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Unread 01-29-2014, 08:39 PM
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Case forming 6.5 remington mag ?

I bought a 6.5 Remington mag it came with dies and some brass but not enough. I have read enough to just confuse myselfe. I heard you can use 7mm mag and 338 mag brass. can some one explain to me the process and what I will need to purchase. Or are there any short cuts. Thanks in advance, Keith
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    Unread 01-29-2014, 08:52 PM
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    Re: Case forming 6.5 remington mag ?

    Look at case forming dies my friend. You will need to move the shoulder back and neck it down.

    Popular Case Forming Dies | Redding Reloading Equipment: reloading equipment for rifles, handguns, pistols, revolvers and SAECO bullet casting equipment

    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/146...ProductFinding

    keep pitching questions as some of us do reform brass. I've never shortened any, but done plenty of necking and blowing out. You may need to ream your necks after shortening as the brass is thicker as you go down the case.
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    Unread 01-29-2014, 09:10 PM
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    Re: Case forming 6.5 remington mag ?

    Bills Sporting Goods in Claremore, Ok has a few (~50) pcs of 6.5 Rem Mag brass.

    918-341-5388

    A phone call would get it shipped to you.
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    Re: Case forming 6.5 remington mag ?

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    I bought a 6.5 Remington mag it came with dies and some brass but not enough. I have read enough to just confuse myselfe. I heard you can use 7mm mag and 338 mag brass. can some one explain to me the process and what I will need to purchase. Or are there any short cuts. Thanks in advance, Keith

    I would look for the 6.5 RM brass first. Then I would look for 350 Remington magnum brass.
    (It is the same case with just a larger neck).

    Sizing it down is easy if you set the dies to the 6.5 overall length, and then fire form it in your chamber. (the neck is shorter due to the smaller neck) Body length and case length is the same
    for both cases.

    You should be able to find some 350 brass ,Cheep.

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    Unread 01-29-2014, 09:29 PM
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    Re: Case forming 6.5 remington mag ?

    It seems there is some 350 brass out there. are you saying just run the 350 brass into the 6.5 rem mag die. or is there another step thanks your help is appreciated
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    It seems there is some 350 brass out there. are you saying just run the 350 brass into the 6.5 rem mag die. or is there another step thanks your help is appreciated

    That's It. You may want to anneal It if it has been fired but it should size easy with good
    sizing lube.

    You can look both cartridges up on SAMME and it will confirm If you want to.

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    Unread 01-30-2014, 12:03 AM
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    Re: Case forming 6.5 remington mag ?

    Great thanks, anybody know a good source for cheep 350 mag brass. It sounds easy enough. will the ID of the neck be smaller. My reloading skills are very basic
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