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Posted: 3/26/2011 7:52:33 PM EST
I came across this article doing a lil research and thought it was pretty slick.
I've always wanted to build a 6.5x54R competition rifle. I bet exterior ballistics
would be very impressive....this one was at the 1976 Winter Games back
when center-fire rifles were still used. Russia beat Finland for the Gold Medal
in 1976.....

http://www.examiner.com/firearms-in-oklahoma-city/mosin-nagant-vostok-6-5x54r-olympic-winter-games-biathlon-rifle

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Posted: 3/26/2011 8:39:37 PM EST
The Dutch used a 6.5x54 cartridge and dies are available. I'd go the 6.5x55 Swede route, but it could be an interesting project.
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Posted: 3/26/2011 8:50:39 PM EST
Originally Posted By Sgt_Gold:
The Dutch used a 6.5x54 cartridge and dies are available. I'd go the 6.5x55 Swede route, but it could be an interesting project.


different than the Dutch cartridge. I do have a CG-63 competition rifle in 6.5x55 already....
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Posted: 3/26/2011 8:50:49 PM EST
Originally Posted By Sgt_Gold:
The Dutch used a 6.5x54 cartridge and dies are available. I'd go the 6.5x55 Swede route, but it could be an interesting project.


different than the Dutch cartridge. I do have a CG-63 competition rifle in 6.5x55 already....
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Posted: 3/27/2011 4:40:49 PM EST
I've got a few U-fix-Ms hungarian Mosins from century a while back just waiting for x54r projects. i would love to build a 6.5 and 9.3 x54r on my spare actions.....after your article a few years back on the Finnish sniper competition that had the 300win mag mosin precision rifle, I've wanted to build on my spare actions.

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Posted: 3/27/2011 6:10:02 PM EST
Originally Posted By Gunwritr:
Originally Posted By Sgt_Gold:
The Dutch used a 6.5x54 cartridge and dies are available. I'd go the 6.5x55 Swede route, but it could be an interesting project.


different than the Dutch cartridge. I do have a CG-63 competition rifle in 6.5x55 already....


My CG-63 is one of my favorite rifles. Do you know what bullets were used? I suppose if you have the cartridge dimensions you could have a set of dire made.
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Posted: 3/27/2011 7:09:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By Sgt_Gold:
Originally Posted By Gunwritr:
Originally Posted By Sgt_Gold:
The Dutch used a 6.5x54 cartridge and dies are available. I'd go the 6.5x55 Swede route, but it could be an interesting project.


different than the Dutch cartridge. I do have a CG-63 competition rifle in 6.5x55 already....


My CG-63 is one of my favorite rifles. Do you know what bullets were used? I suppose if you have the cartridge dimensions you could have a set of dire made.


the 6.5x54R is just as it sounds, a 7.62x54R Russian case necked down to 6.5mm.
The Russian competition loads featured a 160 grain FMJ Match bullet at approx 2600 fps.
Load was fairly mild.

reamers and dies are available if you do your homework.
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Posted: 3/28/2011 8:55:54 AM EST
Neat, the Finish M28-76 would be the most easily procured.
Yes, our parts are tight, we did that on purpose.


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Here's a pic of the 6.5x54R competition cartridge, its based off the 7.62x54R necked down to 6.5mm

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That reminds me a lot of the 6.5 BRM from E. Arthur Brown.

A rebarrel to that 6.5x54R would give new purpose to some old Mosins with sewer pipe bores.
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Posted: 3/30/2011 8:33:42 PM EST
Yes, exterior ballistics on it should be very impressive.
I spoke to a Lapua engineer and he said a 6.5x54R in a modern rifle would
drive a 139 grain Lapua Scenar at 3,000+ fps........

that is smoking.........
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