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Has anyone been shooting 123g Matchkings with the 6.5x47L? I'm looking for some starting data for this combo. I currently have H4350 on hand and will probably try RL-15 next.
It's Barnard actioned rifle with a 30" 1-8 twist barrel.
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Matt: I am shooting 123 Lapua's in my 6.5x47 with 37.2g R15, BR4 pri with great results in F-class at 1000y. Barrel is a Krieger 29" 1-8.5 twist HV.
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Thanks. I was thinking about starting around 35g and working my way up. If I could get them, I would start with BR4 primers but I can't find any. I actually don't have any small rifle primers on hand...but luckily a friend has some to spare.
I want to try the 123g scenar's and the 130g bergers after I see what I can get out of the matchkings. Initial loads will be for 600 yards but I'll be working on 1000 yard loads after that.
My barrel is a medium palma krieger. Just got it put together this week and haven't had a chance to put a round thru it yet. I'm really looking forward to seeing what it will do. My first true custom rifle.
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Matt - try some CCI450s if you can get them. The case seems to like them...
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I'm pushing Sierra 123's behind 41 grains of H4350 in bench prepped Lapua brass sparked by cci br4's in a F-class/tac rifle. Rifle is built on a Remington 700 action with Lilja 1 in 8.5" twist barrel. It groups consistently inch at three hundred yards if I do my part. Hope this helps.
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I'm using 39 gr of N540 (safe in my rifle) in a 25 inch Bartlein and getting 2950 fps.
I have also used N140 and RL-15 with the 123 SMK's and both shot well.