7.35 Carcano Brass


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YankeeClipper
September 21, 2003, 04:11 PM
I missed some 7.35 Carcano Brass on an auction. It was Norma. Now I'm kind of sure that a lot of people don't shoot this caliber on a regular basis. But the price they are asking for surplus ammo is high, very high. The question is did I miss somthing somewhere and these are a more popular surplus rifle than I realize? Does anyone have an idea of which brass would be easiest to re-form to 7.35? Of course do you know anyone that has some brass they want to part with?

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JollyWhiteGiant
September 21, 2003, 09:30 PM
The reason 7.35mm is so pricy is #1 because Norma makes it and their brass is expencive and #2 because it has been out of production for a while. Brass can be made using 6.5X54mm Mannlincher or 6.5X52mm Carcano brass. I use the Carcano brass. You may need to fire form the cases using the Carcano brass in yoru gun due to slight shoulder differences between the 2.

Graffs has 6.5mm Carcano brass right now, that is where I got mine. When stepping them up be sure to use a .270 and a 7mm expander before you use the 7.35mm expander. It will make yoru brass last longer and be much easier on you when forming it.

Love the rifles but it costs almost as much to fire it as the guns are worth!

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