Which 6.5 die set to get?


New Member
Jul 31, 2009
Seattle, Washington
Hi fellow shooters, I'm sort of new to this so bare with me. I just finished a 6.5x47 project. Bult from a Savage 110, and a 26in. cut rifiled stanless barrel from Sharp Shooter supply. I'm also currently working on a 6.5 Grendel . The 24in. barrel and upper is from Alexander Arms. I plan of switching uppers with my Ruger .204 on a Les Baer lower.
I have a box of 6.5x47 Lapua shells and 200 rds. of Hornady 6.5mm A-Max bullets. I was told in order to order a collet type die set, to slip a round into a case and measure and subtract so many thousands. Then I can place an order. My problem is that the cases are to small, and the round will not slip easly into the case. Am I missing something? I plan on getting dies in both the Lapua and Grendel. So which die set should I get, collet or full length, and which is best? Collet or Standard ? and why? Also who would you recomend that I go through to order? I hope you can help, of all my bulds this is my primary stumbling point. R.Delung


Well-Known Member
Mar 10, 2006
Go to 6mmbr.com and see what they are doing with the 6.5x47.
Lots of good info.

I have dies from Forster and Redding and they are very good. I also have collet dies from Lee and they give great results, especially for the price.
For my 6.5wssm I use a Forster seater and bushing bump die, and a Redding body die. I get virtually no runout and getting amazing accuracy!

Also I have found Sinclair Int'l to be very helpful. Talk to one of the tech guys and they will give you any assistance you need.


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