6.5x55

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by michaelb, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. michaelb

    michaelb Member

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    RicB or Steve Shelp,

    Who manufactures brass for the 6.5 swede?
    What about RWS?

    BTW Rick, Hope to see you again next summer. Remember, I still owe you a favor for the bullets. Thanks Michael
     
  2. buckdeer

    buckdeer Active Member

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    lapua and norma are our best sources ,in that order, although nearly all the ammo makers produce this cal.
     
  3. 1894

    1894 Well-Known Member

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    Winchester, remington, federal, RWS, lapua, norma, sako, hirtenberger, S&B etc.

    The continental brands have the correct (larger)base size which may not work well with some US rifles which may have the standard 308 bolt face.
     
  4. DANTEC

    DANTEC Well-Known Member

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    don t mix body base case diameter and rim diameter

    6.5x55 have a bigger body base ( chambreing ) diameter far over the 0.471 of the 308 and Lapua and Norma match this dims

    US made are smaller in body base , it s seem that is the same as 308 case and by the way rim is smaller too ( same as 308 ) and after fireforming in regular CIP / SAAMI chamber they look a bit "pregnant belly "

    good shooting

    DAN TEC
     
  5. Randy in Va

    Randy in Va Well-Known Member

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    michaelb,
    RWS does make it and I will have some avout Sept 1. I am a distributor for RWS primers and brass.