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6.5x270

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by DrRDB, Feb 17, 2012.

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  1. DrRDB

    DrRDB Member

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    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.
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    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
     
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    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
     
  4. DrRDB

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    Thank you both very much for the great information.
    I apologize for the tardiness of my reply and my thanks.

    David
     
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    Pics are needed for all to see this rifle.
     
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    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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