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#6181047 - 02/12/16 06:19 PM 308/6.5 brass
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can 308 btass be resized to 6.5 Creedmoor? If so is it worth while?
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#6181061 - 02/12/16 06:26 PM Re: 308/6.5 brass [Re: BassCat'99]
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Yes. It has to be done in 2 sizing steps from 308 to 6.5. If the necks get too thick, then you will need to neck turn. I know some shooters doing this, but it is more work.
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#6181128 - 02/12/16 06:58 PM Re: 308/6.5 brass [Re: BassCat'99]
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What about start with Lapua 243 brass
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#6181156 - 02/12/16 07:15 PM Re: 308/6.5 brass [Re: BassCat'99]
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good question Dan
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#6181157 - 02/12/16 07:16 PM Re: 308/6.5 brass [Re: BassCat'99]
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Chad, what would the two steps be?
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#6181311 - 02/12/16 08:38 PM Re: 308/6.5 brass [Re: BassCat'99]
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I'm not sure what the best parent case would be, the neck is not the biggest deal, the shoulder needs to be bumped back a bunch.



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#6181440 - 02/12/16 10:00 PM Re: 308/6.5 brass [Re: BassCat'99]
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Just resize and fire form 22-250 brass into 6.5 Creedmoor. That's the easiest way to form it.
It will be a little short,but after the second firing,it will be the correct length.

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#6181670 - 02/13/16 08:43 AM Re: 308/6.5 brass [Re: BassCat'99]
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I've never tried to resize brass, is it a matter of running thru the fl die you want and trim then fire form?
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#6181936 - 02/13/16 01:48 PM Re: 308/6.5 brass [Re: BassCat'99]
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The most you should size the neck down to in one sizing is about .020"-.025". To go from 308 to 6.5, you will need to size down to about 7mm, then 6.5. Plus, the shoulder bump. What's the best case to start with, 243 Win, 22-250, 308, I don't know. I just buy 6.5 CM from Hornady. Suppliers are just getting the next shipment in of them now, so keep your eyes open, and you can find some Hornady 6.5 CM. I just got in 5K of them.
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#6188788 - 02/18/16 09:29 AM Re: 308/6.5 brass [Re: BassCat'99]
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.308 makes some nice 7mm08 brass. I just it it twice on the press.
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#6190000 - 02/18/16 07:53 PM Re: 308/6.5 brass [Re: BassCat'99]
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Unless you have the dies needed and any other equipment it might be best just to buy new brass.
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