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Reloading 6.5 Carcano

Jonk - You are not the only one.

I have been using an old set of RCBS dies for my 6.5 Carcanos exclusively.

Had been shooting .264 bullets for years then switched over to the Hornady .268 bullets when they first became available. I had no problem with the neck in seating the larger bullets with dies set for .264.

The bullet that I had had the most success with was the Hornady 160 gr. RN .264 dia. This shot well in my other 6.5mm rifles as well. At that time I also used IMR 4350 in the 6.5 Carcano. Now I use IMR 4895 or IMR 4064. Had used most Speer/Hornady/Sierra 6.5 weights. Now use the .268 160 gr. Hornady only - Good in all my 6.5 Carcanos.

Used to use Norma brass - Now I use Graf & Sons brass. Get a number of reloads with no cracked necks. Most of the componants I get from Graf & Sons.

Mainly shoot an M1891/41, M-38 and M38SR now (also 6.5 Vetterli conversion with lead bullets).

I have been considering using my M1891/41 for the CMP Vintage Match....

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