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Posted: 6/26/2001 8:17:46 AM EDT
6.5-'06 I think this has potential in a Garand. I would appreciate any load data anyone would be willing to post and any thoughts on having a Garand chambered for this round.
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 11:58:24 AM EDT
Respectfully, I wouldn't be soliciting loading data from who knows who on the net. There are other, reliable, sources for this stuff, and you have no way of knowing if the individual who gives you his "pet" load knows beans about the subject. Or worse, is one of the lurking 14-year-olds who'd think it funny to get someone to blow up a Garand. MTCW
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 12:15:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/26/2001 3:17:04 PM EDT by mtnpatriot]
Good point. I should have stated that I was looking for DATA from Nosler, Hornaday, Speer, etc... and where to purchase those books. None of my reloading books have any info on the 6.5-'06. Edited for fat fingers.
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 1:48:19 PM EDT
If you make sure to check your sources info and cross reference it with other sources the net is just fine. Just make sure the load doesn't look all that different in velocity and weight than other listed loads for that caliber. Some of the best loads I have, came from the internet. I reload for about 15 or 20 different calibers; but not the 6.5-06, sorry. guns762
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 1:52:53 PM EDT
Hope this helps: [url]http://www.loadyourown.com/loaddata/[/url]
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 2:39:30 PM EDT
Check the Nosler or Hornady website themselves. They post load data for all of their slugs and updates for new cartridges and powders. Remember to use the data that corresponds to the bullet choice. All of these manufacturers use slightly different specs and dimensions. Hornady slugs tend to be on the thick side, which is one reason that I tend to use their products.
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 4:25:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 6:25:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mtnpatriot: 6.5-'06 I think this has potential in a Garand. I would appreciate any load data anyone would be willing to post and any thoughts on having a Garand chambered for this round.
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There is load data at: www.accuratereloading.com
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 6:27:27 PM EDT
Thanks for all the info.!
Link Posted: 6/27/2001 1:39:02 AM EDT
The Sierra Rifle Handbook also has loading data for the 6.5-06. Keep in mind this is for a bolt gun and won’t always work well in a Garand. The light loads may not function the rifle while the heavy loads, while safe, may bend your operating rod. I suspect getting a 6.5MM Garand barrel is going to be involved.
Link Posted: 6/27/2001 10:47:50 AM EDT
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