a 256(actually 6.5mm)Newton, and a 30Newton (l-r), neither have been offered commercially in over 50 years
October 28, 2006, 02:16 AM
The .256 Newton above is the predecessor to the more modern 6.5-06. I make my own 6.5-06 brass from reformed RWS 7x64 Brenneke brass.
Here's a 6.5-06 round, along with a hard drive that was centerpunched by the same load at 100 yards. Note how clean the hole is:
I also make 7.62x45 Czech VZ-52 rifle ammo from .220 Swift/6.5 Carcano/6.5x54 Mannlicher brass. My website goes into details, but here's a fuzzy pic of the .220 Swift to 7.62x45 case forming process:
I also reload for the 6.5x53R Dutch Mannlicher, and reform either .303 British or .30-40 Krag brass for that rifle.
My favorite obsolete round is the .32 Remington, but I got lucky and bought several hundred pieces worth of new, unfired .32 Remington brass in an estate sale. So I'm set for a lifetime with that particular cartridge.
October 28, 2006, 04:06 AM
how about a 14-223? saw one of those at a gunshow recently, a needle flying at over 4000 fps. Also say a Israeli ar combat variant of the m1 carbine, firing a 36 grn carbine round necked down to 20 cal, if I remember right. also a speed demon.
October 28, 2006, 07:08 AM
I have a 30 gibbs. It's a blown out short neck '06. A 300 WSM can do anything my gibbs can but I have more fun making ammo for my gibbs (a little HP 38, a scoop of malto meal, bit O wax, bang new case).
October 28, 2006, 09:52 AM
What is this?
"Israeli ar combat variant of the m1 carbine, firing a 36 grn carbine round necked down to 20 cal"
Do you mean a .22 Johnson Spitfire? Not really military or Israeli.
6.5x58 Portuguese Mauser
October 28, 2006, 10:59 AM
How about 351 and 401 Winchester self loader or WSL
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