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#5543577 - 01/14/15 08:17 PM Giving the 6mm an honest shot (UKD stuff)
6.5x47Lapua Offline
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It's time to rebarrel the Stiller. After years of shooting the 6.5x47, I have decided to go another direction.
My basic formula for a mid-long range rifle still applies. Find a group of bullets around .55 g1 bc, and send them at moderate velocities.
The 105 hybrids at 3k are just too tempting. Around 1.8 mils flatter to 1k, and the same wind call as the 6.5.

My first two 6.5 barrels were a 22 inch (shilen) and 25 inch (bartlein) plus a 9 inch can. This time I have decided to try medium palma 28 inch brux, 6mm creedmoor, no can, no brake.
Brass, and bullets have arrived. Still waiting on dies. I should pick up the barreled action this weekend.

Any other 6creed shooters out there? This should be interesting.

A few picks of the hunting/shooting grounds.

My favorite spot overlooking 850 yards of river bottom.

Another part of the ranch.

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#5543585 - 01/14/15 08:21 PM Re: Giving the 6mm an honest shot (UKD stuff) [Re: 6.5x47Lapua]
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Keep us posted as to how it does. I know many guys that have moved over to the 6 Creedmoor for competition, and have been enjoying it.
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#5543603 - 01/14/15 08:30 PM Re: Giving the 6mm an honest shot (UKD stuff) [Re: 6.5x47Lapua]
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Another 6.5x47 is in the works. When my 243 icon barrel goes south, it will be off to the smith.

Too much x47 stuff around here not to be shooting one.

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#5543615 - 01/14/15 08:34 PM Re: Giving the 6mm an honest shot (UKD stuff) [Re: 6.5x47Lapua]
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Dstroud should be along sometime, he has 22, 6mm and 6.5 Creedmoors that he has posted in the past.
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#5543635 - 01/14/15 08:38 PM Re: Giving the 6mm an honest shot (UKD stuff) [Re: 6.5x47Lapua]
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I don't have the creed more but a plain old boring 243. The 105 hybrid at 3050fps is nothing short of awesome. Very little recoil in 6mm even better with a brake I can see my own hits at 200. Why did you got with the creed more of the x47?

Walter

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#5543736 - 01/14/15 09:13 PM Re: Giving the 6mm an honest shot (UKD stuff) [Re: wburke2010]
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Originally Posted By: wburke2010
Why did you got with the creed more of the x47?

Walter

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I seriously considered going with a plain 243. I already have one in another rifle (10 twist, 95 berger classics). I have 243 dies, lapua brass is available, giruad trimmer is set up and everything. But for whatever reason, I decided to try something odd in the 6mm creedmoor. We will see if that turns out to be a wise decision.

I hope this Hornady brass is worth using.

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#5543747 - 01/14/15 09:17 PM Re: Giving the 6mm an honest shot (UKD stuff) [Re: 6.5x47Lapua]
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I was saying since you already shoot the 6.5x47 why not go with the 6x47 I got a buddy that shoots one and it is pretty nice as well. There are a lot of good 6mm cartridges these days was just wondering what made you decide.

I went with the 243 because of the component availability and stuff is everywhere for it. Plus the less case prep I have to do the happier of a person I am. grin

Walter

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#5543764 - 01/14/15 09:24 PM Re: Giving the 6mm an honest shot (UKD stuff) [Re: 6.5x47Lapua]
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I see.

I will have another 6.5x47 in the next few years. I didn't want to have two cartridges laying around with the same headstamp. Recipe for disaster at the worst, inconvenient at best.

I took a look at 6slr, 6xc, 6mm dasher, 6 creed, and plain jane 243. In the end, the choice came down to 6creed and the 243.


Edited by 6.5x47Lapua (01/14/15 09:26 PM)

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#5543766 - 01/14/15 09:26 PM Re: Giving the 6mm an honest shot (UKD stuff) [Re: 6.5x47Lapua]
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Gotcha, either way it will be some bad medicine. I really like mine. Not only does it shoot really good but the hybrids work great on game too.

Walter

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#5543773 - 01/14/15 09:27 PM Re: Giving the 6mm an honest shot (UKD stuff) [Re: 6.5x47Lapua]
wburke2010 Offline
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Just read your barrel choice too. I'm am also shooting a Brux. But mine is 26". Are you going to keep it 28" or cut it down.

Walter

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#5543775 - 01/14/15 09:28 PM Re: Giving the 6mm an honest shot (UKD stuff) [Re: 6.5x47Lapua]
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I was hoping someone had actually hunted with the 105 hybrids. I will give them a chance at hunting after I find my load and get comfortable with it.

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#5543780 - 01/14/15 09:30 PM Re: Giving the 6mm an honest shot (UKD stuff) [Re: wburke2010]
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Originally Posted By: wburke2010
Just read your barrel choice too. I'm am also shooting a Brux. But mine is 26". Are you going to keep it 28" or cut it down.

Walter


Brux came as a 31 inch blank. Finished product will start at 28 inches. It won't be a problem to cut a few inches off and recrown if I decide 28 is too much length.

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#5543783 - 01/14/15 09:30 PM Re: Giving the 6mm an honest shot (UKD stuff) [Re: 6.5x47Lapua]
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Shot a ram at about 100 yards. Walked twenty feet and layer over dead. Shot my buck last year and he went about thirty feet. Shot a spike this year and he was drt. Right behind the shoulder and came out through the middle of shoulder on exit. Broke the shoulder and liquified the heart, works for me...

Walter

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#5543785 - 01/14/15 09:32 PM Re: Giving the 6mm an honest shot (UKD stuff) [Re: 6.5x47Lapua]
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Originally Posted By: 6.5x47Lapua
Originally Posted By: wburke2010
Just read your barrel choice too. I'm am also shooting a Brux. But mine is 26". Are you going to keep it 28" or cut it down.

Walter


Brux came as a 31 inch blank. Finished product will start at 28 inches. It won't be a problem to cut a few inches off and recrown if I decide 28 is too much length.


Do a little more reading on it. The 6 creed more is a little more efficient than a 243. I'm getting 3050 out of a 26" I've seen other people getting the same with down to a 22" in the creedmore. My next barrel will be no more than 24".

Walter

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#5543804 - 01/14/15 09:38 PM Re: Giving the 6mm an honest shot (UKD stuff) [Re: 6.5x47Lapua]
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I am a fan of mild loads. I think 3k will be easily doable in a 28 inch barrel. If I make 3100 with a mild load, even better, but I don't want to push it.

I'm going to try h4350, h1000, and maybe even rl23.

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