Reloads for the 6.5 x 257 Roberts
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:29 PM   #1
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Default Reloads for the 6.5 x 257 Roberts

I recently purchased a Japanese Type 44 cavalry carbine that was sportized probably back in the 1950's. It is in great condition and the work was professionly done. I can buy dies to resize the 257 brass from Midway. What I need is reloading recipes for this caliber. Any info will be appreciated.

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Old 01-05-2012, 03:06 PM   #2
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This should be a great caliber. I would have a good 'smith check it out as the strength of the 6.5 Japanese might be suspect. It seems that some die, and/or bullet companies could provide data. Ballistics, but not necessarily reloading data, shoud be very similar to the .260 Remington.
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Found the needed load data in an old Lyman manual. Back in the day this was a popular conversion for the Arisaka rifles. They could be bought for around $10 and there were also a lot of WW II bring backs. The load data matches closely with that in current manuals for the 6.5 x 55 Swedish mauser. Since the rifle is old but in good condition I'll be conservative in my loads.

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