6.5-280 AI dies

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Greywolf18, Jan 13, 2010.


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  1. loaders_loft

    loaders_loft Well-Known Member

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    oh yeah now I remember; you got the model 70 (ultimate/black??) shadow like me and had it rebuilt. Isn't Jim See doing that work for you? I'd really like to see it when its ready, or even in process...

    By the way, the saga continues on my rifle. The bolt is at Short Action Customs having a new knob installed. The knob came from AZ Precision. I really think the extra leverage will be nice for cycling that hefty mauser claw extractor.

    I also changed out the scope, rings and bubble level.

    I'll update the post (below) when its done.
    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f53/7wsm-gets-makeover-53834/
     
  2. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking of building the same thing but I'm going to use .280 AI Nosler brass and 6.5-06 AI dies.

    Good luck!

    Ed
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2010
  3. spitfire_er

    spitfire_er Well-Known Member

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    Now that I think about it, one of the smiths that I use on occasion had a 6.5-280 improved reamer made. He called it a 6.5 Thor, but I know its been done before, and not sure of his shoulder angle. I think it was the 40 degree because he was using 280 AI brass. Not sure about his dies, or if he just made some. I'll have to go have a talk with him about this.