6.5x47mm Lapua
Type Rifle
Place of origin 22x20px Finland
Production history
Designer Nammo Lapua
Manufacturer Nammo Lapua
Produced 2005
Bullet diameter 6.71 mm (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Neck diameter 7.41 mm (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Shoulder diameter 11.53 mm (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Base diameter 11.95 mm (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Rim diameter 12.01 mm (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Rim thickness 1.37 mm (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Case length 47 mm (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Primer type Large rifle for Prototypes, small rifle since start of production
Ballistic performance
Bullet weight/type Velocity Energy
6.7 g (Bad rounding hereScript error gr) Scenar939 m/s (Bad rounding hereScript error ft/s)3,087 J (Bad rounding hereScript error ft·lbf)
8.0 g (Bad rounding hereScript error gr) Scenar880 m/s (Bad rounding hereScript error ft/s)3,086 J (Bad rounding hereScript error ft·lbf)
9.0 g (Bad rounding hereScript error gr) Scenar820 m/s (Bad rounding hereScript error ft/s)3,028 J (Bad rounding hereScript error ft·lbf)
Source(s): Lapua (6.5x47 Lapua)

6.5x47mm Lapua (or 6.5x47mm) is a rifle cartridge that was developed specifically for 300m competition by ammunition maker Nammo Lapua and the Swiss rifle manufacturer Grünig & Elmiger AG in 2005.[1]


The cartridge has many special features including:[2]

  • The cartridge chamber dimensions are optimized for target bullets.
  • High pressure level (435 MPa / 63090 psi) and optimized powder capacity enables high velocity and flat trajectory.
  • Reduced barrel wear compared to 6mm Norma BR.
  • The 6.5x47mm Lapua has a base diameter and overall length similar to the 7.62x51 mm, allowing it to accept the same bolt heads and fit into similar actions and magazines.


The 6.5x47mm was designed from the beginning by Lapua to optimize accuracy, barrel life, and case capacity in a 6.5mm cartridge for target shooting. It is proving superior in these attributes when compared to other 6.5mm cartridges for competition shooting.

See alsoEdit


  1. October 2005 News, Features, and Products
  2. Lapua New Products

External links Edit

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