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Adam Helmer 06-07-2018 06:04 PM

Anyone reloading for the 6.5X53R or 7.35mm Carcano?
I may have too much free time and too many old guns I have not shot. I did research and found that the 6.5X54 MS case can be used in both the 6.5x53R Dutch Carbine and neck sized up to .300" for the 7.35MM Terni Carbine.

Does anyone have any experience with these rounds and the 6.5MM MS case?


Adam Helmer 06-13-2018 02:35 PM


A few days ago I received 100, 6.5 X 54 MS cases and got my reloading kit in order. I reloaded 4 cases with 120 grain Sierra bullets and 4 cases with 140 grain Sierra bullets and both were propelled by 32 grains of IMR 4895 powder.

At 25 yards the 120 grain bullets were on point of aim and Windage was perfect. The 140 grain bullets made ONE-HOLE, 1 inch Low ,at 25 yards and Dead Center.

The Moral of this Story is: One cannot fire a rimmed cartridge in a rimless chamber, but the inverse it true. My rimless 6,5X54 brass fired and extracted and I merely lifted the fired case out of the boltway and went on shooting. The 5-round clips accommodated the rimless cartridges about 85% judicious running the bolt provided fine reliable feeding.


Jack 06-15-2018 06:02 AM

Adam, how did you get the headspace correct when using a rimless case in a rimmed chamber?
Chambers for rimmed cases, especially in military rifles are often very, shall we say, generous. .

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