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    Old neighbor lady asked me a question. 6.5-.06?

    My old neighbor lady (she is 84) Found some of her late father's bullets in a bag from the 1940s. She showed them to me and asked me what rifle they went to. Her father passed away in the early 1960s and a relative took the rifle. I did not know what they went to, they were a 6.5 soft point on a 30.06 shell. The cartridges were Western Olin Brand marked 30.06 but she said he reloaded. Was there a 6.5-06 rifle manufactured back in the day or was it a wild cat home brew? all she could tell me was that it was a bolt action, which wasn't very helpful.

    just curious. Thanks.

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    Wildcat cartridge. Probably reloaded necked down 30-06. Seemed to be well known about 80 years ago. Commercially known as 256 Newton

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    Close , but I would think it would be a 6.5-06 .
    .256 Newton and 6.5-06

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