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6.5-06 vs 6.5X284 vs 6.5 Sherman

 
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Old 11-27-2010, 07:12 PM
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Re: 6.5-06 vs 6.5X284 vs 6.5 Sherman

I did indeed get it done.

It was a crazy summer.

I was transferred with my employer to NY. My guns were at the Smith when I got notified my home had sold and i had three weeks to remove myself.

Only problem was the timing of everything.

I got the stuff back from the Smith 3 days before I was headed east with all my belongings.

As such, I have noty had a chance to take it to the range.

I have everything I need to load up some rounds but I am a little leery of firforming the brass and toasting the new barrel. Probably going to pony up some cash and get a hydraulic die made up. That way I load up a couple using the dies, head somewhere safe to fire them and then get Hornady to make me up a set that get me pretty close to actual. Need to talk to Hornady and see just how close the Hydraulic die will get me if I start with a sized die. If I was sizing something dramatic they say it gets you 95% of teh way there.

I will try and post a picture of it a little later.
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Old 11-27-2010, 08:00 PM
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Re: 6.5-06 vs 6.5X284 vs 6.5 Sherman

I just use 11 gr of unique, fill the case with cornmeal, and plug it with a piece of paper towel to fireform for my 6.5 gibbs (a sherman by another name)
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Old 11-27-2010, 08:12 PM
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Re: 6.5-06 vs 6.5X284 vs 6.5 Sherman

I have 100 rounds of Lapua I wish to fireform....

Heat and Carbon are what kill the barrel throats as I understand it.

Does the Unique burn cooler?

How much time between fireformed shots is appropriate to wait?

I would hate to shorten the barrel life as getting a good smith and the time lost has to be weighed against the cost of custom die...
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Old 11-27-2010, 08:34 PM
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Re: 6.5-06 vs 6.5X284 vs 6.5 Sherman

So here goes....My Blackberry is not the best quality camera and my lighting is attrocious but you can get and idea.....The first few are my 6.5-06 sendero action HS stock Brux Barrel 8.5 twist, the blued gun is my wifes 22-250 that I had a bull barrel attached to trued 30-06 action and bedded in HS stock(nice spider web green), the last is my 6-284. These were the three I had varying amounts of work done to this summer. All are bedded and accurized/trued actions. In case your wondering, that is a Cowan rest.




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Old 11-27-2010, 10:20 PM
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Re: 6.5-06 vs 6.5X284 vs 6.5 Sherman

nice guns. Regarding the 6.5-06, you mentioned lapua brass, I assume its 30-06 head stamp. Other than progressive sizing to 270 then 6.5, what are you talking about the fire forming and hydraulic dies? Is this some other wild cat??
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:28 PM
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Re: 6.5-06 vs 6.5X284 vs 6.5 Sherman

You are correct. I will use 30-06 Lapua and neck it down. May have to turn the necks with the resizing....

Ideally want the brass to be formed to the chamber and then use Lee Collet die and competition seater to make the loads without the wear and tear of firing the first 100 rounds.

I did not have it built tight so perhaps the full length resizing will suffice but it is a long winter and if I can squeeze a bit more accuraccy out of the loading process then I am game.
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Old 11-28-2010, 12:21 AM
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Re: 6.5-06 vs 6.5X284 vs 6.5 Sherman

I also got an 8.5 twist, to finish about 24".what did yours finish at minus the brake?
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