6.5X47 Improved

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  1. TerryPohl

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    I have a reamer being made to shoot the 123's and 130 grain bullets and was wondering who may have one and what powder they are shooting in it.
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  2. TerryPohl

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    Sorry posted in the wrong spot.
    Terry Pohl
     
  3. johara1

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    Been down that road a while back, Sold everything...... jim
     
  4. Preacher

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    I use H-4350 in mine with the 130 AB.....
     
  5. TerryPohl

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    Johara1 why did you give it up? Barrell life not enough bang for the buck?
    Preacher I plan on using mine at a 500 meter fly shoot in a light gun, your opinion on this decision if you will please.FYI it will be on a Bat M with a 29'' #17 8.5 twist Kreager.
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  6. Preacher

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    Sounds like a plan to me, most any bullets have been really accurate in both of mine..
    Settled on the 130 AB for hunting purposes only...
    If I was looking for tiny groups, I would use the 120's and 123's....
     
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  7. johara1

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    My plan was to drive the 140 at 2800 with H4350 and it wouldn't do it and it didn't shoot as good as the 6.5x47. With the the 130 I could get .1 accuracy around 3000, straight 47not much more gain with the improved. jim
     
  8. Drop Port

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    You couldn't get 2800 with a 140 in an improved? What action, barrel length and FB was it?
     
  9. johara1

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    Hell I can't remember back that far, with H4350 and no it wouldn't do it without compression and the heel of the boat tail was well in the sized part of the neck. I was not interested in other powders. plus I was looking for .1 accuracy or less and it won't do it..... jim

    Don't worry bud this wasn't my first rodeo
     
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    I was looking for tiny groups for a 1000 yds, pretty hard to beat the 6.5x47..... nothing much gained with the improved.... jim
     
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    I know it's not, mine either that's why I asked. I've had good luck with H-4350 and 140's in standard 47L's, all came in @the mid 2700's and again well north of 2800, running .198"FB. in a 28" tube. Was just curious, not questioning your knowledge.
     
  12. johara1

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    IT was long, but I sure can't remember the exact number but the heel was up half way in the neck and I was using a Bat 1.530 B and a 28" Kreiger and 5 different lots of 4350 and it will not shoot small and at 2800. It ain't a race but it has to shoot and repeat and it won't do that. I can make the 47 do it with different powder but it won't shoot. All depends on the lot of powder, I had one lot of Varget that flat hammered, then when it was done, not one lot would do the same. I found that H4350 was the same deal, find the right lot and it is golden..... I never found it with the Improved....... jim
     
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    I'm getting great results in my 6.5x47 with RL-16
     
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    Did you like the plain 6.5x47 for 1000? I have Jim Borden building me one right now on a BRL drop port. Figured the 6.5x47 would give me a bit more oomph than a 6BR variant without having to resort to a heavy hitter like a 284 or 300WSM.
     
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    Yes it shot very well, but at the expense of high recoil. I don't know about more oomph though, the 6mm with 110's and a BC over 600 seems to fill the bill too with less recoil.... jim
     
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    Think about this and run the numbers on it for wind deflection at 1000. a 6mm imp. at 2920 shooting in a .1 or less ES of 1 to 6, with a .600 bc. bullet verses a 140 bullet 6.5 bullet at 2800....... jim
     
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