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I have a 6.5x47 Lapua now!

ZeeZee Senior MemberPosts: 27,580 Senior Member
Wasn’t looking for one, but my Mentor decided that I needed it. 
He gave me his MOA Maximum in 6.5 X 47 Lapua that he’d gotten from Ernie several years ago.  Guess my Mentor is getting out of the SP niche. Last year, he gave me his HSP .223 Rem bolt action specialty pistol and this year, his MOA!
Hooked me up with brass and loaded ammo as well. 

I gotta do some deciding on scope swapping now. This gun is going on the list for deer next year. Never shot anything with a 6.5x47 Lapua before. 
Gotta get some dies as well. 

I’m blessed. 
"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
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  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 3,272 Senior Member
    Damn I’ve never even HEARD of. 6.5x47 before.  That’s a cool SP!!!
    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,197 Senior Member
    Never heard of it, but that is one beastly looking SP
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • ojrojr Senior Member Posts: 1,298 Senior Member
    edited May 13 #4
    Nice
    Got a mate that had one of these built some time ago on a 75 action.
     It was very accurate....It was also a bit longer than yours though.
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    The flight was uneventful, which is what one wants when one is transporting an Elephant.
     Reuters, Dec 2020.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,580 Senior Member
    While I’ve shot a rifle so chambered and heard/read about the cartridge…….I have no real personal experience. 
    Going to try loading up some 130gr ELD-Match bullets I have and see how they do. 
    Gotta get dies first. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 2,567 Senior Member
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,533 Senior Member
    Damn I’ve never even HEARD of. 6.5x47 before.  That’s a cool SP!!!
    Now you can do more reading up on the cartridge.

    Another 15"  6.5x47 Lapua specialty pistol.







    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,533 Senior Member
    Hurry up and buy those dies.
    With my Black Widow I have used Varget more than any other powder.
    With the 130 grain ELD-M, my accuracy load on my Black Widow pictured above in the video, I use 35.3 grains of Varget for a MV of 2532 fps (15" barrel).

    The 140 grain RDF runs 2350 fps.

    I think the 120-130 grain bullet is ideal for hunting
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,088 Senior Member
    You suck. I always thought those guns were just freaking cool
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,533 Senior Member
    Don't count out the old 140 A-Max or 140 ELD-M as a 2350 fps MV, has a 1800 fps impact velocity at 500 yards, IF your MV is around 2350 fps.  I get 2350 with the 140 grain RDF in my Black Widow
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,533 Senior Member
    Slowing down the 130 ELD-M may be a good thing for penetration on game, since goes off like a bomb in your 6.5 Creed rifle.  What is the MV of the 130 ELD-M in your rifle?  What barrel length?
    Black Widow - 2532 MV
    100 yards 2397
    200 yards 2267
    300 yards 2141
    350 yards 2080
    400 yards 2020
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,580 Senior Member
    My .260 Rem with the 16.5” barrel is running 130gr ELD-M @ 2,633 fps using H4350. 

    I’ll likely stick with H4350 as I have a lot and No Varget. It’s been good to me in everything I’ve used it in. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,580 Senior Member
    My 14” CVA pistol in 6.5 CM is running the 130gr ELD-M @ 2,525 fps. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,580 Senior Member
    You suck. I always thought those guns were just freaking cool
    I have 2 MOA Maximum’s now and 4 barrels. 
    6.5x47 Lapua
    6.5-284 Win
    .308 Win
    .338-06 A-Square
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,533 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    My 14” CVA pistol in 6.5 CM is running the 130gr ELD-M @ 2,525 fps. 

    That is so close to my 15".  We were working for accuracy first obviously.  One inch less barrel, and a tad larger case capacity makes for a lot of similarities.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,533 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    My .260 Rem with the 16.5” barrel is running 130gr ELD-M @ 2,633 fps using H4350. 

    I’ll likely stick with H4350 as I have a lot and No Varget. It’s been good to me in everything I’ve used it in. 

    I would do the same.
    You might do better with the 140 grain bullets with H-4350, but you never know till you try.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,533 Senior Member
    Thinking....Even with a slower MV with H-4350, that is not a bad thing...given the 130 ELD-M's propensity with speed and game.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,894 Senior Member
    IIRC, you now have:
    6.5x47 Lapua, capable of launching 139 gr. slugs at 2700 fps.
    6.5 Creebore, capable of launching 143 gr. slugs at 2710 fps.
    And a .260 Remington, capable of launching 140 gr. slugs at 2750 fps.


    I'm just here for snark.
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,533 Senior Member
    IIRC, you now have:
    6.5x47 Lapua, capable of launching 139 gr. slugs at 2700 fps.

    The 15" MOA Maximum will not launch a 139 or 140 at 2700 fps.
    Were you referring to a rifle?

    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,580 Senior Member
    IIRC, you now have:
    6.5x47 Lapua, capable of launching 139 gr. slugs at 2700 fps.
    6.5 Creebore, capable of launching 143 gr. slugs at 2710 fps.
    And a .260 Remington, capable of launching 140 gr. slugs at 2750 fps.


    And about a dozen .308 Winchesters. 😁
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,894 Senior Member
    Yes. 
    I'm just here for snark.
  • mitdr774mitdr774 Member Posts: 1,772 Senior Member
    If I am not mistaken, isnt there also a 6.5x55 in the mix?
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,894 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    IIRC, you now have:
    6.5x47 Lapua, capable of launching 139 gr. slugs at 2700 fps.
    6.5 Creebore, capable of launching 143 gr. slugs at 2710 fps.
    And a .260 Remington, capable of launching 140 gr. slugs at 2750 fps.


    And about a dozen .308 Winchesters. 😁
    So... you like redundancy?
    I'm just here for snark.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,580 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    IIRC, you now have:
    6.5x47 Lapua, capable of launching 139 gr. slugs at 2700 fps.
    6.5 Creebore, capable of launching 143 gr. slugs at 2710 fps.
    And a .260 Remington, capable of launching 140 gr. slugs at 2750 fps.


    And about a dozen .308 Winchesters. 😁
    So... you like redundancy?
    Just kidding. I only have about 6 or 7 I think. 😘
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,580 Senior Member
    Mounted a Weaver 2-8x pistol scope on the Lapua. 

    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,533 Senior Member
    Does it feel weird calling it "The Lapua?"
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,580 Senior Member
    edited May 13 #27
    Well, I guess I should really call it “The OTHER Lapua”. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,580 Senior Member
    Or, “The LiTTLE Lapua”. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,580 Senior Member
    Yeah, the last one. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,533 Senior Member
    Without the guys seeing which weapon you are talking about, tell then they are going to have a contest shooting "Your Lapua" and then watch their faces when you pull out the MOA o:)
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,580 Senior Member
    Without the guys seeing which weapon you are talking about, tell then they are going to have a contest shooting "Your Lapua" and then watch their faces when you pull out the MOA o:)
    They’ve already got first round hits at 1K with my XP-100 SP in .260 Remington. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
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