Edited in Long After I started this Thread....
This thread, as it turns out, became mostly about trying to use OLD Brass that
that I got with the rifle that gave me problems. Just an FYI. DoctorBill
Locally there is for sale an Arisaka converted to .257 Roberts x 6.5mm.
I am curious enough to buy that rifle if I can reload the ammo w/o
spending more for the reloading paraphernalia than the rifle.
I need to know more.
I found out that RCBS has a mold specifically for this round.
RCBS Dies are expensive, tho.
How does one get .257 Roberts Brass - lot around or scarce ?
Uses standard 6.5 mm cast bullets ? How about the Cruise Missile ?
Is that rifle worth having or would it be an Albatross around my neck ?