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Thread: Wtb: 6.5 roberts dies

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    Cool Wtb: 6.5 roberts dies

    Looking for a set of 6.5 Roberts Dies. Buy - or Trade. I have lots of new brass from my range. ??????

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    Some may be more likely know these as 6.5X257 unless I am mistaken.

    No, 6.5X57 is not the same.
    It is different just like 7x57 is different than 257 Remington.

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    The Handloaders manual of cartridge conversions says the 6.5/Roberts is also known as the 6.5x57 Mauser.

    With that in mind there are about a dozen 6.5x57 Mauser sets and some singles for sale over on e-bay. Take your pick of new Hornady's, used RCBS and Forsters.

    Also one RCBS set listed on e-bay under the following name 6.5mm-257 Roberts
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    Not quite the same case dimensions. 6.5x57 dies may work for 6.5 Roberts in a neck sizing roll but is not exactly the same. load data is interchangeable though.
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    I have a set of Lyman Dies that I could part with.
    6.5 jap x 257 robt
    they look like new, inside and out, comes with box and photocopies of load data from Lyman? manual.

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    I am just getting back to check up on this post. I new to this. I will send P.M. for price.

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    Is this the same as 257 Roberts?????

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    As I understand it, this cartridge was developed so war bring back Arisakas could easily be made to shoot brass that was available at the time (.257 Roberts) much the same as the 8mm-06 was to 98 Mausers. Is this the cartridge we are talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by richhodg66 View Post
    As I understand it, this cartridge was developed so war bring back Arisakas could easily be made to shoot brass that was available at the time (.257 Roberts) much the same as the 8mm-06 was to 98 Mausers. Is this the cartridge we are talking about?
    yes...umm, well, it's the one I'm talking about.

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    To be clear. the cartridge being discussed is a 257 roberts case necked up to receive a 6.5mm bullet. Also it is the 7mm mauser case necked down to receive a 6.5mm bullet. I also have some made from 6mm remington cases that I got a deal on once. they are all in the same family so to speak.
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    Got it. They are not the same.
    Learn something new everyday.
    I do have 257 Roberts die sets.
    Won't do you much good unless you want to modify them.

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    I have a RCBS 6.5X57 die set I got in some others I bought but it is not what your looking for I take it ?

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