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Thread: Shell holder for 6.5 Carcano

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    Boolit Buddy
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    Shell holder for 6.5 Carcano

    I'm using the LEE #2 Shellholder for reloading privi 6.5 brass. But the brass seems sloppy in the holder. any other shell holders work better ?

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    Boolit Man
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    RCBS fits better/tighter. I found I kept damaging rims with the Lee shell holder.

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    Boolit Master
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    I use RCBS #9
    Hell, I was there!

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    Boolit Buddy closey's Avatar
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    I switched to lyman X1, it's a bit better to use with my PPU brass. Lee no. 2 was hopeless!
    Closey

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    Boolit Man
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    Curious as to what rifle and boolit you are using?

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    Boolit Buddy
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    Its a Carcano M41. Bought it at a gun show recently. I have a plain based 6.5 mold that Leo at Boomers Molds built for me for my Swede's, that I'm trying. It is similar to a 266469 but plain base. I used 2400 with this. I also loaded a few rounds with some bullets from a Lyman 266305 with GC and 8 grain Red dot. I find this shoots very good in a m38 Swedish mauser, but we will have to see with the Carcano. I may have to find a little larger mold. Its been a tough winter up here this year with cold and lots of snow so outdoor target shooting has been curtailed a bit.

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    Boolit Man
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    Nice, I have a M41 myself and a M96 Swede.
    I have been using 700x and Titegroup for plinking in both.
    NOE 268134 ? for the M41 and a cut down Lee cruise missile mold for the Swede

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    Boolit Master
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    The only tight fitting shell holder for the Carcano brass is the Hornady #21.
    EDG

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check