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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. ?

Grindl,
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.

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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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Re: 6.5x54R

Postby Grimstod » Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:48 am

Been making my own variant on this case. More modern though. Took most of the case taper out and used a 30d shoulder. Also kept the neck as long as the original case. Have made a website to on all the details as I develop it. Working on a test rifle now for it. I am also giving it an entirely different name. The 6.5 BR Lapua

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Re: 6.5x54R

Postby Grimstod » Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:48 am

Been making my own variant on this case. More modern though. Took most of the case taper out and used a 30d shoulder. Also kept the neck as long as the original case. Have made a website to on all the details as I develop it. Working on a test rifle now for it. I am also giving it an entirely different name. The 6.5 BR Lapua

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Re: 6.5x54R

Postby holescreek » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:29 pm

I've had a build on hold for awhile due to wanting something in 6.5 and waiting to hear more about this. Id like to hear more about modufying the brass and the reamer specs.
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Re: 6.5x54R

Postby Grimstod » Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:48 pm

Its really easy. Simply size and shoot. I have put a lot of info on the website on forming it. If my sizing die ever gets here I will have progress soon.
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Re: 6.5x54R

Postby esjohansen » Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:08 am

Hello everyone. So I recently decided to explore the 6.5x54R project and stumbled upon this old thread. I already purchased a die set from CH4D and am looking at reamers as the next step. Did you guys end up having any success with these rifles/loads? If so, would you mind sharing some info to help the project along? I've attached the schematics of the round I plan on using. Is this what you guys used? Thanks!
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Re: 6.5x54R

Postby Grindl » Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:12 pm

From looking at your reamer print , it appears to be closer to the original Russian (CIP) design , used by them in competition back in the late 50's / early 60's when they were winning everything then. The Russians were one of , if not the first , to bring a 6.5 to International Competition . Might be in your best interest to get in touch with Grimstod , and get more information from him if that's the direction you want to go , or contact Dave at Coyote Creek Armory about the 6.5 X 54r he is working on . Since you already purchased Dies , you'll probably have to go in the direction that will be compatible with your stuff . They can tell you better than I could . Both guys are Forum members here , and can be reached thru a PM , or by Grim's posted info above . Check the Site sponsor list for Dave Fair at Coyote Creek Armory . :thumbup:

When it comes to reamers ; We all have a "favorite" , but I worked with Dave Manson , of Manson Reamer fame . He is considered the "Go to" guy by a majority of "F-class" and Benchrest shooters for his top-notch quality precision reamers for competition rifles . I worked with Dave Fair and Dave Manson to develop a F class reamer for the 7.62 X 54r (.308) to shoot the heavier Berger Competition Bullets , to have correct Free Bore . It works just fine , since I took second in class at the SWN a couple years ago , shooting 199-13x , 197-11x , & 189-9x .
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