View Full Version : First rounds fired from my 6.5 Swede

08-23-2005, 05:22 PM
Well I lubed and gas checked the first bullets from my new 6 cavity mould. Then I loaded up 20 rounds. Ten with 13.5 of 2400 and ten with 16 of IMR 4227. The boolits miked .269 and were loaded as cast.Used lyman 450 to seat the gas checks and pan lubed the boolits. The first group at 50yds with 2400 was so so;4 shots with first out of a clean barrel. No.2 group with 4227 was snug after first shot. Then out to 100yds Ugh. Iknow these guns are a challenge. This one is a model96 Obendorf made 1900. It has a Williams peep with target disk and a globe front with a peep. Definitely accurate with condoms. What surprised me the most was how far I had to seat the boolits into the neck. Jacketed are just the opposite. Mel

08-23-2005, 07:43 PM
Mel, I just finished posting my results with the 6.5 Kurtz & my Mod. 96 on the Cast Bullets section. You may find it necessary (as did I) to size those bullets nose first as well. Once you do that, you can seat them a bit longer (into the rifling) and improve accuracy as well. Hope this helps!

08-23-2005, 08:37 PM
Thanks Maven. I was thinking along those lines but not sure how to go about it. Do you us a lube sizer and how much. I bought the only sizer I could get for my Lyman .264. Use it just to seat the gas checks. I know some of you guys nose size; are you using homemade dies ? Mel