Just traded a used box of matches for an old mauser with a match barrel in 6.5-06 AI

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  1. Beelzebub

    Beelzebub Well-Known Member

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    Can't find any load data anywhere that I would trust? Anyone have any loads they would care to share? I understand I would be using the data at my own peril and not hold anyone liable for my retardednesssim!

    Thanks in advance
    Bee
     
  2. BallisticsGuy

    BallisticsGuy Well-Known Member

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    small ring or large ring?
     
  3. Beelzebub

    Beelzebub Well-Known Member

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    No idea! Never owned a Mauser.
     
  4. tmmcampbell

    tmmcampbell Well-Known Member

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    That’s a good trade. I just got a 6.5 creedmore for my wife. It was a good trade too. ;)
     
  5. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    You just traded a box of matches for a rifle? Do they have anymore rifles they would like the give away? :cool:
     
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  6. Riflehunter1776

    Riflehunter1776 Well-Known Member

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    that's the great thing about guns. they don't take it personally if you want to trade in your old, worn out 44 for a brand new 22.
     
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  7. Farmerboy78

    Farmerboy78 Well-Known Member

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    I don't have the AI version, but, I have a 6.5-06. I run the 140 Berger hybrid in an 8.5 twist bartlien using 54.5gr h1000 or 55gr RE 25. I figure that would be a good starting point for you because you should be north of that. I have some RE 26 on order, it's supposed to be better than the others for speed
     
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  9. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Try IMR 7828 SSC.
     
  10. tmmcampbell

    tmmcampbell Well-Known Member

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    If you have a worn out 44 my math says you should get two 22’s. ;)
     
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  11. Beelzebub

    Beelzebub Well-Known Member

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    I talked to the guys I got the gun from last night. He says it is a large ring. 1.100" X 12 thread Model 98 Argentine Mauser. He put a Shilen 1:9 twist 28" #5 contour Chromolly barrel on it. He had no luck with 140's but 130's did awesome. He just got tired of making brass for it he said.

    He gave me a 6.5-06 AI neck sizing die and says he used a270 seating die. Think I'm gonna order a set of FL's and seating dies to match the caliber.

    Any hints or secrets about trimming the brass before or after I neck size it?

    thanks all,
    Bee
     
  12. Farmerboy78

    Farmerboy78 Well-Known Member

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    I make my brass from 30-06 brass, there isn't any trimming but I do turn them because of how much the brass thickens up...
     
  13. Beelzebub

    Beelzebub Well-Known Member

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    That's what I was talking bout. I just picked up the die and the Lee case turning tool. Gonna be a learning curve with this little finicky thing I'm sure. tks
     
  14. Farmerboy78

    Farmerboy78 Well-Known Member

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    I normally turn the necks to where it's the same thickness all the way around. I pull my decapping setup out of the die to reform to the 6.5 neck and etc. Because it could get stuck due to the thick necks. Ask me how I know.
     
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