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6.5 x 52 Italian
diver1 Member Posts: 502 ✭✭
edited February 2014 in Perry Shooter Competition Shooting and Reloading Forum
Does anyone have a diagram showing the OAL of the brass. I have some brass made from Societa Metallurgica Italiana (SMI ) 1936. The OAL is 2.07 but the lit. on the 55 lists 2.165. I am hoping that the 6.5 x 52 is 2.07. Thanks for any help.
Won't saying you won't get anything for it but whatever the length may be, if it's SMI 36, and 6.5, it's surely 6.5 Carcano brass.
I have been exploring the idea of converting berdan primed brass.
Brass is pretty high these days.
However, 100 newly manufactured boxer primed 6.5x52 cases cost less than $50 so that puts a definite upper limit on what you could get.
Converting Berdan to Boxer is possible- basically a pocket reamer is run into the primer pocket, cutting away the anvil and truing up the pocket; then to facilitate the decap rod, a hole is drilled in the middle of the pocket.
THE MAIN PROBLEM with all of this (in addition to being very labor intensive) is that there are now more holes in the web between the primer and the powder, which results in the primer having greater affect. So if using such reworked cases, it is necessary to start well below previous maximum loads and creep up.