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10/19/2007

 

 

6-6.5X47 Lapua



The 6-6.5x47 Lapua is made by necking down the 6.5x47 Lapua  to a 6 mm. I used a BAT 3-LUG 6-6.5X47 LAPUAForester FL die by just adjusting the die down in the press until the neck was squeezed down to 6 mm to the shoulder and I had just a little bit of bolt crush. This will make the case expand to fit the chamber correctly. My barrel is a Lilja 10 twist so I can shoot up to a 100 gr.  I want to shoot 75, 87 and 95 gr. bullets in this gun. The 75 and 87's will be my main groundpig/varmint rounds. I have worked up loads for all of them but I need to work on the 95's to fine tune them for the egg shoot. The rifle was built by Richard Franklin using Greg Wests Model 10 varminter stock. The action is the new Bat 3-lug, Right Bolt/Right Port. Of course I have a Nightforce 8x32x56 NXS mounted on a Ken Farrel 20 MOA base.

I used CCI 450 primers for all loads. They have shown to reduce ES greatly. This case has a small primer pocket and I reasoned with the of slower burning powder I wanted to get my velocity as high as possible. I had plenty of H 414 and N 550 to try so that's what I tried. Velocities and case fullness seemed to be pretty dang good. Please start at least 10% below my loads and slowly work up. If at all possible use a chronograph to track what is going on.
Primer Powder Bullet Velocity Comment
CCI 450 N 550 75 Vmax
" 42.0 gr.   3560  
" 42.5 gr.   3605 Full case - the load
CCI 450 H - 414 87 Vmax
" 42.0 gr.   3286  
" 42.5 gr.   3321 The load
Fed 205 Match N 550 80 Nosler    
" 41.0 gr.   3447 Very accurate











BAT 3-LUG 6-6.5X47 LAPUA   BAT 3-LUG 6-6.5X47 LAPUA
     
BAT 3-LUG 6-6.5X47 LAPUA   BAT 3-LUG 6-6.5X47 LAPUA
     
BAT 3-LUG 6-6.5X47 LAPUA   Click on pictures to enlarge 
     
Yote taken with the 6-6.5x47 @ 212 yds.
Got this yote at 212 yds with the new 6x47 Lapua.

 

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