View Full Version : 8208xbr load for 6x47mm (6-222)

10-20-2013, 02:50 PM
I have recently purchased an old benchrest rifle chambered in the 6x47 that is the necked up 222 (not 6x47 lapua) The gentleman I got in from used 4198 with 70 grain match kings and benchrest primers getting pretty good results .25-.3 ish. It is a Remington 600 action, hart barrel, Mcmillan stock. Does anyone have an 8208 recipe for a rifle like this. Im looking for a starting point. I also have some varget but I have read that Varget will burn out a 6x47 quickly. I'm looking for someone who has actually loaded 8208 in a 6x47 with good results. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

10-20-2013, 04:12 PM
You may know this and just didn't write it correctly, but it will make a huge difference when you get the brass for this chamber. The 6x47 doesn't use .222 brass, it's 222 Remington Magnum brass.


10-20-2013, 04:30 PM
I am aware. I have the brass already formed. Just looking for a load with 8208. Thank you

10-20-2013, 04:31 PM
I don't have a load with that powder but I do have lads that MIKE WALKER SUGGESTED
These are with a 70 gr bullet Detsch
1 28 to 29 gr Norma 203 to touch Lands

2 24 to 25 gr reloader 7 to just miss

3 30 to 30.5 H 380 to touch

4 23 to 24 grs IMR 4198 to miss or Touch

5 25 to 26 grs IMR 4895 miss or touch
60 gr custom or Sierra add about 1/2 gr powder
My own best load was with the then 60 g rSierra and 4895

I'm sure if you check Hodgdons site you may be able to cross reference a burning rate powder like your 8208 xbr
I know it takes about 30.5 grs in the 6PPC

10-23-2013, 06:13 PM
After a little research I'm going to start with 27.0 grains. I will let you know what happens.