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    6.5x52 load data using the 160gr Hornady bullet

    Any one have any load data for the 6.5x52 using the 160gr Hornady bullet? I've found very little data for this cartridge!

    Thank you
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    Which Hornady 6.5mm 160 bullet ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt85 View Post
    6.5x52 using the 160gr Hornady bullet?
    This is directly from the Hornady 7th Edition handbook of cartridge reloading. This is for the .267 diameter bullet though.
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    I have never used the Hornady bullets, just the military ones. .2675-.268”.
    With them I use 37,0 grs. Of W760, a Large Rifle Magnum primer and an AOL of 75,0 mm.
    Works great on a ‘91 long rifle with gain twist.
    34a cp., btg. Susa, 3° rgt. Alpini

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    I tried IMR 4064 and RL-15 with no luck, they produced very erratic velocities. I have some Varget and W760 but I'm having trouble with my sizing die so the project is briefly on hold.

    If anyone has a source of proper .266-.267 bullets Id be interested!

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    Has anyone gone nuts and tried sizing DOWN commercial .276" (.270) to .268"??

    .276 to .268 is not a big change.

    More consistent concentricity than "bumping up" .264 to .268"??

    Mr. Corbin probably make the dies.

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    Matt, I don't remember if I ever did it, but you might try to use the 6,5x55 Swedishicon dies for neck-sizing the Carcano's. Then a slight chamfering and it should work.
    I used a hand tool that was sold as 6,5x52 for the Carcano, but after accurate observation I found out that it was for the Swedish cartridge.
    The rounds had a very good neck tension. And they have been working in the past 25 years. I still use that thing.
    Since I also have the Lee dies for the Swedish Mauser, I'll try them one of these days, as soon as I am left some time at home and...remember about it...
    Last edited by Ovidio; 01-26-2022 at 04:45 AM. Reason: Typo
    34a cp., btg. Susa, 3° rgt. Alpini

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    It is best to fullsize for Carcanos if you want them
    To feed properly from the clips.
    I have tree Carcanos and use Laupa mega 155 grain in .264
    I know they are undersized but the Carcanos do not know.
    They all shoot very well with them.
    Even one with very bad barrel.
    Two is 91. And one cavalry Carbine all datet from 1916-1918 and all
    With gain twist.

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    Well, many Carcano rifles shoot well with .264 bullets. Mine too. But I really never had trouble with feeding of neck-sized cases.
    I’d give it a try. If feeding problems arise, then go back to full resize.
    34a cp., btg. Susa, 3° rgt. Alpini

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    I tried the Swedishicon Mauser collet die. Works! I didn’t even have to make adjustments. It gets the first mm nice and tight.
    34a cp., btg. Susa, 3° rgt. Alpini

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