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#6021730 - 11/10/15 03:13 PM 6.5x47 lapua
colt45 Offline
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have a custom, 26" barrel, 1-8 twist, I have some load data, but, if anyone has a load (rather than go though various powders)that would share, most likely the 123gr bullet. thanks
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#6021805 - 11/10/15 03:47 PM Re: 6.5x47 lapua [Re: colt45]
Judd Offline


Registered: 01/22/09
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Loc: Sachse, TX
That class of bullet, I would use Varget....for the bigger bullets use H4350...unfortunately, those are quite possibly the two hardest powders to find. You might check with 5standDan...he had some recently.

Good luck...you could always try powders around that same burn rate.
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#6021965 - 11/10/15 05:10 PM Re: 6.5x47 lapua [Re: colt45]
colt45 Offline
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I have both, thanks
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#6021989 - 11/10/15 05:23 PM Re: 6.5x47 lapua [Re: colt45]
300_WizzM Offline
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Registered: 03/15/14
Posts: 243
Loc: Grand Saline, TX
I might could help if you were going 140g. Haven't tried anything lighter.

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#6022051 - 11/10/15 06:07 PM Re: 6.5x47 lapua [Re: colt45]
6.5x47Lapua Offline
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37.5-38.5 grains of varget with 123 scenars should net 2900 fps depending on your barrel.

As usual, work up to that.

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#6022264 - 11/10/15 07:53 PM Re: 6.5x47 lapua [Re: colt45]
603Country Offline
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Registered: 07/03/12
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Loc: Central Texas
I use IMR 4064 for light bullets in my 260. It makes sense that Varget would work well, and with a higher density might give higher velocity.

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#6022380 - 11/10/15 08:52 PM Re: 6.5x47 lapua [Re: colt45]
headhunter54 Offline
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Registered: 07/07/11
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Loc: Longview, TX
37.5 of Varget and let her eat. Mine likes that with the 123's and 130's.

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#6022661 - 11/11/15 01:26 AM Re: 6.5x47 lapua [Re: colt45]
DStroud Offline
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Registered: 11/02/11
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Loc: Waco
For top velocities try Superformance or Reloder17.

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#6022866 - 11/11/15 07:45 AM Re: 6.5x47 lapua [Re: colt45]
300_WizzM Offline
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Registered: 03/15/14
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Loc: Grand Saline, TX
41.5g H4350, 140 berger VLD Hunting = 4 rounds @ 300yds smile


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#6023067 - 11/11/15 09:16 AM Re: 6.5x47 lapua [Re: colt45]
Judd Offline


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Loc: Sachse, TX
FWIW - the RL powders are not very temp stable.

Nice group WizzM.
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#6023151 - 11/11/15 09:45 AM Re: 6.5x47 lapua [Re: colt45]
300_WizzM Offline
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Registered: 03/15/14
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Loc: Grand Saline, TX
Thanks Judd

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#6023275 - 11/11/15 10:42 AM Re: 6.5x47 lapua [Re: colt45]
Big Fitz Online   content
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Registered: 12/06/09
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Loc: McKinney, TX
WizzM, I think you need practice.

Nice shooting flehan

Is that the rifle Tony built?
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#6023321 - 11/11/15 11:10 AM Re: 6.5x47 lapua [Re: Judd]
Txhillbilly Offline
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Originally Posted By: Judd
FWIW - the RL powders are not very temp stable.

Nice group WizzM.


The only temp unstable Alliant powder that I've had problems with is Reloader 7 in my 458 SOCOM. I use Reloader 7-10-15-17-19-22-and 25, plus several of their newer powders.

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#6023376 - 11/11/15 11:30 AM Re: 6.5x47 lapua [Re: Txhillbilly]
ChadTRG42 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Txhillbilly
I use Reloader 7-10-15-17-19-22-and 25, plus several of their newer powders.


Everyone of these above are temp sensitive. R17 the most sensitive. I know R17 and R15 are double base powders, and I think R19 and R7 are also. Alliant produces a lot of double base powders. Double base powders have more energy than single base powders, and make them more sensitive to temps. To combat temp sensitivity, mfg add coatings to the powder. This is what you are seeing on a lot of the newer powders.

I know R22 is also. I shot about 1500 to 2000 rounds in my 300WM with a 190 SMK and R22, and my speeds would easily increase/decrease with the temps. I would account for this, and have some POI shift up when temps got warm. Rule of thumb is 1 fps per degree up or down with the temp. That was a good rule of thumb.
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#6023554 - 11/11/15 12:50 PM Re: 6.5x47 lapua [Re: Big Fitz]
FiremanJG Offline
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Originally Posted By: Big Fitz
WizzM, I think you need practice.

Nice shooting flehan

Is that the rifle Tony built?


He had a good teacher. peep
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