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    6.5x47 with lighter bullets

    What are folks experiences running lighter bullets in the 6.5x47 ? How well do they work when not seated close to the lands ?

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    Mine worked fine but didnt knock the larger deer over as well at the longer ranges i shoot at. They drift mire in the wind and dont hit as hard

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    2p worth
    I use 123amax as it is now my range rifle but It like the 120 much better and I was using 120 bt nos rolled fallow with ease but would have to have looked hard at bullet choice , if I was to have gone after anything bigger never did so had no worries .

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    By lighter are you talking about 90-100grn???? gr1ffer on here played about with several bullets in his 6.5x47 but not sure how light he went to....

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    My 260rem shoots the 95gr vmax into cloverleafs. It's throated to suit 140gr bergers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The tramp View Post
    My 260rem shoots the 95gr vmax into cloverleafs. It's throated to suit 140gr bergers.

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    What sort of velocity are you getting tramp ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The tramp View Post
    My 260rem shoots the 95gr vmax into cloverleafs. It's throated to suit 140gr bergers.

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    That's comforting, just the sort of thing I was hoping to hear. Wondered if a chamber was cut to suit the ubiquitous Amax 120/123gr bullets if it would still work with a bigger jump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jb1 View Post
    What sort of velocity are you getting tramp ?
    A nice easy 3310 fps. Nowhere near to being hot, but certainly fast enough that foxes seem to drop faster than the sear 😊😊

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