6.5x47 Lapua Diagram Here

Discussion in 'Big Stuff -- 6.5mm, 7mm, 30 Cal' started by Forum Boss, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. AckleymanII

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    You use a lot less powder on the 47, and R#26 in the 47 with 140's is awesome...about 100 fps faster than R#17
     
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  2. jsthntn247

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    Elaborate on this please
     
  3. Beeman

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    What kind of speeds are you guys getting with a 140 and R26? tried a experiment awhile back with R 26 and a 147 ELD-M. Could not get enough powder in the case to produce any speed. Went back to my load developed by Travis at RBROS. 42.2 gr of H4350 and a 130 Berger hunting. Shoots great but would like to try the 140-147 ELD-M. As help would be appreciated.
     
  4. Bulletbob

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    Hello , I have done quit a bit of testing with the 47, And I have better long range results from the 140grn Elite hunter from Berger. Loaded with 40grns of RL17 and a CCI 450 , or the Fed small rifle match Primers, both do well. But this is not to say the Berger 130 are bad, I just got really good groups past 500 out to 1000 with the 140s. And this is with a PacNor 1:8 26" barrel. Have just put on a Brux 1:8 26" #5 , can't wait to stretch its legs. Bob
     
  5. Bulletbob

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    Being that Lapua, is the only manufacturer of 6.5x47 brass, it goes with out saying that is what you intend on loading. I personally tested several 130 grn bullets and powder combo's and thought I was doing great, until I was talked into the 140 class bullets. The 140Gr elite hunter Berger out shot the others including the 130 Hybrid Berger. My 2 go to loads are 40 grns of H4350, with CCI 450 primer , or 40 grns of RL17 with the same primer. The RL17 is about 90fps faster than the H4350. But both a very accurate beyond 500 yrds. Matter of fact I splattered 2 hen eggs in 2 shots at 500, and they were not gumbo size eggs. Just for fun. Have fun Bob
     
  6. EBShooting

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    May be a dumb question here, is it possible to form 47 brass from 6.5cm brass? Saw a mention of it on another forum, but no details about it.
     
  7. Rdlningcltchdmpr

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    Have you looked at the remaining speed and energy at 600 yds ? 2000 fps is minimum for expansion. Pretty sure 6.5 ×47 won't do it.
     
  8. brianc74

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    Kinda know that now. I posted that back in June of 2011

    Brian
     
  9. Bulletbob

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    I have been using the 130 hybrid Bergers, and getting really good velocity from 41 grns of RL17 and the CCI 450 primers. I am shooting a 26", 1~8 4R Brux barrel, and getting 2950~2975 fps and sub MOA accuracy. And very good accuracy out to 1000. My rifle is just a hunting rifle, but holding 3~4" groups at 1000. And actually broke 2 hen eggs suspended from the 500 yard target in 2 shots. And they were not jumbo eggs. Also my barrel likes .015" of jump.
     
  10. Bulletbob

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    I shoot 41grns of RL17 and CCI 450 primers o 130grn bergers at 2975~3000 fps, my calculator tell me , that's 1915 fps at 600 yrds. I personally have not killed anything but a lot of steel targets, at that range. but I do think it should be close enough. And that is from a 26" brux 4R 1~8 barrel in a 47L.
     
  11. Rdlningcltchdmpr

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    10-4 , i learned something. I know that a lot of bullets generally loose about 300 fps per 100yd's, so 300 × 6 = minus 1800fps. But i did not look at balistic calculations. Always best to be sure.
     
  12. Rdlningcltchdmpr

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    I just did the calculations and you are correct, it's an amazing little cartridge.
     

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