6.5 - .257 Roberts Arisaka


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Waistgunner
September 21, 2007, 11:26 PM
I have a type 38 Arisaka Carbine that was converted to the 6.5 - .257 Roberts . It's in excellent condition , it has a timney trigger , Lyman rear reciever peep sight , other than that it's original. my question is ;can I shoot regular .257 Roberts ammo off the shelf in it ??? >>>>>>>>>>>> WaistGunner

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Chuck R.
September 22, 2007, 10:06 AM
If it's 6.5-.257, then the bore is 6.5mm, so no unless you want that .25 caliber bullet rattling down the bore.

.257 VS .264

I reload for a very similar European cartridge called the 6.5 x 57mm. It really is a neat cartrdige.

You're probably going to have to have a chamber cast done then see what dies can be bought/made for it.

Chuck

hoghunting
September 22, 2007, 01:26 PM
The 6.5x257 Roberts dies are made by RCBS and Midway carries them. Just get 257 Roberts brass, .264 bullets and IMR 4831 and you're in business. It's a very nice round as there isn't much recoil and it packs a punch on game.

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