280 AI nosler brass necked to 6.5 AI

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by ol mike, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. ol mike

    ol mike Well-Known Member

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    Would this be possible ?

    Could the nosler 280 AI brass simply be necked down to 6.5 AI ?

    If so basically there wouldn't be any fireforming or the eqivalent of firing a new piece of brass to your chamber.

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  2. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    If your chamber is cut for the 6.5-280 Ackley it will work but if its the standard 6.5-06 Ackley it will not work , the shoulder is further forward on the 280 than the 06 family cases.

    I would reccommed getting a couple hundred Lapua 30-06 cases and necking thos down and fireforming , 200 cases will last the life of the barrel and no other case prep will be needed to have match quality brass.
     

  3. ol mike

    ol mike Well-Known Member

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    Thanks James

    Not as easy as as thought.