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6.5-06 which brass to use?

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6.5-06 which brass to use?

Should a re-loader use .30-06,.25-06 or .270 brass for the 6.5-06? New or shot once?
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    Re: 6.5-06 which brass to use?

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    Should a re-loader use .30-06,.25-06 or .270 brass for the 6.5-06? New or shot once?

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    Conventional wisdom is to use .270, as it is a bit (0.050") longer.

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    Re: 6.5-06 which brass to use?

    I had a 6.5-06 Ack. and I originally used 270 brass for the longer neck. If you don't want to trim the necks, the 25-06 brass is the way to go. Just run one through a FL die and be done with it. If you want to taylor your brass then the 270 is the way to go. I ended up going the latter in the end. I did eventually sell the rifle but if you need any information I'd check my notes.
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    Re: 6.5-06 which brass to use?

    Not sure how accurate your wanting it or what spec you chamber is but I personaly would use 30-06 Lapua brass and neck it down. run it through a 280 neck die then your 6.5 die and their you have it. depending on your chamber spec you may have to turn the necks to get a perfect fit but likly not.
    The Lapua brass will far outlast if you run your pressures up any and its about the most consistant out their.
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    Re: 6.5-06 which brass to use?

    Thanks everyone for the words of wisdom. I agree about Lapua but due to cost I will go with .25-06 Winchester brass. This is for E. A. Brown custom accuracy barrel for a T/C Encore. It it shows great accuaracy potential then I will try Lapua.
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    Re: 6.5-06 which brass to use?

    You might think about going 6.5x280 AI and using
    Nosler 280 AI brass.
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