Tactical Rifles M40 6.5×47 LAPUA

Despite its prohibitive anti-gun climate and socialist leanings, there is…


Despite its prohibitive anti-gun climate and socialist leanings, there is still a great deal of engineering genius coming out of the European continent. It’s one of the great ironies of our day that many of the firearms most sought after by American shooters come from countries where private gun ownership is restrictive at best.

paul2.gifOne of the hottest cartridges to come from the “old country” is the 6.5×47 Lapua. Long known for their innovation and accuracy, the Finnish company has released a round that has grabbed the attention of precision shooters across the pond and has just recently started to catch on here.

My first introduction to the cartridge was during a telephone conversation with my friend David Rooney of Tactical Rifles. David mentioned that during a military sniper competition held last year in Europe, the 6.5×47 Lapua was the number-one performer, edging out the venerable .308 (7.62×51 NATO). Rooney informed me that Tactical Rifles was putting together a custom built bolt gun in that chambering and offered to let me have the first look. How could I say no?

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  • irons

    Hey jim give me a holler when you get a chance on facebook

  • Gilliland77

    If the new rifle shoots anything like his other rifles you will be so very impressed. Tactical Rifles.net build me a .308 last year that I have found to be the most accurate firearm I have ever owned or had the pleasure of shooting. My rifle is a precision instrument and has every detail in place from the finely tuned crisp tirgger break to the smooth as glass bolt action. This rifle is perfect! David is a great guy and will make it worth your while just to call him up.
    SFC Jim Gilliland