That’s good to know. I jump .015 and a shooting partner that they like to jump .030 to .035. The H4350 seems to be not as consistent as Varget, and I am anal about weight. .02
Wow, that’s the opposite of mine. What are you running in the 6? I’ve got a 26” and have some 105’s.I've got both, both shoot very well and load workup was easy. I'm running Berger140 Hybrids over H4350 (2800 fps) in the 6.5x47L and in the 6x47L version, I'm running Berger 105 Hybrids over Varget (3060 fps).
I think you should just keep trying to find a suitable node. Being I am not familiar with your bullet choice, I have no clue on a good speed range. I run a 110 SMK @ 2985 with 38gr of RL 16 and it is a hammer., 26" barrel.Wow, that’s the opposite of mine. What are you running in the 6? I’ve got a 26” and have some 105’s.
^^^This is a fact. I saw the actual reamer in question part number a week or two ago.I'm no expert but if I recall, the majority of the issues people have stem from the reamer design.
Thanks, I think I’m trying to get too much speed out of the 47 case. I’ll try to find good node around 2950 to 3000. That was my best group.I think you should just keep trying to find a suitable node. Being I am not familiar with your bullet choice, I have no clue on a good speed range. I run a 110 SMK @ 2985 with 38gr of RL 16 and it is a hammer., 26" barrel.
Now I am not preaching, but unlike other larger 6mm's, the 47 case in either 6.5 or 6mm has limited case capacity, so necking down to 6mm and going to slower powders doesn't yield gains like say the 6mm creed.
Maybe if you give us your expectations someone can better steer you in the right direction.
I don’t know who teamed my off hand but the guy I bought the barrel from did send me the info. I’ll try to find it, thanks.^^^This is a fact. I saw the actual reamer in question part number a week or two ago.
Dibbs and I are lucky to be shooting the R Bros 6x47, which earned the nickname "6 WTF" because of the lack of finickiness with Travis's reamer right out of the gate. I have ran 105's, 108's, 112's, 115's, and 109's from 2850 fps to 3150 fps and from .020"-.030" jumps. I regularly see single digit ES numbers and 1/4"-3/8" groups regularly. With the R Bros reamer in 6x47 we see BR/BR Variant levels of consistency and accuracy, and while running 3030 fps for the last 2 years, I would see accuracy and velocity go to 2100 rounds (I pulled them then).
With that being said, the 6.5x47 is the dasher of the 6.5 calibers. If we weren't getting the performance from the 6x47, I would definitely have a 6.5x47 in my stable.
Cortina’s *should* be .150 I believe.IMO, 6X47 freebores are on the short side. My reamer is perhaps a bit too long because it was made for 115's but I got speed without excessive pressure. And great accuracy with any heavy bullet I tried.
OP, you've fired the brass at least once before starting load work, right?
the 6x47L isREALLY close to being a 6XC so I think there should be potential there for it to have inherent accuracy.When from a good time with 6.5, Varget, and 140 ELDM’s to 6, H4350, 108 ELDM pain in the butt!
Am I the only one?
Any help is appreciated. I feel like I dumped my steady thick love for a prom queen!
Understood. Measurements of a fired case neck diameter, and BTO or OAL measurements of a loaded round touching the lands would help if you have those available.I know its proprietary.
Did you make sure the body retains the same dimensions as the 6.5x47? A lot of reamers (no idea why) decrease the size of the body.I am on barrels 6 and 7 and every one of them after break in would run a 105 VLD or Hybrid over H4350 at speeds around 3000fps and produce sub half MOA fairly easily. Now, that said, I also seemed to have trouble with them being a bit erratic at times....the first 2 had .272 necks and the next several had .273 necks and it wasnt until after all this that I found out that they can be a little kooky because of the necks being undersized. I took a loaded round to my smith and he measure it at .2715 in a .273 neck and said, yep, thats tight. We ordered a .275 reamer based on some excellent feedback from a fella named Erik(sp?) Cortina and a couple other fellas on the 6x47 shooters FB page and am currently waiting on the reamer. The bottom line for me is that if this larger neck will settle the round down for the long haul(consistancy wise) it is a spectacular caliber, feeds well and I have run anywhere from 38.7 grains in one rifle up to 39.7 in another and almost any of my 47s will shoot any load out of my other ones extremely well. almost interchangeably.
What size bushing do you use in the 6.5 die?Did you make sure the body retains the same dimensions as the 6.5x47? A lot of reamers (no idea why) decrease the size of the body.
Even Redding seems to be using a smaller body for their 6x47 die. I use Erik’s reamer which keeps the 6.5 body and a .275 neck. In the pic, left is a Redding 6.5 die and right is a Redding 6 die. Brass is fired out of the same chamber:
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Personally I try for .002-.003 neck tension, and the neck bushing would vary based on specific components used. However if the loaded round at the neck measures, for example, .290, I would probably start with a .287 bushing allowing for a little springback on the brass. Others may use less neck tension.What size bushing do you use in the 6.5 die?
I have noticed that most, if not all, standard x47 reamer are too tight in the neck. CIP 6.5x47 is .292, standard 6.5 Creedmoor is .296 I believe. I've heard the 6mm flavor of x47 is same situation with a lot of reamers.Saami 6mm creedmoor throated for your bullet and call it a day. Easy button. If you want to use the 47 lapua case, leave a 6.5.
For sizing down, a .271 and .268 in steps (have a Forster 6x47 non bushing I’m going to try going forward).What size bushing do you use in the 6.5 die?
Went to 105 Berger and 39.5 H4350, seems to like them. Maybe I should just calm down and enjoy load developing. ?105gr B Hybrid here in a PVA 6x47.
39.0gr H4350 lit by a CCI BR4 primer.
This is the one and only load I have ever shot in this rifle and its a bug-holer with SDs in 10 range. 3050fps ish MV.
Sorry to hear you have had such a trouble with the cartridge. Hopefully you get straightened out.