6.5x47L 140 Berger LRBT ??

Discussion in 'Big Stuff -- 6.5mm, 7mm, 30 Cal' started by mr.big, May 15, 2018 at 9:55 PM.

  1. mr.big

    mr.big

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    getting a new Krieger 30 inch 4G 8 twist fat bbl for my Stiller PredatorV in an ST1000F in 6.5x47,,my last bbl was a 28inch 5R Bartlien and it wouldnt shoot any of the 140`s well but it shot the 130 VLD and 123 Scenar really well,,

    thought I would start the new Krieger with the 140 LRBT and H4350 or RL16 and maybe try the 140 VLD,,,,would like to stay under/around 2 inches at 600 yards,,any reasons this shouldnt work other than the nut behind the trigger??
     
  2. ShootDots

    ShootDots Gold $$ Contributor

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    Somewhere between 39.0 and 40.2grs of H4350 will get you where you want to be.
     
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  3. germanlongbow

    germanlongbow Scott M Bainbridge

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    I bough a 4 groove Krieger last year for a 6.5 Saum project and took off after 400 rounds of less than acceptable groups. Replaced with a 5r Krieger with similar luck. Not sure what the issue is I have a lot of Krieger and bartlein barrelanrhat shoot great. Beginning to think it may just be the cartridge choice. Have seen a lot of 6.5 Saum groups from other shooters having better success. Good luck with the Krieger. Great barrel and company to work with. 6.5x47 next project on my list.
     
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    I’ve had two 6.5x47’s one with an 8twist and the other with an 8.5” twist and both have shot remarkably well with 40.0grs H4350 under the 140 Berger
     
  5. 4xforfun

    4xforfun Gold $$ Contributor

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    I just jumped into the 6.5-47L for the first time. I got NO LOVE out of the 140 Hybrids at all. Tried a seating depth test to see if that would help....nope!! I am using H 4350 and CCI 450's. Things got better with the 140 VLD at 40.1.......but still not real happy with them. Gave a quick run with the VLD and RL17....no joy. I still have the 140 LRBT to try and then I move down to the 130 class......the VLD and the AR Hybrid with Varget.

    Also, it's been a while since I worked this hard with the BR guns...I am sure I have some shooter issues to work out.

    We'll see.

    Tod
     
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    I tried the 140’s in my 6.5/06 with a Krieger 1/8. Changed powders, brass, primers, seating depths they just didn’t work the way I wanted them to. Went to Sierra 142’s and everything changed for the better.
     
  7. North Fork

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    Try the 140 gr Berger elite hunter
     
  8. JBT

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    I shoot the 140 LRBT from 6.5x47. They shoot good in mine using H4350.
     
  9. mr.big

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    I couldnt get the 140 anythings to shoot in the 5R Bartlein but it hammered the 130 VLD`s with 42 grs H4350 at 3,000 fps,,it wasnt even hard to hit the spray paint cans at 1,000 yards after painting the steel plates,,
     
  10. 4xforfun

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    I just loaded up a double ladder test in .3 incruments from 38 - 41.3 with the 140 BT and H4350. I will run them low to high and then high to low at 750 yards. If I don't see anything that jumps out at me I am going to move to the 130's. Then I have to decide on H4350 or Varget.

    I do know this...I had an appointment that was going to prevent me from finishing the loading process and didn't want to leave my loads without a bullet seated, so I turned my Seating die up 65 thou from where the 140 VLD's were jammed....planning on adjusting back down shorter to find the jam..... and I am still off the lands with the 140 LRBT loaded long!! I will need to see exactly how far off I am if anything pans out....but these LRBT's are WAY different than the Hybrid or the VLD as far as seating depth.
     
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    I had better luck with RL15 than Varget with the 123 Scenars but the 130 VLD and H4350 was top dog in that Bartlein,,

    I am hoping the 140`s shoot in this Krieger but the 130`s at 2950-3000 fps dont give up much at all to the 140s at 2775.
     

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