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Thread: building a 6.506 what do i need to know

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    the neck die is a lee and seating die is a hornady and also have a lee one as well

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    If your using boat tail bullets they will seat in new 25 06 brass. Don't seem to loose any accuracy.
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    if I go ahead with it that's what I was thinking of doing the other option is replace the 3006 pencil barrel with something heavier in same cal and fit a decent recoil pad

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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    if I go ahead with it that's what I was thinking of doing the other option is replace the 3006 pencil barrel with something heavier in same cal and fit a decent recoil pad
    What about 280 AI ?? The best of all the 06 derived chamberings
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    Could you rechamber a 6.5x55 , for example a Tikka T3 which has a long action anyway ?
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    Ive got 3 6.5x55s the others i have are 22 hornet 222 223 243 7x57 308 3006 303 was going to use 3006 as a doner for something its a cool cal i just dont use it as i shoot targets more than i hunt and the skinny barrel heats up to fastand poi starts going all over the place so seems a good one to do something else with

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    Has any one ever re chambered a 6.5x55 to a 6.5-06 ? can it be done with a simple ream or is the x55 case wider at some point? I guess the bolt face would have to be the same, I have always though the 6.5-06 would be a cool caliber to have, bit of a barrel smoker though.

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    never thought of that im a bit slow that's what ground control suggested I think a few smiths don't do tikkas anymore the steels a bit hard to work with ive got a t3 x55 as well

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    Don't think you can, think the cases are to similar so can't get a decent ream, I would suggest just reaming to 6.5 saum or wsm providing the twist rate is still good for it


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    after looking around it looks like tru flight barrel might be the way to go as seem reasonable price as im on a budget whats their work and barrels like

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusl View Post
    Has any one ever re chambered a 6.5x55 to a 6.5-06 ? can it be done with a simple ream or is the x55 case wider at some point? I guess the bolt face would have to be the same, I have always though the 6.5-06 would be a cool caliber to have, bit of a barrel smoker though.
    the 55 case is fatter, if you re ream 6.5/06 you will end up with 12 thou clearance between 06 case and the chambering.

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    I'm in the process as well, I thought it would be done by now but I'm assured next week
    Mine is in two bits at the moment, the barrel and everything else. I'm using a 30 yr old BDL action.

    I got a Bartlein barrel off Cam at alpine precision, he advertises here, I got the 2B for memory (it's been that long since i've seen it] as I wanted something reasonably portable not as heavy as a truck.
    I'm going to use 25 06 Norma brass [ Thanks Distant Stalker], probably the 147gr hornady but thats a maybe as I have others to try.
    Southernman has bought me Redding dies out of Canada and Tentman who generously loaned me his dies will now get them returned.

    Mark at Waitaki Engineering will cut the chamber and bed it into a Bell and Carlson Alaskan 11 stock, he's just been flat out since Christmas, but it will be worth waiting for.

    We shall compare notes as this progresses.
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    I've been using 100 gr barnes doing 3300 out of a 20 in barrel. Deadly on reds and fairly flat shooting.

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    what twist barrel did you use

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    It's a 1 in 8 twist kreiger. Shoots 140's well too.

 

 

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