6.5x47 with loooongg freebore

Discussion in 'Big Stuff -- 6.5mm, 7mm, 30 Cal' started by Pigdog, May 17, 2017.

  1. Pigdog

    Pigdog

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    hey guys my 6.5x47l has a freebore length of .250 obviously was designed before I bought it to shoot 140's. I don't want to shoot 140s I have a bunch of 123 scenar I want to work with. I see the majority of 6.5x47l's on here have freebores near half this. I haven't got my comparator yet to measure the lands but for those in the know am I likely going to have to jump these scenars a mile to reach the lands if I wanna keep any bullet in the neck at all?? What would be the longest bullets avail in the 120-130 max size range I really don't wanna shoot more than 130's I have no need for it.
     
  2. swd

    swd Gold $$ Contributor

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    Just try it, you might be surprised. I've had rifles that loved a mile of jump.
     
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  3. Ringostar

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    Yes try jumping them. Mine likes the 123 Scenar, and the 136 Scenar L. I have good luck with .010 jump. I've never tried anything over .020. I also shoot the 7mm 180 Scenar L at .010. I think that Eric Cortina was shooting these at .050 jump, so it never hurts to try.
     
  4. jfseaman

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    Berger 130 VLD
    Berger 130 AR hybrid
    Berger 130 VLD Hunter
    Berger 135 Classic Hunter
    Hornady 130 ELD-M

    Berger 120 Hollowpoint
    Hornady 123 ELD-M

    Some of these work well with jumps to .150
     
  5. EOD350

    EOD350 Silver $$ Contributor

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    I am jumping 123 Scenar's 40 thou and they shoot very well there.
     
  6. Pigdog

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    That sounds promising I will give them a go jumped some thanks
     

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