From improvised shooting positions, such as over the roof of this CUCV, the low recoil of the 6.5x47 rounds helps speed subsequent target engagements.
Getting right to the point, does the 6.5x47 Lapua offer anything over regular .260 Remington? The ballistics are nearly identical, considering normal variation from gun to gun, and the 6.5x47 Lapua does it with just a few less grains of powder. The small-primer 6.5x47 Lapua brass handles pressure better than most .260 brass. Many .260 shooters are giving rave reviews of the new Nosler Custom .260 Remington brass, but it's $0.90 a piece. Remington's .260 brass is only $0.30 a piece, but many have reported consistency issues with it, and that is consistent with my experience. Brass for the 6.5x47 Lapua is about $0.65 a piece. Finding excellent brass has been the monkey on .260's back, and this is the most compelling reason to go with the 6.5x47 Lapua. My impression is that to drive the same bullet at the same velocity in both calibers, the 6.5x47 Lapua load will have higher pressure; however, the Lapua brass seems to be able to handle that pressure just fine.