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Old August 20, 2011, 11:01 AM   #26
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Ackley did not test the 94,96, or 38 Swedish Mausers in his book in the 60's when he tested Surplus action with overloads.

So I went out and bought one of each for destructive testing.
The question is, use the American brass that is made on small base equipment, or the larger European brass?
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Old August 20, 2011, 11:25 AM   #27
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American brass uses a .470 base, the European stuff is usually proper dimension.

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Old August 20, 2011, 02:05 PM   #28
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I can't see any reason to leave extra room for heads to grow. I bought a bunch of S&B factory loads cheap the same day I got my surplus Swede, and have been running those cases in it ever since. If I were starting with an American gun with .473" bolt face I wanted to rebarrel in 6.5×55, though, I'd do some measuring before deciding on brass, or reamer, or bolt face modification.
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Old October 8, 2017, 01:37 PM   #29
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Anybody have 6,5x55 swede reloading data for the 147 gr ELD-M with vihtavuori powder?
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