I am going to put together a new lightweight stalking rifle in 6.5X47. Currently I love my 6.5X55,I shoot about 200 deer a year with it, but you know how it is, we need our toys!
I want the new rifle to be lightweight, shoot out to 300 yards accurately with a 129 grain Hornady interlock softpoint, probably with a McMillan stock, detachable mag and I have a good fairly light moderator.
Has anyone any experience using a short barrel with the 6.5X47? Ideally I would like to get it down to 18 inches, 20 as a maximum. RPA produce their rifles in .243 and .308 with a 16 inch barrel, 6.5X47 uses the same case, so maybe its possible.
If you have any actual experience with a short barrel in this calibre, I'd love to hear from you.