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Which dies for 6.5-06

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Old 09-16-2013, 06:10 AM
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Which dies for 6.5-06

Planning a 6.5-06 build.
Hornady reloading book #8 refers to it as 6.5mm-06, their dies are referred to as
6.5 A-Square.
Redding list their dies as 6.5-06 springfield, my question; is are both dies sets the same dimension or are they 2 totally different cartridges?
Thanks, Jeff
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:46 AM
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Re: Which dies for 6.5-06

Both are simply the 30-06 necked down to 6.5, but there may be minor dimensional differences between the 2. The 6.5-06 A-square has been submitted to SAAMI, but to the best of my knowledge still has no standardization. This would be my choice if I were building one, also you will need to specify this when you get the chamber cut, no point having A-square dies and a 06 chamber.
I have a 338-06 A-square, which has been standardized by SAAMI, if the 6.5 A-square is based on this standardized case then the reamers should be very dimensionally correct, a 338-06 A-square reamer with a floating neck pilot could be used to cut the chamber and the neck/throat could be cut seperately, just ask your gunsmith what approach would be best.

Hope this helps.

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