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#5420963 - 11/14/14 02:56 PM Finished my new "sheep rifle" 6.5x47
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I built this rifle up for an aoudad hunt that didnt pan out too well. Its a 6.5x47 on a remington 700sa that i trued up prior to fitting a shilen SS match grade 1-9 #2 contour blank. It is finished at 20". I finished the bolt in KG flat black. The barrel and receiver were finished in a mix of three colors i had left over from other projects. I call it **** brown but its really almost black. Light weight was the name of the game when i built this rifle. It has a straight bolt handle that was welded on by accu-tig. I then made several lightening holes in the handle and bored out the knob. LRI did the bolt fluting in their high helical. I installed a sako extractor in this one. I do the m-16 type as well but i really lime the sako. Its a bdl as you can see and its nestled in a B&C alaskan II stock. The trigger is a factory old style i honed on and slicked up. I make my brass out of 22-250 with a large primer pocket. I am shooting the 123 amax at 2825fps. It shoots 1/2moa at this velocity. I can go up to 3000fps but accuracy suffers. It LOVES the 123 scenar and shoots better groups but i was leary of trusting a once in a lifetime hunt to that bullet. Cant wait to lay something down with this little bang stick!

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#5421073 - 11/14/14 03:43 PM Re: Finished my new "sheep rifle" 6.5x47 [Re: Chuckw]
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I dig it. Can you flute a barrel after it's installed?
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#5421100 - 11/14/14 03:52 PM Re: Finished my new "sheep rifle" 6.5x47 [Re: Chuckw]
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What a sweet looking rig!!!!!

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#5421189 - 11/14/14 04:48 PM Re: Finished my new "sheep rifle" 6.5x47 [Re: Chuckw]
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What's the weight with scope and sling? If I have to carry it I like a lighter weight gun my BRNO 22F comes in at 7lb 3oz.
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#5421370 - 11/14/14 06:53 PM Re: Finished my new "sheep rifle" 6.5x47 [Re: Chuckw]
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Havnt weighed with scope and sling "all up" but the .308 i built for my buddy with a smaller sightron sii weighs 6.5#.

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#5421383 - 11/14/14 07:00 PM Re: Finished my new "sheep rifle" 6.5x47 [Re: Chuckw]
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Originally Posted By: Chuckw
Havnt weighed with scope and sling "all up" but the .308 i built for my buddy with a smaller sightron sii weighs 6.5#.

Mine's 1948 technology in 7x57. There's a little extra weight in the action and wood stock. My scope is a 1x6 Minox at 12.5 oz.
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#5421607 - 11/14/14 09:14 PM Re: Finished my new "sheep rifle" 6.5x47 [Re: Chuckw]
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Congrats. Nice to see you using a Remington 700 action and working the trigger rather than having to install a Timney. Also like the 20" barrel. Good choice on caliber. Looks like you got a winner and also something different than what everyone will be carrying.
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#5421661 - 11/14/14 09:53 PM Re: Finished my new "sheep rifle" 6.5x47 [Re: Chuckw]
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Nice!!! I have had several rem triggers never had any issues.. must be people jacking with em and then rem gets a black eye for it
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#5421683 - 11/14/14 10:13 PM Re: Finished my new "sheep rifle" 6.5x47 [Re: Chuckw]
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I use a lot of slicked up old style remingtons. They can be every bit as good as a timney. I do like the captured sear design of the timney though. I build more tactical/practical match rifles and long range hunting rifles and like to shoot matches as well, but i sure do hate carrying a fat pig hunting! All of my personal rifles will be as light as practical from now on. I have some model 7 receivers i plan on building on soon. I should be able to shave off a few ounces that way as well.

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#5421769 - 11/14/14 11:36 PM Re: Finished my new "sheep rifle" 6.5x47 [Re: Chuckw]
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Is a Lapua Scenar a decent hunting bullet?

I there are some interesting options opening up for 6.5
in the 129/130gr area.

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#5421829 - 11/15/14 04:14 AM Re: Finished my new "sheep rifle" 6.5x47 [Re: Chuckw]
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I have read conflicting reports on the scenar for hunting thats why i went with the amax load. The scenar can be pushed faster with greater accuracy in this rifle i am just not sure of its performance. My farm is over run with hogs. I will try to shoot a couple with the scenar for "testing" purposes!

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#5421837 - 11/15/14 04:54 AM Re: Finished my new "sheep rifle" 6.5x47 [Re: Chuckw]
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Have used the 139gr scenar bullets successfully on hogs, accurate bullets also. Do they offer Partition type performance NO but they do as well as a lot of cup and core bullets with very good accuracy.
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#5421876 - 11/15/14 06:28 AM Re: Finished my new "sheep rifle" 6.5x47 [Re: Chuckw]
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I'll be interested in the terminal performance of the amax, since I assume they're designed for 6.5 Grendel velocity. The 123gr SST might be a little better at higher velocity, but that's just speculation on my part, and that's why I'm interested in how these do. I don't understand why Hornady went with the 120 and 129gr bullets for their 6.5creed loads instead of the 123gr w/ higher BC. I can only surmise that it's due to velocity constraints on the lighter 123.

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#5421895 - 11/15/14 06:47 AM Re: Finished my new "sheep rifle" 6.5x47 [Re: Chuckw]
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great caliber
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#5422146 - 11/15/14 10:15 AM Re: Finished my new "sheep rifle" 6.5x47 [Re: Chuckw]
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I know it's designed for sheep hunting and carrying, but I'm willing to bet, that you'll find it mighty handy in deer stands, particularly ones that are a bit of a tight fit.


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