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Old 06-25-2013, 04:04 AM   #21
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The 6.5 milsurp ammo is gone. 7.62x54R milsurp is still out there and CHEEP! As said- the Carcano requires cartridges to be loaded into a clip, and the clip inserted into the rifle- otherwise you have a single shot.
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I had a 6.5 Carcano when I was a teenager. It functioned fine and was very accurate. At that time, Norma ammo was readily available.
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Not a SHTF rifle, like, perhaps, a Mosin.

Three advantages of the 6.5MM Carbine over the

Mosin-

1. A practical/functional safety.

2. They are lighter, and shorter than the Mosin

carbines.

3. They have a turned down bolt.


If you were to get an accurate one, reload for it,

are careful to keep dirt out of the lower mag,

AND you have a practical use for it,

I guess you may be able to call it a "thrifty idea".


I collected mine for it's historic significance.

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Quote:
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Not a SHTF rifle, like, perhaps, a Mosin.

Three advantages of the 6.5MM Carbine over the

Mosin-

1. A practical/functional safety.

2. They are lighter, and shorter than the Mosin

carbines.

3. They have a turned down bolt.

If you were to get an accurate one, reload for it,

are careful to keep dirt out of the lower mag,

AND you have a practical use for it,

I guess you may be able to call it a "thrifty idea".

I collected mine for it's historic significance.
I guess "thrifty" was the wrong word to use for it, asking more if it would be "worth it" I guess. I think I want one...
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I remember when they were selling for $10. I should have invested in a bunch and a storage facility. I also remember when the had barrels full of SKS rifles for $100 or less.
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Say i wanted a wartime (WWII) manufacture rifle, what would be thr model to go with and what would it roughly cost?
I'm not really looking for a shooter as much as a collectible. (Just to finish my WWII collection, not so much for high value)

I might shoot 50 rounds a year.
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The 6.5 Carcano is relatively

cheap and easy to find, for one.
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The 6.5 Carcano is relatively

cheap and easy to find, for one.
About how much is the ammo, per round?
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No that I shoot it a lot, but AFAIK,

about 1$ a round. But that was before the

ammo shortage.
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