Lapua

6.5×47 Lapua

From a practical hunting point of view, the 6.5×47 scores higher than the other 6.5s on barrel wear, recoil and powder consumption, but it is unlikely that a standard hunting rifle will be able to take much advantage of the superb accuracy.

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.338 Lapua

The .338 Lapua is unlikely ever to be considered as a viable hunting calibre in the UK, although it is being used for long-distance target shooting. As you might expect, though, the Americans haven’t shied away from harnessing the impressive ballistics on live quarry.

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6.5×55 Swedish

Byron Pace takes a look at the modest 6.5×55, a cartridge finding increasing favour on UK shores

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Champagne and gunpowder

Speaking to Sporting Rifle contributor David Barrington Barnes, Miles Kaye explains his enthusiasm for rifles and ammo

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