Discussion in 'Varminter & Hunting Forum' started by davist, Mar 13, 2019.
What bullet and weight works good for prairie dogs in 6.5x47
95g V V max
I think that sierra makes an 85g HP
I have used the 85 grain sierra,s on prairie dogs and they were very accurate and very effective.
95 Vmax. Agree with AclleymanII - going more I use IMR 8208 and get velocities sort of approaching that of 6.5-06 with same bullet. The relatively dense H414 is also effective. Bang, zip, splat!
Speer 90 TNT
Sierra 100 grain HP looks like a sewer pipe and really makes some nice audibles when it connects...BC of a doorknob though...
What kind of accuracy are you getting with the 8208 ? I have 8 pounds of 8208 and was hoping to get use out of it in my 47.
I have not found alot of info on shooters using it in the 6.5x47
IMR 8208 gets me the best with light bullets. My final determination is how good does it shoot at 300. I have a almost 2 inch diameter steel rod and successive hits at 300 it is my indicator. These are rodent loads and work well. Page 97 of the 2019 Annual Hodgdon manual has load data for the 95 VMax & IMR 8208, I use loads somewhat under max. I try real hard not to lose $1.20 per piece brass in the weeds under foot. I should be so fortunate to have 8 pounds of golden IMR 8208. The 6.5X47 L case is an "equal opportunity" powder burner within sensible limits.
Thanks fellows I’m going to order some 95 v-maxes
Has any one used the 8208, under the 123 or 130 grn bullets. Am looking for alternative to RL17, if do you like it and wuld you be willing to share some info.
I’ve been testing 8208 under 95 v-max in my 6.5 Creedmoor. Browning x-bolt hell’s canyon speed, 22” barrel. Found a very promising load at 39.8 gr (need to shoot a few more groups to be sure). Getting about 3060 FPS. Should be great on coyotes. May even vaporize a few pdogs with it.
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