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6mm Remington brass #14454963 01/11/20
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Due to the shortage and expense of 257 Roberts brass I thought i'd try forming some from 6mm Remington. Anyone want to contribute, or sell, a dozen or so cases for me to learn/experiment with? PM please.

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Re: 6mm Remington brass [Re: beefan] #14459235 01/12/20
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Found Remington 7x57 brass at Cabela's. Ran them through my .257 Roberts die, loaded and shot. First try I used one range brass round of 7x57, sized in 6mm die, then again in .257 Roberts. It'll work from many directions, just get some brass. Be sure to check trim length, see if they'll chamber, etc. Check for PM.


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Re: 6mm Remington brass [Re: beefan] #14459269 01/12/20
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If you had enough dies, you could form the Roberts from the 8x57 brass which is the parent case. I would plan on neck turning.

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Re: 6mm Remington brass [Re: beefan] #14459983 01/12/20
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Thanks guys. Got some cases coming. Advice and suggestions are still welcome.

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Re: 6mm Remington brass [Re: beefan] #14461707 01/13/20
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in the last 6 months, I have stumbled upon Winchester brass at Sportsman's Cat House in both 6mm Rem and 257 Roberts...

which are both my preferred brass in those two calibers...I neck the Roberts brass up to 6.5 to use in my beloved 6.5 x 57...

bought a couple bags of 50, for a reasonable price... didn't need any, but its like buying gas at a cheap price, even when you have half a tank or more left...

in those two calibers, I prefer Winchester over Remington....

yet in the 6.5 x 55 and 7 x 57, I prefer Remington's brass over Winchester..

in all 4 scenarios, its the level of quality, of one company's offering over the other...

could care less about the head stamp, just prefer which ever one is better QC...

in playing with each brass at the reload bench.. I have used 6mm Rem, brass to make 7 x 57, necked down 7 x 57 to make 6.5 x 57 and 6mm Rem.. they all worked just fine, with little to no hassles...

only odd ball is the 6.5 x 55, as there are too many lose standard floating around out there...
for example, Rem uses an incorrect .473 case head...instead of the European standards.. Winchester uses the European Standard...

but considering my Model 70 Featherweight that is a push feed, that started life as a 30/06, the incorrect RemingtonSpecs, fit the bill for a bolt action with a .473 bolt head...so I use Remington in that Model 70.. Winchester 6.5 x 55, usually won't properly eject 50% of the time or more.. so I just use what works...




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Re: 6mm Remington brass [Re: keith] #14461711 01/13/20
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Originally Posted by keith
If you had enough dies, you could form the Roberts from the 8x57 brass which is the parent case. I would plan on neck turning.


I've tried that... it kinda didn't work out so well...necking up the Roberts or 6mm Rem is a lot easier and works out better...

8 x 57 has that short neck which was a real forming PITA....

I formed some 257 Roberts brass for an older friend who is no longer with us...

he wanted some Roberts brass that was nickle and couldn't find any...

but he had about a 100 nickle cases in 25/06 from Remington..

so just using some of my 257 Roberts dies, lubed them up.. sized them down, trimmed the neck..

and presto...257 Roberts Nickle brass....

did the same with Winchester 280 brass which is all nickle.. but this time, in a 8 x 58 die, to bump the shoulder into the right-ish place..trimmed and then ran into a 7 x 57 die and presto.. nickle 7 x 57 brass...

some people hate to do that kinda work.. me tho, with the wife engulfed in the TV nightly, I just go out to my reload bench and keep myself busy, while listening to talk radio, or old time radio broadcasts.. keeps me out of doing some of my other more expensive hobbies...like building model airplanes...and then generate too many with no place to put them...




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Re: 6mm Remington brass [Re: beefan] #14466431 01/14/20
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Sent -- clean ones are sized to .257 Rbts. Lube well and size the 6mm once-fired brass (various) in your .257 Rbts die, trim, etc.
Might want to try a dummy round using the "clean ones" to see if you can chamber them. Or just run them through your die, set up for your own weapon.

Cheers! (PM has tracking info.) Pay it forward and let me know how it goes.

Barry


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Re: 6mm Remington brass [Re: beefan] #14468887 01/14/20
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Thanks and a PM to you.

Re: 6mm Remington brass [Re: beefan] #14473731 01/16/20
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Delivered -- have fun, man.


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