Lightweight 6.5x47 Lapua?

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  1. Hondo64d

    Hondo64d Well-Known Member

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    I'm having a 8" twist Bartlein 2B chambered in 6.5x47. Should be done in three weeks or so. I see folks regularly post where their heavier barreled 6.5x47s shoot in the .2s and .3s. How about you guys with the lighter weight rigs? How are they performing for you?

    John
     
  2. Edd

    Edd Well-Known Member

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    I've got all the stuff to build a lightweight one but probably won't start it until summer is over.
     
  3. Garycrow

    Garycrow Well-Known Member

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    I've got one built by Jon Beanland on a borden alpine with a bartlein #2 8.5 twist 5R barrel in a mcmillan edge stock. It's my deer rifle and I haven't really wrung it out, but it's a 1/2" rifle shooting 100 gr. Barnes TTSX's at 3080 fps which is my deer hunting load.

    I wouldn't fret, it's a great round for a lightweight rig. Super low recoil and the accuracy will be there if it's screwed together right.
     
  4. Hondo64d

    Hondo64d Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the response. I'm looking forward to it. Also having 8" twist 22-250 and 10" twist .308 barrels chambered up for the same rig. Should be much fun…

    John
     
  5. Hondo64d

    Hondo64d Well-Known Member

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    Finally got it done. Had it in the LVSF stock for a while, but it now resides in a Manners EH3.

    Stainless 700 action trued by Jon Beanland
    Bartlein 2b, 8" twist, finished at 24". Also have threaded and chambered 22-250 (8" twist) and .308 barrels for it.
    PT&G BDL floorplate
    PT&G recoil lug
    Timney trigger.
    Burris XTB bases
    SWFA rings
    Bushnell 3-12 LRHS

    Not done with load development, but it is showing some promise.

    John

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  6. CPGfan

    CPGfan Well-Known Member

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    This is a 7lb 6.5x47 Lapua built by Cloud Peak Gunworks. A buddy of mine bought it from one of his customers and brought it to me to change out the stock,bed, and load development. Specs are:
    Pierce Titanium action
    #3 Brux bbl 23" long
    Mcmillian gamescout stock with Edge
    4.5-14 Leupy

    Had a good thing going but the 5th shot got away from me. I was celebrating a little too early. The lightweight rifle shoots very well with 130 grain JLK's.
     

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