Reloader: brass and bullets accumulation

If all you wanna do is shoot whitetail you'll be fine
You'll need bullets bigger than .264 & .284 to bring down some larger game.
I reload a broad range from .204 Ruger to 45-70 so I can be ready to accommodate any hunt requirements.
 

Big7

Senior Member
If all you wanna do is shoot whitetail you'll be fine
You'll need bullets bigger than .264 & .284 to bring down some larger game.
I reload a broad range from .204 Ruger to 45-70 so I can be ready to accommodate any hunt requirements.
I can't think of anything in this hemisphere
that a properly propelled .284 175-180gr
can't handle with ease. Even African plains
game too.

6.5X55 is an excellent cartridge.
Inherently extremely accurate,
plenty of power and you could
build your custom rifle that
doesn't weigh 12 pounds.
Components are not as nearly
as hard to find as people think.

Just Sayin'
 
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Great responses. I lost track of this thread and found my way back To it this morning.
Yes when I was talking about brass I am referring to resizing but I can see the point where 100 rounds of brass will last a lifetime unless I’m hot loading it and I’m not really interested in that.

I’ve been looking at the 260 for comparable bullets to the 6.5 Swede but I am also considering the 25/06 again.

Any thought on these two. Still the same concept, got inspired by the Kimber Hunter, light weight build as stated in the OP.

Again thanks for the responses. By the way I’ve already got dies for the 06 and abojt 100 rounds da of brass. Just can’t decide if I wanna go with a 25/06 or jump over to the 260, even though the Swede our performs it by a littel
 
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I’ve got 243,30/30,6.5x55 and access to a 280 and 30/06.
Don’t really see a point in 270 because the 280 does that and more. Don’t know I wanna 260 except for bullet and brass compatability (duplicates the Swede)
 
I am a firm believer a 280 is a superior round to the 270 from a bullet availability especially. Ballistically, they are dang near identical. Had the 280 been invented first, the 270 wouldn't be here. Since the 270 came about first and is still popular to the non-reloading world, it will probably always be here and therefore is a good cartridge to have around.

Rosewood
 
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I much prefer the 280 to the 270 due to bullets.

Yeah I got velocity in the Nosler and hornday manuals. Looking for drop and lbs at yardages. Guess I’ll have to plug them into a calculator.

I think I saw where the 06 only produced around 150fps more than the Swede but requires 10 grains more powder. If that’s the case then the 6.5-06 is a no go.
 
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