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Unread 10-07-2008, 07:13 AM
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6.5 gibbs

What is the average life of the 6.5 gibbs formed from win.270 case,I have read somewhere of the neck splits and primer hole problems after 2 firings.
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    Unread 10-07-2008, 08:58 AM
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    Re: 6.5 gibbs

    A 6.5 gibbs isn't any different than any other cartridge ,you can expand the primer pockets of a 30-30 if you try to run it too hot.
    The split neck thing probably comes from the fireforming procedure b/c a gibbs moves the shoulder out further than an ackley improved.Maybe the person had too hot a fireforming load?

    Ridgerunner -a member here- is the only one w/a 6.5 gibbs that i know of -it shoots to-.
    Maybe he'll see this and give you more info. if'n you need it.
    Have a good one.-Mike
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    Unread 10-08-2008, 09:15 PM
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    Re: 6.5 gibbs

    This is not true. No problems with the Gibbs. The brass will last the same as any other cartridge. I own Gibbs in every caliber from 240 to 358 except the 8mm. With the 270 brass you must trim it down to '06 length. You can neck up 25-06 brass. The Gibbs line are exceptional cartridges equaling their magnum counterparts with less powder, noise and recoil. In other words the 264 gibbs will shoot right with the 264 win mag.
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    Unread 10-10-2008, 11:24 PM
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    Re: 6.5 gibbs

    My current barrel I am getting 5 -7 firings. My last barrel I was getting almost twice that. Couldn't tell you why the difference.
    Shoots great though.
    Dave
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