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    Short barrel 6.5x47

    Does any one have experience with reloading 6.5x47 for a shorter barrelled rifle 18-20" what sort of velocities can I expect from bullets in the 120 grain range.

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    Speak to off road gary on here he has one

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    Stuart I have a 20" 6.5-47 sporter shooting 130g hpbt I get 2804fps
    www.anglocustomrifle.co.uk
    Anglo deer management and training
    Yet another 7mm 08 user ..................... if Carlsberg made calibers.........................

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    Thats pretty quick!

    I'd be looking for 2600-2650fps in a 19in barrel with 123gr

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    20" to action face

    2812 120gn btip
    2821 120gn prohunter
    2813 123 amax

    all with 38gn varget, been up to 39 gn in that rifle.

    my new one, 26" to bolt face returns 2905fps with 120 amax and 38gn varget, too hot in that rifle.

    the old one sped up 100 fps after a while, then i cut it back 4".

    everyone should have a long and a short one!

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    100Grain ttsx spat at 3047 five shot group average from an 18inch barrel
    regards
    Jimmy

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    Thanks for the info guys, the rifle in question currently sports a 30" barrel which is a little unwieldy to say the least I will be chomping it back to 20" in the next week or so as long as I keep the mv above 2700fps I will be happy.

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    What powders are you using, a part from varget. Or is varget the best?

    Al

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger22 View Post
    What powders are you using, a part from varget. Or is varget the best?

    Al
    Varget is one of the best, for my new rifle, im developing loads with n150, velocity will be slightly lower than varget,but its accuracy im after.

    Others use h4350 and reloader 17 to good effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad Gary View Post
    Varget is one of the best, for my new rifle, im developing loads with n150, velocity will be slightly lower than varget,but its accuracy im after.

    Others use h4350 and reloader 17 to good effect.
    I've found N140 to be the most consistent in mine.
    www.anglocustomrifle.co.uk
    Anglo deer management and training
    Yet another 7mm 08 user ..................... if Carlsberg made calibers.........................

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