Cartridge help with my available parts...

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by 2frogeyes, Aug 26, 2019.

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  1. YZ-80

    YZ-80 Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2019
    Well, this is above my pay grade but my vote is for the 6.5 x 47. It’s really cute and a pussycat to shoot. Easy to reload for as well and quite forgiving. I don’t worry about brass. I got 200 pieces and with an average of 12-14 cycles per piece, I figure I’ll shoot the barrel out before I need more. Just my .02
  2. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

    Jun 3, 2013
    I have had two 6.5SLRs. Amazing round. But, if you want a no-turn neck, make sure you use R-P or Win brass. They have same thickness shoulder and neck material. I use R-P .243Win brass. Bought 500 pieces with my first one, culled about 50 that were more than 1gr out of spec. Out of those 450, I still have about 430. Some had 8-10 firings on them, some only one.
    Not sure if Peterson does or not.
    Lapua, Alpha, ADG, Nosler, etc. all have thicker shoulder material than their necks, which creates a donut.
  3. codyadams

    codyadams Well-Known Member

    Jan 7, 2015
    I know this is more work (and somewhat off subject, I apologize...) but if you wanted to use the tougher brass, such as stated, would it be better to use an inside neck reamer or run the brass through the expander ball and then outside neck turn it?

    I have never turned necks or anything, the question is more out of curiosity.