View Full Version : Any 6.5x54mm Mannlicher-Schoenauer shooters here?

November 28, 2008, 12:17 AM
(Photo by Oleg Volk.)

...because, if so, I'd really like to know where you're buying your ammo! :o

November 29, 2008, 06:45 AM
...didn't think so. :(

November 29, 2008, 12:04 PM
I'm a potential shooter as soon as a find a nice priced all original 1903 ;)

Potential means I have bullets, brass, powder and a copy of Ken Waters pet Loads for the 6.5x54.

I will call my scrounging friend to see if he has a box. Nice cost shipping from Alaska though

Wildloverofthe6.5Alaska TM

Mike Bailey
December 1, 2008, 09:54 AM
Hi there, Kynamco in the UK make the ammo as do RWS in Germany, best, Mike (still looking for a donor 6.5 X 54 MS rifle)

December 1, 2008, 12:25 PM
All I could find was brass at Midway.


December 1, 2008, 12:47 PM
Kynamco in the UK make the ammo as do RWS in Germany


I'm having zero luck finding any in stock in the US, even on teh intarw3bz. :(

I have a set of RCBS dies and a precious 10 rounds of brass, but I'm torn between making use of the brass for my Greek M1903 or cutting it down for making 7.62x45 for my Vz.52... :confused:

December 2, 2008, 08:15 AM
Why not load 1/2 of it once for the M-S then decide if surgery is the next logical step.

You're probably aware of this. It's backordered here http://www.ows-ammo.com/catalog/shopping_cart.php/sort/3a/page/7

I wonder if they would fess up if any is ever expected to arrive in their shipping dept. as opposed to them leaving in on the list to make their total number of offerings look better?

Good luck


December 11, 2008, 10:23 PM
grafs has brass.privi makes ammo.thats close to carcano.I think they recomend that foor 6.5 carcano.

December 17, 2008, 03:21 PM
PM me.


January 7, 2009, 03:31 PM
Hopefully it'll work ok... ;)

January 7, 2009, 09:10 PM
My father had the Mannlicer-Schoenauer in 6.5X54, the carbine model, beatiful rifle, excellant round. Accurate and did well on Elk and smaller animals. I have no ideal what happened to the rifle and he died.

I have a MS carb. in 8X51, barreled action, I was going to chamber it for the 6.5 but the cart. is stamped on the receiver, dont know how I could pull it off, as I want to restore it to as close to orginal as I can.

The MS Rotoring mags are excellant rilfes, and 6.5X54 is an excellant round, congrats on your find.

January 14, 2009, 11:54 PM
Check the Midway catalog, they have the Privi ammo for less than $14 a box, even with shipping it is cheaper than Norma brass.

January 25, 2009, 05:37 PM
I have two boxes of Norma 6.5X54 MS 139 Grain, and

I have one box of Norma 6.5X54 156 grain.

I'll take $75.00 + sh for three of them- A good deal my friend!




fat old gun nut
January 25, 2009, 09:04 PM
Call J&G in Scottsdale, Az. they don't show in on their website but they have several boxes still on hand. I just bought 5 boxes last week

June 9, 2009, 07:04 AM
Does anyone have an 6.5x54 loaded ammo for sale?:eek:

June 9, 2009, 12:47 PM
I had a couple of old green-label Czech S&B soft-pointed RN 10-packs, left over since I sold my 1903 Carbine about 15 years ago - but I gave them to someone in my gun club, about a month ago.


June 9, 2009, 01:10 PM
Here are a few places that claim to have 6.5x 54 mannlicher:


June 9, 2009, 01:39 PM
Try here as well. I'd call first.;)

Mike Bailey
June 10, 2009, 01:54 AM
tars and Stripes make it, Norma loads it and so do RWS, best, Mike Bailey

Mike Bailey
June 10, 2009, 01:56 AM
sorry, Stars and Stripes


best, Mike

June 10, 2009, 04:52 PM
My blasphemous comment of the day:

Convert it to Grendel!

June 10, 2009, 09:20 PM
Old Western Scrounger as loaded ammo


Graf & Sons has brass