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Re: 6.5x54R

Postby CCA762 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:13 am

Grindl wrote:After reading this last night ; I came within a hair of un-packing my barrel / receiver package and going to Bruno's to trade it out for a 6.5 barrel . Only thing that stopped me was I already have all the dies , tooling , and a very large supply of .308 Sierra and Berger target bullets I've been stock-piling for over a year .

Not to mention the 700 cases I've cleaned and prepped with hand tools for accuracy loading .Been planning this whole project for almost two years , but that 6.5 almost made me bite .

Is the case length 47mm. ?

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The case length is 53.36mm or 2.100"
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Re: 6.5x54R

Postby CCA762 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:56 am

Grimstod wrote:I am really interested. Is the should a 30d? Whats the freebore on the reamer. Would like to shoot 140r bullets.

Grimstod,
The shoulder angle is shown on the reamer print @ 18 degrees 37' the freebore length is shown at .210".
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Re: 6.5x54R

Postby bloodhound18 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:50 am

The bullets used for the dummies were 139 lapua scenar. Seating depth and overall length is kind of up in the air for now til we get a better feel for overall case length, throat depth, etc. Cases were worked up resizing new Norma brass with dies from ch4d.com
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Re: 6.5x54R

Postby Grindl » Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:07 am

Case length of 2.100 . Very cool . That's only .010 shorter than I'm trimming my cases now . and the length of the 200 PPU cases I just received this week from Graf's .

I realize this is all subject to change , but only having to "Neck down" a standard case without excessive shortening and then re-sizing ? Boggles the mind . :crazy:
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