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February 10, 2014, 14:02
Anybody got any comments on this round ?

February 10, 2014, 15:34
Anybody got any comments on this round ?

Which one ?

The "Lapua" which is a resurrected old wildcat.

Or the .222 Rem Mag based old wildcat ?

February 10, 2014, 15:58
the 222 rem based wildcat was the schniz for certain competitive shooting back in the 70's. it is an excellently balanced round that would be a wonderful 200 yard deer cartridge in a mini mauser.

February 10, 2014, 16:06
Yes! It needs another 8mm tacked onto the end of it to catch up with the 6.5X55 Mauser. :love:

OK, it's a shortened .308 win case necked down to .264 cal. A .260 Remington Short if you like. It lacks about 100fps muzzle velocity of the .260 Rem., but not a big deal in it's primary usage as a low recoil target puncher that would also do pretty good for smaller game or varmint work.

It looks like a winner with the precision rifle shooters, giving .260 Rem ballistics with fine accuracy and less recoil/muzzle blast.

Brass will be expensive if Lapua is the only supplier, but don't see why .260 rem cases can't be cut down. Lapua would be the best for those .2 or .3 groups however.

I would be interested in this cartridge if I wanted to do some precision rifle shooting, but that's not my type of shooting except to sight in and align scopes. I was interested in the .260 Rem or 6.5X308 but I found a CZ in 6.5X55 Mauser and called it close enough. I also don't want another caliber to load for and a non-factory one at that.

Check out 6mmbr, they have a good write up on this cartridge, or they did a couple weeks ago. They called it the 6.5X47 Lapua, I believe.

February 10, 2014, 20:43
In My Fantasy world Of experimental propriety Cartridges Id Take a 7.62 X 45 Checz case and neck it to 6.5.

Would make a great Military round - More punch than a 5.56 and still fit an M-16