This week’s article is on necking down 6.5×47 Lapua brass. There’s been a good bit of interest in this caliber in general. Some folks are put off by the idea of working with a Wildcat cartridge. It typically means there is some extra work to do in order to have brass ready to go for that caliber. I’m here to tell you that the brass preparation with 6×47 Lapua is exceedingly simple and pretty quick to perform. I’ll show you just how fast you can do it as well as describe the steps involved along with any that may come later in the process. Ready? Let’s get started!
I thought it was time to do an article on the 6×47 Lapua rifle cartridge! When I put a new build together for a match gun last year this was the caliber I’d elected to go with after having researched a couple possibilities. Now, many months, several matches, and several hundred rounds fired later…I thought I would share with you all some thoughts and observations on this caliber. If you aren’t familiar with it, 6×47 Lapua is a wildcat chambering derived from the 6.5×47 Lapua cartridge. 6.5×47 Lapua is very similar, and nearly identical ballistics-wise, to the 260 Remington and 6.5 Creedmoor cartridges. They all share excellent ballistics and improved barrel life over the 243 Winchester. The 6×47 Lapua is essentially a 6.5×47 Lapua, made to fire 6mm, or .243 diameter, bullets at higher velocities! The extra speed, paired with high BC (ballistic coefficient) projectiles, makes for a performance powerhouse!