6.5x270


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DrRDB
February 17, 2012, 12:16 PM
I inherited a custom rifle chambered in the 6.5x270, German Mauser action, and need a source for ammunition and/or brass. This gun was built for my grandfather by his friend and gunsmith, Keith Stegall of Gunnison, Colorado. I have so many fond memories of Keith and his wife Manette, he was a true gentleman and artist. I have the RCBS dies, labelled 6.5 Stegall, and two boxes of ammunition. Any information on this caliber and/or ammunition would be appreciated, thank you.

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rcmodel
February 17, 2012, 12:24 PM
You will have to make your own brass by running .270 Win cases in the 6.5x270 sizing die you have.

It is such a simple small change (.013") in neck diameter it will be no different then re-sizing .270 brass to .270.

Keith Stegall was one of the most famous & highly regarded custom stock makers of his time.
But you probably already know way more about him then I do.

Here is a fine tribute to him.
http://www.riflemagazine.com/magazine/PDF/ri74partial.pdf

rc

NCsmitty
February 17, 2012, 04:06 PM
Welcome to THR, DrRDB.

I'm fairly sure that 6.5-06 data can be used interchangeably with your 6.5 Stegall chambering. I just am not sure if it is an "improved" chambering or not.

www.hodgdon.com has current data for the 6.5-06 at their site.

It would be interesting if you could post some pictures of your rifle.


NCsmitty

DrRDB
March 25, 2013, 05:24 AM
Thank you both very much for the great information.
I apologize for the tardiness of my reply and my thanks.

David

horsemen61
March 25, 2013, 10:00 AM
Pics are needed for all to see this rifle.

Kachok
March 25, 2013, 02:51 PM
Nosler has 6.5-06 Data too, there should be very very little difference between a 6.5-06 and a 6.5-270

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