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    6.5 Carcano

    Anyone know where I can source some ammo for the old girl ?
    He nui to ngaromanga, he iti to putanga.

    You depart with mighty boasts, but you come back having done little.
    Sounds like a typical hunting trip !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frogfeatures View Post
    Anyone know where I can source some ammo for the old girl ?
    Greetings Frogfeatures,
    Have not heard the 6.5 Cacarno mentioned in ages. You really must be looking for something unique. Norma used to load it and I think Hornady did load some. Finding any in NZ could be tricky. I seem to remember those rifles being sold surplus for $45.00 decades back.
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    It’s only been seen very rarely come up for sale, mostly as collectable packets rather than for use.
    Norma brass is still available, as are dies. But sourcing the .268 projectiles is less easy.
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    In saying that, it seems outdoor supplies have Hornady 160gr carcano bullets in stock at $115
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    What is the difference between 6.5 Carcano projectile and a "standard" 6.5?

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    Quote Originally Posted by imaca View Post
    What is the difference between 6.5 Carcano projectile and a "standard" 6.5?
    Most common 6.5 Calibres are .264
    Carcano is .268
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    Greetings All,
    The Italian Mannlicher Carcarno are an easy rifle not to love. Additional to the odd projectile size they also need a clip to use as a repeater which drop out of the rifle after the last round is chambered. Most had fixed sights which shoot about 700 mm high at 100 metres. I have not tried the trigger but it would surprise me if they were great. The action has a split bridge that makes mounting a scope difficult and expensive. And to top it off it was the rifle used to assasinate President Kennedy. Most I have seen in NZ were carbines but rifles may have been imported as well. A rifle for someone who enjoys a challenge. Wimps need not apply.
    Regards Grandpamac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandpamac View Post
    Greetings All, The Italian Mannlicher Carcarno are an easy rifle not to love. .........................They also need a clip to use as a repeater which drop out of the rifle after the last round is chambered..............
    Like the American M1 Garrand...........which clearly signaled to the enemy when the Yank had fired his last round and had an unloaded rifle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Sapper View Post
    Like the American M1 Garrand...........which clearly signaled to the enemy when the Yank had fired his last round and had an unloaded rifle?
    Did it really though?
    With all the noise associated with the battlefield would the ping of the clip on the ground actually be heard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by imaca View Post
    Did it really though? With all the noise associated with the battlefield would the ping of the clip on the ground actually be heard?
    I doubt it.

    HOWEVER, the "Ping" as you describe it is a bit louder than that and is made as the clip is ejected from the rifle, not when it hit the ground.

    As to whether the enemy heard it, was as you mentioned, dependent on any other bit of "business" that may have been occurring at the same time. :>).
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    I saw some carcano ammo and die's on trade me yesterday,I hope this helps you get it shooting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Sapper View Post
    I doubt it.

    HOWEVER, the "Ping" as you describe it is a bit louder than that and is made as the clip is ejected from the rifle, not when it hit the ground.

    As to whether the enemy heard it, was as you mentioned, dependent on any other bit of "business" that may have been occurring at the same time. :>).
    The "myth" been well discounted over the years but makes good movie gobbledygook (yeah, I know, not the right word but I liked it).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frogfeatures View Post
    Anyone know where I can source some ammo for the old girl ?
    Yes, I have unfired brass and some (can go have a look for you?) lead cast projectiles that i cast some years ago, possibly even some clips here somewhere?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tertle View Post
    Yes, I have unfired brass and some (can go have a look for you?) lead cast projectiles that i cast some years ago, possibly even some clips here somewhere?
    Cheers, that would be much appreciated
    He nui to ngaromanga, he iti to putanga.

    You depart with mighty boasts, but you come back having done little.
    Sounds like a typical hunting trip !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frogfeatures View Post
    Cheers, that would be much appreciated
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    Found some!
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