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I have ordered all the parts for and am in the process of having built, a 6.5x47 for 1000 yd competition. I wanted a combination that would better the performance of my 30/06 w/SMK 200 BTHP Match but with very little recoil. The bullet I am hoping will work in it (1:8 twist Kreiger) is the Berger 130 VLD. Has anyone gotten that bullet to shoot well, and if so what was the load and how much into the lands or "jump" are you using? I'm also interested in velocity but not to the exclusion of outstanding accuracy.
I have gotten some real good max or near max loading data from the web and from Darrell Jones (who wrote the article on this website) but I am looking for some good starting loads.
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Preliminary results are in for the rifle, which shot very well with in shifting winds (5-15 mph) at 600 yds last weekend.
6.5x47 Lapua Brass (weight sorted to +/- 0.5 gr), Federal 205 primer, 40.5 gr H4350, Berger 130 gr VLD seated 0.010 into the lands. SD 6, ES 20 with an average velocity of 2930 fps.
I am very happy with this combination and will be shooting it at the Regional in Coalinga.
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I am gearing up to get a 6.5 by 47 barrel made. I have the cartridge spec sheet show on this site but haven't figured out what freebore to use. What is your freebore and how did you determine how much to have? Thanks Hank
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What`s the loaded diameter of a 6.5 X 47 round at the case mouth on "Unturned brass". I`m having Kelbly`s chamber me a 8.5 twist Krieger,with a finished chamber diameter of .293,and this is supposed to be a chamber for "No Turn" brass. I also need to know the diameter of loaded rounds on no turn brass,with .2644" diameter Berger bullets,so that I can order the right neck bushings. Does .002"-.003" neck tension usually do well ? Thanks in Advance,Mike Kerwood,Kodiak Alaska
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Yes, .293 is a 'no turn' neck.
Loaded brass neck diameter = .2895 - .290
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my loaded rounds measure .290 with the 130 Berger as far as neck tension I would go .001-.002
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I'm thinking of having a prefit savage barrel chambered for 6.6 x 47, anyone know which smiths are set up to chamber for this new cartridge?
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Shilen and Pac Nor make prefit Savage barrels. I also think Lothar Walther does too.