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Thread: 6.5's and 7's.

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    Boolit Master

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    6.5's and 7's.

    I have two of LEE's custom 6.5mm cruise missile molds from Midsouth. I had a machinist pal cut one down two grooves, resulting in a PB 140gr. cast boolit. For the big guy I got a Lyman .266 sizer die for the Lyman lubrisizer cuz LEE doesn't make a push-through in that size for some reason, and had the same pal polish it a bit inside (to .268") because it was rough enough to jam the cast LEE boolits TIGHT requiring disassembly to get them out all deformed. It will now seat and size Hornady 7mm gas checks onto the 6.5mm cruise missile castings, plain or PC'd, and the PC'd PB's slip through effortlessly. FYI. YMMV.
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    .266....custom order from Lee

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    Lee doesn’t seem to like the 6.5mm caliber. Probably because most people have a hard time getting lead boolits this size to perform well. I know I am, but I’m still working on it.

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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