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6.5x47 freebore
« on: January 29, 2016, 12:05:50 PM »
 

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Curious as to what freebore has been working best for your 6.5x47's
 

Re: 6.5x47 freebore
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2016, 12:08:51 PM »
 

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If memory serves, mine is a .170 freebore.  I'm using 140 Hybrids.
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Re: 6.5x47 freebore
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2016, 02:06:29 PM »
 

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Cool, thanks man. I just ordered a reamer with a .167" freebore and will be running 140's, should work out good, hopefully, lol
 

Re: 6.5x47 freebore
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2016, 02:16:34 PM »
 

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Why did you order a reamer?  I thought your new barrel was coming ready to go, and you were doing the Remage stuff?
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Re: 6.5x47 freebore
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2016, 02:55:16 PM »
 

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Nope, hawk hill needs to be chambered. 3 of us went in on the reamer purchase, that way we can do a few barrels with it. I just can't seem to get decent speed with the criterion
 

Re: 6.5x47 freebore
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2016, 03:30:34 PM »
 

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So this new barrel will not be a remage then?  And yeah, I remember your criterion being quite a bit slower than my Krieger...
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Re: 6.5x47 freebore
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2016, 08:52:29 PM »
 

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Not Remage this time, it was plenty accurate, just slow. Maybe I got a slow one, who knows...I'm hoping the hawk hill can get closer to 2800 with 140's
 

Re: 6.5x47 freebore
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2016, 09:10:30 PM »
 

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Not remage?  Coming to the dark side?  Nice!  :D
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Re: 6.5x47 freebore
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2016, 09:16:59 PM »
 

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I just ordered a reamer with a .167" freebore and will be running 140's, should work out good, hopefully, lol

That will work well.
 

Re: 6.5x47 freebore
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2016, 10:57:37 AM »
 

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My reamer is a 7 year old PTG Back when they were consistently good.
.295 Neck and .137 FB. In 26" and longer Benchmarks/Bartein's/Krieger's/Brux's it has always run 2790-2850fps with Varget and 140's (Hyb's/Amax's/Sierra's). You certainly could go longer on the throat for increases in velocity but if your limited to 2.800 COAL then I would not. Especially with the long nosed Hyb's, though the others would be more forgiving.
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Re: 6.5x47 freebore
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2016, 07:47:04 AM »
 

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.167 freebore .295 neck is pretty typical for running the 140's.