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Posted: 8/1/2002 8:52:23 AM EST
My father-in-law has a Merkel, but the ammo has gotten VERY scarce since he got it back in the late seventies. He still has a small cache of ammo, but we were thinking about reloading for it.

Does anybody else do this? Norma sells components, but they are very expensive. I have also read that people use 280 Remington loads for this caliber.

Anybody have any other info? Sources for brass and other components?

Thanks!
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 8:43:30 PM EST
If it's made, Dillon's should have it.

1-800-223-4570.

Link Posted: 8/1/2002 8:59:37 PM EST
What caliber/gauge is it? I thought Merkel just made shotguns..I might be wrong
Link Posted: 8/2/2002 1:17:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/2/2002 1:24:57 AM EST by 199]
Try: www.ows-ammunition.com Do a query on "7X65" and you should get what you want. I assume this is a drilling.
Link Posted: 8/2/2002 4:21:09 AM EST

Originally Posted By andrew:
What caliber/gauge is it? I thought Merkel just made shotguns..I might be wrong



It is a 7mm. Merkel makes lots of different combination guns, mostly chambered in 20 ga, European calibers, and .22LR. Some of them have 3 different bores!

His particular gun is a over-n-under 7x65R.
Link Posted: 8/2/2002 4:27:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By 199:
Try: www.ows-ammunition.com Do a query on "7X65" and you should get what you want. I assume this is a drilling.



They have brass at $9.43/20 which is expensive, but the cheapest I have found. Thanks!

The dies are $65.84. I don't know what shellholder to use though.

If 280 Rem loadings work in this caliber, they are easy to get. I'll do more research though.
Link Posted: 8/2/2002 11:54:54 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/2/2002 11:59:26 AM EST by 199]
All I can find – hope it helps!



Edited to add that loads developed for a bolt gun might be a bit stiff for a drilling - or maybe not!
Link Posted: 8/5/2002 5:03:33 AM EST
Thanks 199! That is exactly what I am looking for!

As to the Drilling vs. Bolt action, I suppose I would have to use the data listed and start 10% low. He hardly ever shoots it, but uses RWS factory cartridges when he does, so those loads should be fine.
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