» Advanced

Go Back   Shooters Forum > Rifle and Rifle Cartridges > Wildcat Cartridges
Register FAQ Members List Donate Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-22-2011, 09:28 PM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 617
6.5-280 RCBS 30 Degree


Registered Users do not see the above ad.


I was wondering if anyone out there is/use to shoot this round. I have a action and barrel ready to go and was researching cartridges and ran across this one and it is bascially exactly what I want. I was originally thinking a 6.5-06 30 degree... but this is basically the same. I don't want a 40 degree AI ether.

I know about the 6.5-284, the 6.5-06 and all the other 6.5's, so I don't need info on them.

I was also wondering If anyone knows if you can get say a 280 neck die and put in a .264 collet for neck sizing? I have not used any of the collet dies so I'm not quite up to par on them. I have a vickerman seater so I'm not worried there.

Any info would be great.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-23-2011, 01:13 PM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 457
In Donnelly's "Cartridge Conversion" book, he has a 6.5/280 RCBS Improved with a 33.99 degree shoulder angle (pg 784, 2002 ed). The case prep notes say:

280 Rem case. F/L size Rem. case in "Improved" die. Trim, chamfer and fireform.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-27-2011, 07:16 PM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 617
Got the rifle all put together. I ended up using a .264 WM die to neck down and it chambers in my rifle perfectly using this die ran up till the shell holder touches the bottom of the die. I have only fired one round down the chamber, but it turned out great.

Cases from left ot right are .270 win, 6.5-06 standard, 6.5-280 30 degree. I can form the 6.5-280 brass from both .280 and .270 brass.
Attached Thumbnails
6.5-280 RCBS 30 Degree-.270.6.5.280-small-.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-28-2011, 07:13 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 15
Nice looking case.It will be interesting to see how this performs against the 264 mag.I think quite possibly very close.

Rich
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-02-2011, 04:24 PM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 617
Thanks, I might send the rifle off for blueing here pretty soon, but I plan on getting some data asap. I'll report back when I get all the numbers. I am also curious to see what it will do. I don't plan on loading it too hot, but I'll do some testing.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-06-2011, 01:52 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 6
Mate all you need is the Hornady neck size die, this die does not make any contact on the case body just the neck. I've been using these neck size dies for all my Improved cases 220 Swift AI, 243 AI, 270 AI and 30/30 AI.
That round should be wicked.

Good Luck
George
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-06-2011, 09:46 AM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 617
thanks for the info. I just ran across some of those yesterday, but they did not have a .264" die at the store I was at. I also have been using the .264 WM FL sizer and it has been working great for neck sizing and decapping. I have fired several rounds in one case, so now I'm on to looking for a FL die to bump my shoulder back.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-16-2011, 08:21 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 15
I run a 6.5-300 win mag.All i use for resizing is a 264 mag die.I can bump my shoulder back with it.Why do you need to move your shoulder?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-17-2011, 06:00 PM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 617
Quote:
Originally Posted by Opuntia View Post
Why do you need to move your shoulder?
With 15+ firings on one case, they are a little tight to chamber without bumping the shoulder back, and or partial FL sizing.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-25-2011, 10:00 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Port Lavaca, TX
Posts: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Opuntia View Post
I run a 6.5-300 win mag.All i use for resizing is a 264 mag die.I can bump my shoulder back with it.Why do you need to move your shoulder?
Now a 6.5-300 WIn. Mag. should be a hoot!. I bet it's a barrel burner too. Of course it's not a whole lot hotter than a ..264 Win. Mag. Of course that's a known barrel burner too. Give me a garden variety 6.5-06. The barrel will last much longer and it won't be a whole lot slower.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-28-2011, 03:15 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 15
It will take me a long time to burn the throat out at the rate I am using it.If it does start seriously loosing accuracy I will make a WWH 6.5 weatherby mag out of it.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
6.5 build WYcoyote Rifles and Rifle Cartridges 12 01-14-2014 06:49 PM
Will Lee shell holders also work in old RCBS press zoar Handloading Equipment 6 12-17-2010 10:15 AM
RCBS came through flashhole Handloading Equipment 5 04-16-2009 11:57 AM
rcBS product support flashhole Handloading Equipment 33 03-06-2007 04:56 PM
Rcbs progressive 2000 DennisE Handloading Equipment 4 03-05-2004 01:41 PM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:53 PM.

< Contact Us - Shooters Forum - Archive >

 
 

All Content & Design Copyright © 1999-2002 Beartooth Bullets, All Rights Reserved
View Privacy Policy | Contact Webmaster | Legal Information
Website Design & Development By Exbabylon Internet Solutions
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2