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Old February 11, 2013, 08:05 AM   #37
Mike Irwin
Join Date: April 13, 2000
Location: Northern Virginia
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Everything I have ever seen on the subject indicates that Charles Newton started with the .30-06 case, shortened it, trimmed and reformed the neck, and voila, there was the .256.
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