Get a load of this excellent stalking ammunition, all available in .243. Lapua Hunting Cartridges Loaded with Naturalis, Mega or FMJ bullets, Lapua’s hunting cartridges are varied and versatile enough that you’ll always have the ammunition required for any…
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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.
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.
Byron Pace takes a look at the modest 6.5×55, a cartridge finding increasing favour on UK shores