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2007
    Nice looking stick, good shooting in those conditions. I have not had a lot of luck with the 130 bergers glad they are shooting for you. The 123s despite the BC disadvantage really stack em from my 6.5x47.
  3. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2008
    Nice looking stick. Post your velocity results when you get your chronograph set up.
  4. lovdasnow

    lovdasnow Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2005
    thanks for posting this one. my 6.5 lapua will be done in another month or so, and now you've got me all excited!