6.5x47L Brock’s Gap SOY Benchrest

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  1. JamesnTN

    JamesnTN Silver $$ Contributor

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    For those the has doubts if the 6.5x47 is competitive, well I shot mine all season at Brock’s Gap 520 yard club matches against every variant of the 6mm BR cases made and managed to pull off Shooter of the Year in both group and score agg for the Heavy Gun Class. it was a tough and challenging year considering the competition at these matches but I stayed with it and and the hard work and testing paid off.

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  2. Gb300wm

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    Way to go James. I’m a fan of the little ‘47 in f class
     
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  3. Sandstorm

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    Yep..tryin to make mine work in F class as well...good for you James ..Bravo
     
  4. Drop Port

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    Love that cartridge, having another put together in a few weeks. What bullets are you using?
     
  5. Sandstorm

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    Mine likes the 140 Long range Bergers and the 139gr Scenar's pushed by Varget of course.
    Its in a McMillan MBR and im really enjoying it so far.
     
  6. alphapygmy

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    Love my 6.5x47. Care to share any specifics on gun and load?
     
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    Well done James.

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    The rifle is a Bat M bedded in a MBR stock Brux 8 twist barrel I’m shooting the Sierra 123 MK H4350 and S&B primers
     
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    Barrel length?
    Thanks,
     
  10. JEFFPPC

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    Good shooting. We have lots of groundhog matches here in Pa than run out to 500 yds. How big is your 10 ring and what score is usually need to win. We have another match here that is 2 10 shot strings at 400 yrs.
     
  11. JamesnTN

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    1.250 straight x30”
     
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    We use the IBS 600 yard targets. A winning score usually is from 191- 198
    There are a few of us that’s shot a 199 but no one to date has shot a 200
     
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    Congratulations, way to go, and great shooting James! Hard work, proper practice, and testing pays off. ;-) WD
     
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  14. boltfluter

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    Congrats on a great job James! :D:D

    Paul
     
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    Just wondering what your course of fire was for the matches, sighters ?
     
  16. JamesnTN

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    We use the IBS 600 yard match course of fire procedure. First target 6 min unlimited sighters then targets 2-4 we have 2 min unlimited sighters and all 4 targets must have 5 shots for record and scored for group and score.
     
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    "We use the IBS 600 yard match course of fire procedure. First target 6 min unlimited sighters then targets 2-4 we have 2 min unlimited sighters and all 4 targets must have 5 shots for record and scored for group and score."

    Congratulations on some very skilled marksmanship.
     
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    Do you know what won light gun?
     
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    Congrats! FWIW I have found the 123 Scenar is more accurate than the heavier 140gr bullets I have tried, to the extent that they also perform better out to 1000yd despite the BC disadvantage. Good luck next season.
     
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    Congrats. Maybe I will be able to get with you and you teach me how to hit a target at 500 yds when you all start back up.
     

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