RWS search!

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  1. Arby

    Arby G&G Newbie

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    I need a source for RWS 6.5 x 57 (not 6.5 x 57R). I've seen several ads for RWS ammo, but no one seems to carry this one; Ideas?


     
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    lefty o G&G Enthusiast

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    natchez list brass, but i see no loaded ammo.
     
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  3. BattleRifleG3

    BattleRifleG3 Retired Moderator

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    Are you talking about 6.5 Swedish Mauser?
     
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  4. Arby

    Arby G&G Newbie

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    I am not familiar with the 6.5 Swedish Mauser. The 6.5x57 was derived from the 7mm Mauser, but I'm not certain any military arms were ever chambered for it.
     
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    lefty o G&G Enthusiast

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    the 6.5 swedish is the 6.5x55, and is its own casing- not derived from the 7x57.
     
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    G Hollingsworth G&G Newbie

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    If in fact it is a 6.5/57. would be the easyest thing to make out of a 7/57. That is if you can find the dies. Don't think i can reacall a 5.6/57 altho it would make a nice cartrage
     
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    Arby G&G Newbie

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    The 6.5x57 can be made from neck sizing 7x57, and fire forming them. Finding 6.5 x 57 brass isn't too difficult, and I have a set of dies. This was never a popular caliber in the U.S., and my rifle is an old steyr. This is the only steyr I ever seen in this configuration; I bought this weapon in the mid-70's (it was already several years old) from Don Wood who later founded GSI. He (Don) said he's not seen another like it in this country. I bought it during my 6.5mm infatuation phase. RWS makes the ammo, but I can;t find anyone in this country who carries it.
     
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