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Unread 04-24-2011, 11:34 AM
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6.5-06 Info needed

Does anyone have a diagram with the case dimensions? Having trouble finding one on the net (not exactly computer literate!!), and I haven't updated my manuals for awhile . I normally do as much research as possible BEFORE buying a rifle, but at the price it was offered to me, I grabbed it right away.
The rifle itself was built on an Interarms Mark X action and has a new 26" stainless barrel. No markings on it except for 6.5-06, so will have to do some research on it, as well. The stock is a custom handmade laminate that has been bedded.
I've never resized brass for a different calibre before, so any helpful hints/tips would be nice.Also, if anyone has some load info they can share, it would be greatly appreciated.

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    Unread 04-24-2011, 12:31 PM
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    Re: 6.5-06 Info needed

    Sundance,

    I just got a custom 6.5-06. I've been using Nosler 25-06 brass and simply necking them up .010" with a 6.5-06 die. I then fireform the brass and neck size.

    Dimensions - refere to the new Hornady Manual. It's got them all. PM and I'll scan it for you and email it.

    Per the load here's where I'm at:

    Bullet - Sierra 142 SMK

    Powder - H4831SC start at 49.5 and work up. I've found an accuracy node at 50.5 grains but am working up to the next node. I'm only getting about 2900fps, I want to be at 3000.

    COAL - I'm measureing at the Ogive with a bullet comparator. I'm about .010" off the lands. In my case it's about 3.380".

    So far this has been the most interesting cartridge that I've loaded and am very excited about dialing it in. Below is my first loads while breaking the barrel in:

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    Unread 04-24-2011, 01:44 PM
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    Re: 6.5-06 Info needed

    Thanks, jlamb!! pm will be on the way shortly. If my rifle is half as accurate as some of your pics, I'll be a happy camper.

    I have a bunch of different bullets and powders to try as soon as my dies show up. Going to start out with 270 brass (just because i have some), but plan on ordering some 25-06 in the near future. Just picked up the rifle last week, so still getting components together.
    Powders I have on hand are IMR 4350, 4895 and 4831, RL22 and 25 . I also shoot a 6.5x55, so have a bunch of 130 Bergers, 130 Matrix (FB & RBT), 140 gr SST and 139 PRVI SPBT's to try out. I'm sure the list will grow, but should be good enough for a start.
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    Re: 6.5-06 Info needed

    I'd stick with powders between H4350 and RL-22 for 130 grain bullets. Good luck!
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    Unread 04-25-2011, 09:16 AM
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    Re: 6.5-06 Info needed

    Quote:
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    Does anyone have a diagram with the case dimensions?
    Here's .25-06 diagrams from SAAMI:

    http://www.saami.org/PubResources/CC...0Remington.pdf

    You can add the difference in bullet diameters between a 6.5mm's .264 inch and the .25-06's .257 and get the 6.5-06's neck diameters. All other dimensions should be the same.

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    Unread 04-25-2011, 09:26 AM
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    Re: 6.5-06 Info needed

    Get the new nosler manual, it has some great data. My 6.5-06 is being built right now, with plans to try the 130 sirocco and accubond and the 120 ttsx.

    Which dies did you get?
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    Unread 04-25-2011, 10:42 PM
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    Re: 6.5-06 Info needed

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    Get the new nosler manual, it has some great data. My 6.5-06 is being built right now, with plans to try the 130 sirocco and accubond and the 120 ttsx.

    Which dies did you get?
    Thanks, the Nosler manual is on my shopping list.
    All of my dies are RCBS, but for this one I ordered the Redding 2 die set from a place in Alberta. They sure are expensive up here in Canada ($101!!!), but I've heard they're good quality.
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