6.5x47 Lapua LR Bomber

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  1. alf

    alf Silver $$ Contributor

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    Final test......

    I gathered up my neck sizer, priming tool, Wilson seater, and filled 12 plastic vials with 39.5 grains of Varget, plus bullets & primers, then proceeded to shoot one case 12 times.

    Everytime, opening and closing the bolt was a one finger affair,
    the case never got tight in the chamber, and the primer pockets stayed snug though out......cool.

    I'm there.....
     
  2. JBT

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    Thank you Drop Port
     
  3. Yote Hunter

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    Are you running moly bullets? And I assume you are using CCI 450's?
     
  4. alf

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    Yes, moly plated bullets and Federal 205's......oh the horror......:eek:
     
  5. Clancy

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    I cannot believe my eyes that I read 39.5 grains. Does the moly really make that big of a difference?

    I'd never get that case out of my rifle.
     
  6. alf

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    Moly plays a small role I'm sure.

    My other 6.5x47's showed 39.5 grains the upper node too, but gave pressure signs, so I run them at the next lower node.
     
  7. boltfluter

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    Alf,

    Nice clean looking rifle, as are all your builds. Mine loves the 130 VLD over 38.0 Varget. Happy shooting. :D:D

    Paul

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  8. alf

    alf Silver $$ Contributor

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    Thanks Paul. My one Brux liked 38 as well, the other 37.5.
     
  9. alf

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    Play time....500 yards:

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    720 yards:

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    1200 yards:

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  10. alf

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    Of course the wind progressively got worse as the distances increased. I generally toss out 2-3 lids off the Krylon spray cans for rough zeroing in the dirt for initial wind guesses. No pics at the closer ranges.

    Once at 1200, I gave a couple MOA more wind from my 1K zero, and let one go. That still landed left, so I clicked to the impact and shot again.....just under the lid. A couple clicks up and the 3rd shot sent the cap flying...yee haa...

    I moved over to the steel and the 1st shot landed, but with the mirage, I had no idea where. 2nd shot landed in the dirt, just left. 3rd shot, I held on the right edge, and it went in the same spot in the dirt....dammit. 4th shot, I held more right and heard the impact. 5th shot, same hold, another hit, but still no clue where.

    Gathered up my stuff and drove down to check things out.

    WOWZER.....that'll work....the 3 shots on the plate are 2" even:

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  11. alf

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    Fun Day.......filled up 24 milk jugs with water & 4-5 drops of food coloring in each:

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    Got 'em spread out up the hill towards the lone tree, from 550 to 1020:

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    Brought a couple others along for the play date..........

    Left to right, 22-204, 6 Dasher, and the new 6.5x47 Lapua:

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  12. BP1

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    You are one lucky man to have a place like that.
     
  13. JBT

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    I'll second that
     
  14. alf

    alf Silver $$ Contributor

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    Thanks guys....I agree....
     
  15. alf

    alf Silver $$ Contributor

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    No survivors:

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    Carnage:

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  16. MrBottleneck

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    Nice Alf.
    Im a touch envious of having some land like that. :)
     
  17. Drop Port

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    It's called "show and tell" now that you showed us, do tell, at least about the dasher:D
    Build, load etc.
     
  18. alf

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    22-204 is a S/S 700, 24" Kreiger Rem Varmint contour, McMillan Marksman stock, 40 MOA NF base, NXS 5.5-22x50, runs 80 VLD's at 3025.

    Dasher is built on an older blued 700 that has been hard chromed, 26" Kreiger HV contour, McMillan Marksman stock, 40 MOA NF base, NXS 5.5-22x50, runs lighter load of 105 Amax at 2950 for potential hot prairie doggin' temps.
     
  19. alf

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    Managed to find a couple three more jugs, so I got them filled up, drove out to the favorite spot again, and spread them out up the hill from 625 to 1350 yards. I moved my shooting spot back through the gate up into the farmer's field a ways, giving me another 150 yards to play with from the time before:

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    Today's players......

    22-204 - 6 Dasher - 6x47 Lapua - 6.5x47 Lapua

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    Shot of the day was a 2nd round hit at 1350 with the new 6.5X47 Lapua:



    Aftermath:

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  20. alf

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    Finally got the new Marksman stock in from McMillan:


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