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#6348217 - 06/26/16 12:23 PM Reforming 6.5 x 284 to 284
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Whats the best way to reform 6.5 x 284 to .284?

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#6348227 - 06/26/16 12:41 PM Re: Reforming 6.5 x 284 to 284 [Re: spg]
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Lube the case up good, including the inside of the neck, and run that sucker through your .284 die.

I'd anneal afterward. Not saying that you have to do it, just saying that I would.
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#6348251 - 06/26/16 01:05 PM Re: Reforming 6.5 x 284 to 284 [Re: RiverRider]
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Originally Posted By: RiverRider
Lube the case up good, including the inside of the neck, and run that sucker through your .284 die.

I'd anneal afterward. Not saying that you have to do it, just saying that I would.


Come on, shooting a 6.5x284 in a 7mm is way more exciting than simply resizing it.

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#6348286 - 06/26/16 01:36 PM Re: Reforming 6.5 x 284 to 284 [Re: spg]
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I used a K&M expander like this.

http://kmshooting.com/tools/case-neck-tools/case-neck-expansion/custom-standard-expand-mandrels.html

But just running thru a 284 die will work too
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#6348303 - 06/26/16 01:49 PM Re: Reforming 6.5 x 284 to 284 [Re: HicksHunter]
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Originally Posted By: HicksHunter
Originally Posted By: RiverRider
Lube the case up good, including the inside of the neck, and run that sucker through your .284 die.

I'd anneal afterward. Not saying that you have to do it, just saying that I would.


Come on, shooting a 6.5x284 in a 7mm is way more exciting than simply resizing it.


I'll bet is IS! There is such a thing as "too much of a good thing," though.
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#6349093 - 06/27/16 08:55 AM Re: Reforming 6.5 x 284 to 284 [Re: spg]
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Just neck up the 6.5 brass to 7mm, and you're good. Lube the inside of the neck, and push it over a 7mm expander ball.
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#6349262 - 06/27/16 11:12 AM Re: Reforming 6.5 x 284 to 284 [Re: spg]
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The ones saying run it though a 284 die are assuming you still have an expander on your stem. I'd buy a 7mm expander.
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#6368451 - 07/13/16 08:25 PM Re: Reforming 6.5 x 284 to 284 [Re: HicksHunter]
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Originally Posted By: HicksHunter
Originally Posted By: RiverRider
Lube the case up good, including the inside of the neck, and run that sucker through your .284 die.

I'd anneal afterward. Not saying that you have to do it, just saying that I would.


Come on, shooting a 6.5x284 in a 7mm is way more exciting than simply resizing it.


HH, I'm with you. I thought that was why the old GulfWax used for sealing jellies was originally made. bolt
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#6379700 - 07/23/16 10:26 AM Re: Reforming 6.5 x 284 to 284 [Re: spg]
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So 284 brass is that hard to find?

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#6380069 - 07/23/16 05:11 PM Re: Reforming 6.5 x 284 to 284 [Re: rickt300]
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Originally Posted By: rickt300
So 284 brass is that hard to find?


I'm guessing he wants Lapua brass.
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