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Welcome to this community for the 6.5 Creedmoor metallic cartridge enthusiasts. We have been sharing information here since February 2010 and have grown quite a bit since. Please join us and share your experiences with the 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge, and also please spread the word about the forum. As we continue growing, the forum will become an even greater resource for all of us.


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Reloading / Re: Mandrel flaring end of neck?
Last post by dnellans -
Just curious. Are you chamfering inside and out of necks before sizing or after.

after, because if neck isn’t totally round chamfering gives shitty results.

my process is

pop primers, ss pin wash, anneal, (lube, body size, trim only when needed), polish in walnut, graphite em, bushing neck size, mandrel, chamfor in and out+ primer pocket clean up.

then prime, charge, load.

seem sane enough?
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General Discussion / Re: Bench set-up, The stool?
Last post by mnbogboy -
My pack-rat skills have provided me with a stool.  Old cheap IKEA office chair in the shed.  Seat was broke and garbage.  Found a few green treat scraps in the other shed.  Assortment of used bolts & lag screws.  Saw, drill,  grinder a few hand tools...The second Finnish throne (the first one was the out house).  adjusts from 17 to a little over 22 inches.  Cut one of the five legs off for foot room. 
Shot a couple groups off it one was a .31" cloverleaf with my 6.5/257 Bob AI. 
Now I won't be able to use the stool excuse anymore!
Thanks for all the tips,
Randy

note: the old stool in the background was filled with concrete.  I wonder if I can get my wife to pack it out for me ;D .
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Reloading / Re: Mandrel flaring end of neck?
Last post by dnellans -
Right - and thats why I tried some shot but not cleaned cases to see if those flared too without any carbon lube.  that "could" be it still potentially.  seems hard to believe that much carbon lube could build up but you never know.

The carbon I was referring to was carbon from previous firings, not the graphite lube.

Ah - gotcha.  I'm cleaning cases with stainless pins currently so the inside of the necks is pretty much stripped of any carbon and it would take a -lot- of lube to be equiv of the layer of soot that is in uncleaned cases.  i'm going to measure and see if there is any burr on the inside of the neck that the mandrel could be forcing out,  it also seems unlikely but none of this makes a lot of sense
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Reloading / Re: Mandrel flaring end of neck?
Last post by jvw2008 -
Right - and thats why I tried some shot but not cleaned cases to see if those flared too without any carbon lube.  that "could" be it still potentially.  seems hard to believe that much carbon lube could build up but you never know.

The carbon I was referring to was carbon from previous firings, not the graphite lube.

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