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6.5 - .257 Roberts Arisaka

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Waistgunner, Sep 21, 2007.

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  1. Waistgunner

    Waistgunner Member

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    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
     
  2. Chuck R.

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    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
     
  3. hoghunting

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    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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